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Mindless meat

29.10.16: THE FIRST meat produced from non-sentient animals went on sale in New York today.

The "mindless meat" ­ sausages and cold cuts sold under the brand name Veggiemeat ­ comes from pigs genetically modified so that they will not develop consciousness.

Non-sentient pigs are produced by removing from the parent animals' germ-line cells (eggs and sperm) the genes that code for the neurotransmitters essential for awareness.

The resulting offspring are matured in a vegetative coma. Their muscles are then exercised by external electrical stimulation to give the meat normal texture.

"Mindless meat" was developed by a UN-funded team of neuroscientists to pave the way for global animal rights legislation t