Eating in Vitro: Magic Meatballs

Van Mensvoort
September 24th 2012

Magic Meatballs are designed to playfully familiarize children with lab-grown meat. Young people are more prone to overconsumption of proteins and fats, and are more sensitive to the hormones and antibiotics used in conventional meat production. Luckily, lab-grown Magic Meatballs can be tailored precisely to a child’s individual needs.

The basic meat consists solely of animal protein, and the combination of fats, omega-3s and vitamins is completely customizable. Colors and flavors can also be added to the neutral base to make the meat change color or crackle in your mouth. Magic Meatballs actively involve kids with the meat they eat, so that future generations will more readily accept protein grown in labs.

Designed by Mark Kanters for the Eating in Vitro series.

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Sasho Andrijeski
Posted 14/10/2012 – 00:47

We don't need meat and animal proteins, so this doesn't make sense. It is just making the food consuming more artificial and I believe not healthy at all.
Also, every nutritionist and person who did a bit more research on his own knows that bunch of vitamins/minerals aren't making any difference, but the combination of the food we eat together with the other ingredients that we intake, are actually making them valuable.
So, I see my previous comment as a shortest explanation on what is this. I'd say it is a funny idea or a joke, or making bad a bad decision with some extra colors and fun added, but this is actually serious (at least for me)..

Koert van Mensvoort
Posted 25/09/2012 – 23:22

@Sasho: Intuitive responses are always welcomed, yet "arguments" may be even more helpful.

Sasho Andrijeski
Posted 25/09/2012 – 18:49

This is bullshit.

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