Peta Prize $1 million prize for biosynthetic meat: meat you grow in a dish. (shortlink http://theyshallwalk.org/?p=322 )
While I was visiting India I was invited to speak at the Voorhees College in Tamil, Nadu, India. In the morning I was invited to the church and that was a great experience I will have to tell you more in another blog. I was invited to speak to the Zoology Department about my work with biosynthetic muscles. http://www.voorheescollege.in/
Between the time I was invited and the time I arrived to speak at the college the news of my presentation got so popular they had to move from a single classroom to the auditorium at the center of the college.
While I waited for the students to assemble I had time to speak with the professor in charge of the zoology department. When I told him that I had the recipe for growing muscles he was intrigued. My plan was to grow muscles and combine them with synthetic materials, that is why I call it, biosynthetcis. The side benefit or ‘good’ benefit of the recipe is that muscle cells will grow within 7-8 weeks.
It is interesting that much of the Stem Cell research being done in the US is funded by the death squad politics of groups who want to promote what they call “pro choice”. A friend of mine from the old neighborhood told me he was “PRO CHOICE” too, the choice comes before having sex. He continues on a rant anytime you ask him “…the pro choice movement in America is for lazy women who want to change their minds after making the choice of having sex.” he will always continue consistently with ….”They want to pretend they did not make a mistake in drinking too much or self medicating before having sex with someone they would not introduce to mom or dad, let alone consider having and holding until ‘death do us part’. The “PRO CHOICE” movement is for lazy people who want to pretend they can change the past.”…
Much of the Stem Cell Research is funded by the pro abortion agenda. When you read the papers and the results of actual research it becomes obvious, or as one Chemistry Professor used to say “Clearly and Obviously” that the money is being wasted very much in the same way that much of the cardiac research money is being wasted. Cardiac money is available because Americans will not exercise or eat right and the insurance companies will pay for the surgery, so researchers want to develop a product that will be purchased by that money.
In reality stem cell research, as it relates to growing muscle for food, is easy and does not need to involve any ‘genetic alterations’ or ‘mutations’ or ‘genetic engineering’ and certainly does not require “GELF”… (Genetically Engineered Life Forms). I will publish the recipe later, today I will tell you it is pretty simple to combine the nutrient cocktail with a freshly fertilized fowl egg such as a chicken or quail. The stem cells in the fresh fertilized egg is ready to become what ever you want it to with good old fashioned “Animal husbandry”
We mix up some simple nutrients in a saline solution and added a simple aerator from an aquarium, an incubator that usually costs thousands (we purchased from a state surplus auction for much less ). Then using a couple of fountain pumps and aquarium pumps we were able to rig up a flow of liquid ‘nuti-detox’ that would flow over the growing muscle tissue.
I call it ‘nutri-detox’ because the liquid provides nutrition solids suspended in and aqueous (mainly water) solution as well as the oxygen gas needed by the cells. As the ‘nutri-detox’ flows over the muscle tissue the waste product solids and gases flow away from the growing cells. The key is to be sure the flow rate is enogh to provide the liquid, solids and gases the tissue needs while hauling away waste all while not flowing so fast that the cells are hauled away.
A filter chamber is where waste is filtered out. In a future article I will explain how we can use the animal waste as food for the plant models. In the very near future we will combine the animal tissue with plant tissue to form a symbiotic relationship fueling each other. At first on a macro scale and then miniaturize it into the nanotech scale.
The “nutri-detox” liquid starts in the primary tank, mixed according to a recipe found in the piles of thesis papers in the engineering and biology libraries at the University of Washington. A simple $5 air pump aerates the liquid with oxygen rich bubbles that move with the liquid towards the “bio-reactor” chamber. This was built with Plexiglas, acrylic and JB weld epoxy. Using a simple $5 fountain pump, the liquid is moved from the ‘tank one’ to the bioreactor.
The term bioreactor is controversial in some bio-engineering camps because it can mean so many different things see images . For the topic of biosynthetic muscles it may be better to just consider it a growth chamber
In the bioreactor the liquid flows over the muscle tissue. In this environment when a few muscle cells are taken from a living chicken using a standard biopsy technique (with no harm to the animal) and then introduced to the ‘prepped’ biosynthetic cell mass, it will differentiate and the ‘bi-opted’ cell will ‘tell’ the un-differentiated cells what they are to become when it simply comes into contact with it. Within seven to eight weeks the cells grow and come alive.
My plan is to offer the recipe to the College at no charge and help them to grow chicken meat in a dish. I will experiment with my electrodes that will later be used to power up and control muscle contractions in a future version of the LIFESUIT that is skin tight and fits under the clothes. In the food model these electrodes will help to ‘exercise’ the meat to make the texture more palatable. Without the electrodes that provide controlled contractions of the muscles, the newly formed tissue just ‘twitches’ on its own and is very difficult to control.
With the electrodes, especially the ‘tri-phase’ activation electrodes we have developed, the muscle tissue will have an opportunity to develop ‘texture’ based on the amount of muscle contractions and the amount of exercise we give the new meat.
It is my intention to publish as much as I can about biosynthetic meat and muscle motors so that everyone will be able to grow meat in the fridge and not have to Mame or kill animals to eat. Fortunately the restrictions placed on research labs preventing this kind of work does not apply in India.
Prof.C.Rufus Inbakumar, M.A M.Phil was one of my hosts for the trip. His wife is a doctor who goes to a village 35 km outside of town where there is no health clinic. She does well child checks and administers medicine and treatment as much as she can. It has been very hard the last year because of the popularity of the work she is doing. People come from farther and farther away and there are now too many people for her to treat with the limited resources she has.
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