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The future of meat

Producing meat without slaughtering cows — these new innovations are challenging the meat industry in ways that will help fight against climate change.

More plant based meals

The World Resource Institute recommends that wealthy nations cut their beef, lamb and dairy consumption by 40 percent to meet global emissions goals for 2050. Plant-based meat as an alternative is developing fast. Plant-based meat is taking over fast food chains in the United States, and globally. Celebrities have even endorsed the trend. Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods are making plant-based burgers that use a combination of flavors, fats, binders and proteins such as pea protein, soy protein to replicate red meat in taste texture. Labs around the world are also racing to recreate meat that doesn’t require a living animal to be made.

How is it?

“Executive chair of Beyond Meat I've joked in the past that those first version of the veggie burgers were a conspiracy by the meat industry to discourage people from becoming vegetarian because you tried them and you said, I never do that again. I think that in the near future, over 10 percent of the meat case will be plant based and expected to continue to grow as these products continue to improve, as consumers get more and more aware of the option. And as concern around the climate and other concerns around health continue to grow, these products become more and more appealing. If my wife had given this to me without telling me it was a vegan burger, I would eat it thinking it was made from meat. What happens is instead of putting these products in the freezer section where the vegetarians shop, we see product Beyond Meat carried in the meat section adjacent to the animal based meat. And as a result, we have a much wider audience”, Seth Goldman – CEO of Beyond Meat.

Better for the environment

According to FAO, on average, it takes about 3 pounds of grain to raise 1 pound of meat. Globally, beef production is responsible for 41% of greenhouse gas emissions, and livestock accounts for 14.5% of total global emissions.

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02/01/2020 12:57 PMupdated: 02/10/2020 8:41 PM

30 comments

  • Joseph G.
    02/20/2020 22:22

    Have you seen a vegan pick up a 50 lb. Bag of dog food? No you haven't bc they cant

  • Mark J.
    02/12/2020 13:16

    To each his own

  • John L.
    02/08/2020 05:18

    Wanker

  • Yun Y.
    02/07/2020 19:17

    I rather consume vegetable proteins in its natural forms rather than to have fake ass chemical meat flavors

  • Chris M.
    02/05/2020 04:14

    Research your factory made meat. Not much different from dog food. You never evolved to digest their imitation flavors and seasonings.

  • Gerry T.
    02/04/2020 18:27

    absolute BS, climate change does happen, but WE are too insignificant to have any effect. the World has cycles , just like all things, and climate change is a way for many many people to make MONEY!!!!! wise up. it's fake.....;

  • Farooq K.
    02/04/2020 17:56

    without slaughtering cow? then its not meat

  • Sheri C.
    02/04/2020 16:41

    All the chemicals in this crap, go ahead put into your body because you eont have to worry about living that long to see a change,

  • Sheri C.
    02/04/2020 16:40

    Idiot

  • Emma S.
    02/04/2020 14:00

    Ever see the movie Soylent Green? Check it out - plant based foods 🤮 50 years from now... “sorry my dear you have cancer from your synthetic, chemically infused “plant-based” food”

  • Dylan R.
    02/04/2020 12:33

    It's a way for them to sell a random substance that's cheaper for them yet they charge the same if not more for it. Literally garbage patty

  • Josh L.
    02/04/2020 12:08

    If beyond meat burgers were not double in price at the grocery store I would buy them

  • Shreyas S.
    02/04/2020 12:03

    Absurd. Dairy products? That's not even harming the animals. Milk is so necessary for children to be healthy and have strong body. Cutting down meat is acceptable, it's good for the body as such too cause we're supposed to have a balanced diet and not just meat. But dairy products? C'mon.

  • Ahmad M.
    02/04/2020 12:01

    -,- if wanna stop climate change just yell to the greedy billioner face,, not fucking red meat,,, that just useless invention

  • James L.
    02/04/2020 07:58

    No way

  • Bandu
    02/04/2020 02:44

    so stupid! do u climate maniac or what? if u dont like it just dont eat it! u waste ur time and money

  • Elyse D.
    02/03/2020 18:27

    Unfortunately for me, because of an absorption problem I can't consume bean, pea, mushroom based alternative meat options. I am unable to consume products that have onion, garlic and assortment of other veggies. If there was a naked version then I could add the spices and veggies I can eat. Before this condition was diagnosed, I enjoyed the meat alternatives so much. Keeping my fingers crossed more options will be developed.

  • Joe L.
    02/03/2020 17:50

    Ooooh sukkdikk

  • Mary H.
    02/03/2020 17:48

    The comments here about you all not caring about climate change and going to have your meat, very short sighted. Your grandkids and great grandkids are depending upon you to give a shit.

  • Emma B.
    02/03/2020 17:18

    Stop brainwashing the snowflakes. Meat has nothing to do with climate change. If anything, you plant eaters are killing us sooner than we meat eaters. You're stealing precious oxygen.

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