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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

57 comments

  • Rob D.
    03/17/2020 01:28

    Lmao fight against climate change? Wow...are people really this delusional?

  • 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

  • Joseph G.
    02/20/2020 22:20

    More meet plz

  • Pierson J.
    02/17/2020 16:44

    Beef..bacon..ribs..steak yummmmmm

  • Rachel N.
    02/16/2020 15:26

    I have a way of producing meat in my freezer without slaughtering cows also. Hunting and fishing!

  • LeAnn V.
    02/13/2020 16:09

    🤮

  • Mark J.
    02/12/2020 13:16

    To each his own

  • Joshua K.
    02/09/2020 23:28

    This crap is killing people

  • Carol K.
    02/08/2020 12:02

    Artificial food is NOT good for you. Your body does not recognise it....real food, organic food is healthy and I'm sticking with that.

  • John L.
    02/08/2020 05:18

    Wanker

  • Mark L.
    02/08/2020 01:18

    Are you fucking mad? Are you counting the environmental impact of producing a goddamned building full of plastic lab equipment? You expect us to believe that a fucking cow standing in a field farting is worse than several hundred machines burning electricity to produce things that a rudely toxic then use those things a few times in yet another electricity burning machinery, with a shitload of artificially created chemicals? Are you high?

  • Zdenko J.
    02/07/2020 23:02

    bdw. did you know that kissing a carnivore is equal to licking cadavers at the morgue !

  • Zdenko J.
    02/07/2020 23:00

    the end is near . it has started

  • 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

  • John B.
    02/07/2020 16:22

    https://youtu.be/C1vW9iSpLLk

  • Clarence S.
    02/07/2020 15:50

    It's called NATURE things die so other things can live...been going on for a couple of years now. When you fuck with Mother Nature you NEVER win...

  • Mac M.
    02/07/2020 13:51

    Fake meat is not healthy. Veganism is not healthy. Balance is healthy, and that balance includes meat. The lies that are believed are becoming more and more hilarious, except people are still falling for them, and that is sad.

  • Steven B.
    02/07/2020 08:07

    I'll stick to the good old chicken, cow, pig and lamb thanks 👍👍👍👍🇬🇧

  • Debra M.
    02/07/2020 02:25

    Beyond meat and impossible burgers taste terrible. They do NOT taste like meat! I'd rather go without than eat these.

  • Vasilis T.
    02/06/2020 16:28

    Chemicals chems, same thing.

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