Most 'meat' in 2040 will not come from dead animals, says report

PogChamp

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Oct 27, 2017
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Too bad? We may reach a future where farming is a recreational lifestyle and all food production is automated

Hell farmers now do less than half the labors they used to thanks to technology and now they are gonna reject it?

If they were smart they would invest and get in on the grounf floor and join the club.
They accepted the technology that increased their products and efficiency. Not the ones that threatened their industry.

I'm pretty sure they will just ride it out by lobbying and cultivating a brand of "real meat, none of that artificial stuff"
 

Pwnz

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Oct 28, 2017
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The floor in meat production labs is way lower so of course. In a way everyone will be vegetarian in 50 years.
 

TheMadTitan

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Oct 27, 2017
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Impossible meat is delicious and will only get better, so I'm fine with that. Lab grown meat will likely taste like the source material, so I'm fine with that, too.

Though I'm sure there will be plenty of meat still snatched from dead animals in 20 years; the McDonalds of the world will use the lab grown stuff because it'll be cheaper, but I doubt grocery stores will stop selling chicken from dead chickens, especially for people who want some bone in wings.
 

MoonScented

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Oct 28, 2017
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Eating dead animals is gross, so I’m okay with it. Plant based will save animal AND human lives. Cancer and heart disease rates will drop.
 

DeSolos

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Nov 14, 2017
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I'm down to eat cloned meat. As long as it isn't worse for the environment than raising and slaughtering an animal.

But it's gotta taste like meat though. Like for real.
 

Cascadero

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Nov 8, 2017
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If it tastes the same why not. Tried some of the plant based meat replacements and while it is close it is maybe at 80 % of where it needs to be? Always want a meaty meal after having one of those.
 

pikachief

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Oct 25, 2017
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The title made me think we found a way to genetically modify animals to regrow lost parts so we could cut meat off of living animals.
 

Cascadero

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Nov 8, 2017
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If it tastes the same why not. Tried some of the plant based meat replacements and while it is close it is maybe at 80 % of where it needs to be? Always want a meaty meal after having one of those.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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If it cooks and tastes the same, sign me up.

Won't happen in 20 years though. Current products are not up to snuff for people to completely switch over and won't be for some time.
 

GSG

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Oct 25, 2017
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This will be awesome and make a huge difference in combating climate change, but 2040 seems a bit too optimistic.
 

Kay

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Oct 27, 2017
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Good. Killing for meat eating will definitely be seen as barbaric in 100 years and I'm saying this as some who eats a lot of meat.
 

Airegin

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Dec 10, 2017
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I can't understand that the meat industry is still going so strong. You'd think almost no one would want to work with dead animals every day but apparently many do.
 

Airegin

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Dec 10, 2017
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I highly doubt most people "want" to work with dead animals.

You can feed a family of 4 with less than $10 worth of chicken thighs. Of course it's still going strong.
I can't imagine having no other options in life than to work with dead animals. Maybe in the developing world. There's definitely plenty of willingness to do those jobs and I can't understand why.
 

CDX

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Oct 25, 2017
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If taste, texture, and price are the same then good, I look forward to that future. I hope the macro nutrients are also comparable to real meat too, because I'd hate to not have comparable protein sources.


Currently the sodium levels are SO high in Beyond and Impossible burgers compared to real meat. I was actually surprised those plant burgers have that much sodium.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Lmao you got people who don't trust doctors to keep their kids from dying. Y'all know damn well they aren't eating meat made in a lab. You still got people who think eating soy gives you titties.
 

Tremorah

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Dec 3, 2018
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Unfortunately the way people live and consume now has created a system that is in no way sustainable, so yes look forward to different ways to get your protein from meats in the future
 

Aftermath

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Oct 27, 2017
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Well I will give it a try, I bought Meat Sausage Rolls & A Vegan One at Greggs once to much confusion probably because of all the offal stuff I was going to consume with the Non Vegan Option 😉lip smacking.

The problem is I only did this because I have an Egg Allergy as well as Dairy Allergy (what I didn’t realise the regular Sasuage Rolls pastry I think is made with egg or brushed with egg wash anyway so I aren’t helping myself cos I am an idiot that or before I discovered my Allergies properly I never took notice of ingredients much )

But the Vegan Sasuage Rolls are made with Quorn & When I looked up Quorn it was made from egg, so like wtf Vegans I thought you aren’t allowed to eat egg what gives? Oh I just Wikikd it apparently there is a potato Binder used in some Quorn, but do Greggs use that?

I dunno why they don’t use Aquafab instead as a egg replacement.

Verdict- The Vegan Sausage Roll wasn’t bad

My main concern as a Meat eater is will I get the correct proteins etc that my body needs that we get from meat from this lab grown meat & will they promise not to add shite chemicals? I consider myself slightly open minded but am still a meat eater currently 90% white meat though.

What about naturally dead animals will we still eat them or will they just bury/cremate those or become a rich persons delicacy (possibly illegally of course)
 

Callhitman

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Oct 25, 2017
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Just ate my first beyond mean buger. And as a big bbqer I can say this surprised me a lot. I feel this article is right. but I think it will be much faster then 2050. I can see in the next 10 years a mass market of 60 percent going this way. If the cost savings are there it will happen. Raising animals and processing them cost is kinda crazy when you think about it.

Edit: I'm not saying plant based but artificial meat will help move it to that much faster. If you can copy a peace of meat in mass production. But I think the tech will come from many places. Like all the work going into making replacement organs. The tech cant be to different. Profit will drive how fast this goes.
 
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