REAL LIFE HORROR | Clone Your Own Meat And Eat It...? Yes. It's Real.
"You Can Be What You Eat"
First, we have some of the worst wildfires in history... Then, there's a pandemic (which is still raging, as I write this)... Then, murder hornets invade the US.
Named after the circular symbol of the snake eating itself, the project is the brain-child of scientist, Andrew Pelling, artist, Okan Tellin, and industrial engineer, Grace Knight, who were commissioned by the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
If it were snake meat, well, maybe... But it's not. What it is, is a DIY meat growing kit that uses human cells.
Yes, actually, you read that correctly. The process uses cells scraped from the inside of a person's cheek, which are then put into a serum solution, and after three months, Voilá! Meat!
Creator, Grace Knight, insists that it's not cannibalism, exactly, and further, the product's website claims, “Growing yourself ensures that you and your loved ones always know the origin of your food, how it has been raised and that its cells were acquired ethically and consensually,”
Jokes aside, the point of the project was to bring to light some of the less-than-savory practices employed by corporations that are growing actual, non-human, laboratory meat.
Neither Ouroboros DIY meat kits nor other laboratory grown meat is currently available on the market, but the latter is expected to be available at your local grocer in the next few years.