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Offline kimmy

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Re: Clean Meat - Will you eat it ?
« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2017, 11:58:23 am »
Lab grown meat is an interesting academic exercise. Industrial scale meat production will involve all of the same trade offs that come with raising animals. i.e. do you really believe that it would be  possible to have huge bioreactors consuming sugar and generating waste that did not have a problem with bacterial contamination? I don't, which means antibiotics will likely become required for "clean meat" production too. I suspect once all of the costs and trade offs are added up it will be hard to compete with natural meat.

Maybe for the time being.  But at some point, it'll become more economical to grow meat in a vat than in a field.  Factor in the unpredictability of feed and water supplies, and the likelihood of increasing drought and rising cost of land in the future, and it seems inevitable that this will happen some day.  That "adapt" thing you keep talking about?  This is one way people will adapt.

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