The interwebz are abuzz with talk about the $300,000 laboratory grown hamburger, and it has gotten me thinking about the morality of doing the same but with human meat.
Let’s first qualify the conditions under which one would find such human meat for consumption:
*]human stem cells are grown in a Petri dish,
*]these stem cells are obtained from an adult human, or embryonically from the placenta or umbilical cord after live birth,
*]the acquisition of said stem cells occurs after proper consent from the relevant parties is obtained,
*]and no central nervous tissue is grown.
Is it ethically permissible to consume such human meat?