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Harald Jezek

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Meat production without livestock. A way to feed the world ?

Not only is food production a limiting factor for the carrying capacity of planet earth, but livestock is one of the main contributors to environmental pollution.
The University of Uetrecht in the Netherlands grows pork meat from stem cells. While it is still a long way to go until we'll find lab made steaks on restaurant menus, it seems to be a technology that could tackle a number of challenges humanity is facing.
Do you think lab made meat will eventually replace livestock ?
Could this technology solve starvation problems around the world ?
What downsides, if any, do you see in lab made meat ?

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    Mar 20 2011: the unfortunate downside I see to this, is that we will stop the corse of forced reproduction we put our livestock through and therefor we will create a smaller population that way. I think the idea of lab-meat is great but what happens when we say. "hey we don't have to save cows for meat, we can now increase leather production, dairy production, and all of a sudden crop production goes up and everything seems great", but then we notice farmland loses a large natural fertilizer and our vegetable products start to go into almost a negative swoop. It all just depends on how human greed reacts into this equation

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