As a reminder, I had posted the link to the US News and World Report article about Tissue Engineering our meat back in August. Tissue Engineered meat has no texture, it's like snot or slime
as the cultured muscle cells require stress and strain to create the fibrous texture. You should also be aware that meat also
has a good portion of connective tissue fibers as well, and those are most likely missing from this engineered meat.
A side note: since Fetal Bovine Serum in the growth media is currently used to
culture the meat, it is not yet animal cruelty free.
IS serum free media, but cells grow less able-y in this.
For any of you unsure that science is important, take a look at this video
which is the compilations of opinions of scientists, science communicators and educators put together by Alom Shaha in the
When I contacted Hannah Holmes and told her I LOVED her new book, The Well Dressed Ape, and that I was going to do a video book review (pointing her to my youtube site), this is what she wrote:
"Oh my god you're like Sandra Bullock with a brain! You're ADORABLE!!!!!!!
I can't wait to get Joanned!
It's pretty cool
to be "verbed". I've had the rare comparison to Sandra Bullock and more frequently to Audrey Hepburn.
I think that's sweet. It's in our nature to categorize, isn't it?
(I just noticed on her blog that she commented on me, calling me a magical creature from Illinois! I'm blushing! I also appreciate her pointing
out that what I am doing may be the future of book reviews. I like that.)
addition to Ms. Holmes lovely comment I had a couple of (really big) publishers contact me out of the blue about reviewing
advance copies of some books! This is fun. I love free books!
And, this just in! From
Neil deGrasse Tyson who happened to call me "YouTubegenic":
Thanks for the YouTube link. Love your Chicago accent. But I especially love the Periodic Table behind you. I'm a big fan of the thing.