A new website has many people slightly puzzled. It claims to be producing artisanal salamis made from lab-grown meat from celebrity tissue samples. So it's kind of like a celebrity version of Manbeef.com (from way back in 2001) — except that it's celebrity beef and the human meat is grown using in-vitro meat production.
Salon.com got a response from "Kevin" on the BiteLabs team who explains that "the site is partly a commentary on food culture, the ethics of meat, and 'the way celebrity culture is consumed.'"
So yes, it's a parody site. However, Kevin also insists that they do actually plan to make salami from celebrity meat.
I'm not sure about the current state-of-the-art of in-vitro meat technology. But I'm doubtful that the technology is good enough to make salami that tastes appetizing. Even if it is meat from Jennifer Lawrence of James Franco.
The idea of celebrity salami recalls an idea PETA proposed a few years back of making George Clooney-flavored tofu.
I don't care what they say, I'm not eating anything PETA-flavoured. Yuck. I want my meat to taste of mammal, not of annelid.Posted by Richard Bos in The Netherlands on Sat Mar 01, 2014 at 08:14 AM