Fantasist & Futurist
- Nov 23, 2002
Authorities in the US have approved a system for regulating the sale of meat cultures - ie, meat grown from cells for consumption, instead of from slaughtered animals: US paves way to get 'lab meat' on plates
This has long been a staple of sci-fi, and in theory offers a lot of benefits - land currently turned over for the grazing and feeding of herds might be turned over to other uses, and therefore help improve feeding the world's growing population.
However, is it possible that instead of seeing animals grazing, those seems fields might end up filled with meat-culture vats?
Btw, this isn't an invitation to discuss vegetarianism or veganism, as much as consider how this new food source might impact and change the future. Specifically, is it really ever going to be viable? Or has Nature already found the most efficient and least expensive way of producing meat, for those who want to consume it?