I've read meat cultured from a kosher source is kosher too, though nobody seems to know whether that's meat or parve. I've also been told one can consume flesh from a dead person in an extreme survival situation, and moreover that's parve.

So my question is what about meat cultured from a living person's flesh? There is no desecration of a dead body. And would it be parve too?

Would it make any difference whether the human source is anyone at random or, for instance, one self?

People swallow their own blood when gums bleed without even knowing it.

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    You can consume meat from a pig (or anything else) in an extreme survival situation as well. Note that swallowing blood from inside your mouth is permitted as long as it never leaves your mouth but swallowing blood from any other part of your body is forbidden by the rabbis.
    – Daniel
    Mar 27, 2017 at 20:05
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    And milk and meat only applies to kosher animals, so pork would be parev. Mar 27, 2017 at 20:18
  • human is pareve judaism.stackexchange.com/a/36104/759
    – Double AA
    Mar 27, 2017 at 20:43
  • ...why wouldn't it be pareve? I'm not sure I understand the question. Why would synthesizing something normally pareve make it meat?
    – MTL
    Mar 27, 2017 at 21:09
  • "meat cultured from a living person's flesh" Wouldn't that be eiver min hachai?
    – user9643
    Mar 27, 2017 at 22:00

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If human meat can only be consumed in a life threatening situation what would it matter if it is parve? Your example of blood from gums is covered in the kitzur. It's not considered consuming blood as it is considered as having not left the body unless it is first spit out

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