Last week we published an article about lab-grown steaks, and posted it on social media. This may come as a surprise to you, but the comments from Montanans weren't even mildly positive, in fact there was zero support for it that I could find. Shocking, I know. Here's a video about lab grown meat if you want to know more:

Kidding, Montanans stance on lab-grown meat is obvious to everyone, but my analytical mind wants to dive deeper. Here are the reasons why Montanans (mostly) won't eat lab-grown meat:

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We support our ranchers

Farming and ranching is a major part of the Montana economy, and in a state with state pride like we have there's an enthusiasm for shopping local. "Put your money where your heart is" is a phrase Montanans follow, and the hearts of Montanans are in the the land and the people who live here, not in a lab.

It doesn't sound delicious

Taste aside, what sounds more appetizing to you?

1. Veggies grown in a garden

2. "Meat" grown in a lab

We don't associate labs with food. When I think of a lab, I think of petri dishes and viruses, not a tasty meal to eat with my family.

Labs have a bad reputation

Labs are responsible for scientific advancements in many ways I think we're all thankful for, but there have been enough lab-related disasters that I think we're all a bit squeamish about it.

We're traditional

There's a reason why Montanans like things the traditional way, and that's because the traditional way is often way better than a potentially hair-brained scheme from some dude in a white coat calling himself a scientist.

10 Best Steakhouses in Montana

If you live in Montana, you have to love a good steak dinner now and then. Luckily, here in Montana, we have steakhouses that spread far and wide throughout the state. If you are traveling through Montana or vacationing around the state, give one of these places a try.

Montana's Top 10 Record-Setting Wild Weather Events

Montana is named Big Sky Country for several reasons, not only grandiose Sunsets but impressive weather events as well! Ask any Montana resident who has scoffed at the idea of tossing a blanket or snow shovel in the trunk of the car ” just in case”. Here is a list of Montana's Top 10 Record-Setting Wild Weather Events

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