Author Topic: Clean Meat - Will you eat it ?  (Read 1303 times)

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Offline TimG

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Re: Clean Meat - Will you eat it ?
« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2017, 12:23:17 pm »
But at some point, it'll become more economical to grow meat in a vat than in a field.
If it did it would require a lot of energy and generate a lot of waste products. We are talking a hypothetical but no technology is perfect. The car was hailed as a "clean" alternative to horses around 1900s and it but still created pollution. The car ended up being the better choice because it was faster and could carry more cargo. If all factory produced meat does is replace natural sources then I am not convinced inevitable downsides will be worth putting up with.
 
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.
It would be a way to adapt if it is actually better. I am not convinced it will be.