[Ads-l] Quote: We shall escape the absurdity of growing a whole chicken in order to eat the breast or wing

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jan 23 02:00:39 EST 2017

Way back in June 2011 there was a thread that mentioned cultured meat
as envisioned in the 1952 science fiction novel "The Space Merchants"
by Frederik Pohl and Cyril M. Kornbluth. I mentioned a germane
prognostication by Winston Churchill. Now there is a Quote
Investigator entry on the Churchill quotation:

We Shall Escape the Absurdity of Growing a Whole Chicken in Order To
Eat the Breast or Wing

[Begin acknowledgment]
Great thanks to Eric Nielsen, Joel S. Berson, Margaret Lee, and
Charles Doyle whose discussion led QI to formulate this question and
perform this exploration. Also, thanks to Richard M. Langworth for the
entry on this quotation in the reference "Churchill By Himself".
[End acknowledgment]

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