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Test Tube Meat

06/18/2008 at 1:00 p.m.

What if you could grow meat in laboratories instead of on the hoof? Even hard core carnivores will concede there are problems: There are vast amounts of grain used to feed the animals. And chicken and pig farms generate tons of waste. Now, researchers are working a solution. PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is offering a million dollars to the scientist who comes up with commercially viable meat produced in a laboratory. But would you eat it?

Also, to publish or not to publish? The managing editors for the Seattle Times and Seattle P.I. talk about their different decisions on running photos of suspected terrorists provided by the FBI. We learned this week the people in the photos were harmless European businessmen.


David McCumber is managing editor for the Seattle Post–Intelligencer.

Suki Dardarian is managing editor for the Seattle Times.

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