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