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"The trouble with too much genre SF is that it's so obviously the product of the conscious mind."
- William Gibson

Yeast-Beast Machine  
  A device for growing meat in a vat.  

Putting my hand over her swelling belly normally softened any objections I might have. Only this time my own stomach was in rebellion. "I thought you already got all that stuff from the Yeast-Beast machine." I pointed to the vat occupying half of our guest bathroom, venting nutritious vapors from racks of tissue-grown cutlets.

"That stuff's not natural," Gaia complained with a moue. "Come on, try the real thing. It's just like they show on the NatuLife Channel!"

Technovelgy from Natulife, by David Brin.
Published by Fantasy and Science Fiction in 1994
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See earlier examples of this idea, like Frank Herbert's pseudoflesh from his 1969 novel Whipping Star and the carniculture plants from his 1961 novel Four-Day Planet.

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