New York: Jennifer Lawrence salami, anyone? Kanye Wurst? Franco-fert? Specially cultivated sausages grown using the body tissue of celebrities could well be a reality, if the science bods at Bitelabs are to be believed.
According to the company, the JLaw salami will be complemented by a mixture of rabbit and pork. File pics
Under the somewhat macabre banner of ‘Eat Celebrity Meat’, the artificial food creation company claims to give its customers a brand new way to experience their favourite famous people by eating them. According to the website, it all starts by picking a star like Lawrence from whom they take a quick biopsy to obtain body tissues.
Instead of just hoping for a chance meeting with your favourite star or pose with the lifelike wax model, the new technology will literally let you eat a part of them their DNA
“Isolating muscle stem cells, we grow celebrity meat in our proprietary bioreactors,” and finally, they “dry, age, and spice” the product into fine charcuterie. And hey presto, you have yourself a J-Law salami.
There are also descriptions for ‘He’s sexy. He’s artsy. Let’s make him salami’ James Franco and ‘Always pushing the boundaries in taste’ Kanye West.
A representative of the company said, “At the moment, I believe Jennifer Lawrence and James Franco are pretty neck and neck in terms of who has been tweeted at the most. We’ve gotten some responses from people offering us biopsies, but no one on the level of our big four yet.
Most of the responses have been very positive, but of course some people are a bit uncomfortable with the idea of BiteLabs – we think that’s only to be expected when we talk about pushing the boundaries of tech and society.”
He went on to confirm that the product is indeed salami and that each one will have about 30 per cent celebrity meat, and 40 per cent lab-grown animal meats and will be totally safe to consume.
Bizarre Celeb collectibles
People have always been crazy about their celebs and tried to get their hands on any piece of them. Here’s a list of some of the bizarre items:
>> A clump of the Elvis Presley’s hair was netted $15,000 at a Chicago auction
>> A set of three Marilyn Monroe chest X-rays from a 1954 hospital visit was sold for $45,000 in 2010
>> Michael Jackson’s used Calvin Kleins were put up on eBay in 2008
>> Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s breath was sold on eBay for $529.99
>> In 2011, a Canadian dentist paid more than $31,000 for a discoloured molar belonging to John Lennon
>> Science lab is proposing to make meat out of celebrities
>> Each slice of meat will have 30% celeb meat
>> Jennifer Lawrence, being encouraged to get onboard