Gates Lab Meat is more like food for transhumanism….next the half human half clone creature will only need to recharge their bodies with their solar eye shields. Think of the money that will be saved from that green plan. Green as in Soylent Green?
How it works
They tell you it’s microbes. What they don’t tell you is that it also takes Cell Lines that come from- form stem cells.
They want you to think in terms of microbes. Not in the terms of embryonic stem cells which – due to ethical and moral issues – are controversial when used in research. However, they do it anyway in the name of science. They have developed induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) – essentially multipotent blood and skin cells which have been reprogrammed back to a pluripotent state therefore enabling them to differentiate into a far greater range of specialized cells.
They tell us the alternative is using multipotent adult stem cells which create muscle cell lineages or unipotent progenitors which will directly differentiate into muscle cells. (Does this sound safe or natural?)
They tell us that the favorable characteristics of stem cells include immortality, high proliferative ability, unreliance on adherence, serum independence and easy differentiation into tissue. However, the natural presence of such characteristics is likely to differ between cell species and origin. (Ya think?)
But don’t worry, Gates research never has a natural presence of anything, so he will find a way. A nicely patented way sponsored by the 1 percent club.
Because of the natural presence that is lacking, the following steps of in vitro cultivation must be adjusted to fill the exact needs of a specific cell line. Such as immortality. Cells naturally have a limit on how long they can divide (this is why we age) which is dictated by their telomere cap – a string of supplementary nucleotide bases added to the end of their chromosomes. With each division, the telomere cap is progressively shortened until it is nonexistent in which case the cell ceases to divide. By inducing pluripotency, the telomere cap can be lengthened so that the cell divides indefinitely. They have found insect cells used in entomoculture are naturally un reliant on serum based culture media as well as adherence and so can consequently be cultured more densely in suspension cultures in comparison to mammalian cells. (Is it sounding yummy yet?) The Marshall Report read more