Bill Gates and Richard Branson bet against the farm with in lab-grown meat investments

Bill Gates and Richard Branson bet against the farm with in lab-grown meat investments

Follow the money. Bill Gates and Richard Branson are investing in lab-grown meat companies. Traditionally it takes more than 38 pounds of feed and 1,799 gallons of water to produce 1 pound of beef. Scientists predict that by the year 2050, earth’s population will reach 9.6 billion. Agriculture accounts for nearly 51 percent of gas emissions. There is no way that there will be enough meat for everybody.

Richard Branson likes kelp jerky: The next meat-alternative snack

Richard Branson likes kelp jerky: The next meat-alternative snack

They are combing the sea to find food alternatives for the future. Behold, kelp jerky from upstart company Akua, they claim that their kelp is 100% vegan. Kelp (Saccharina latissima) is one of the fastest-growing plants on the planet. It contains vitamins A, B1, B2, C, D and E, and is a source of calcium, as well as copper, iodine, iron, magnesium, potassium and zinc. The kelp snack comes in three flavors: sea salt and sesame with hints of nori, “High Thai’d” (geddit?) with tumeric and coconut, and rosemary “BBQ” with a touch of maple.