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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. Shall we convert part of the population to vegetarianism? Or do find other means to satisfy our insatiable craving for meat? Seems, for now, the only way is to grow meat in labs.  Not quite ready for primetime, lab-grown meat still has a long way to go in convincing the masses to change their eating habits. Let’s hope Frank Thorn is on the case and make these labs safe for the future or we are all dead meat.

    “There’s no way to produce enough meat for 9 billion people. Yet we can’t ask everyone to become vegetarians. That’s why we need more options for producing meat without depleting our resources.” -Bill Gates

    “I believe that in 30 years or so we will no longer need to kill any animals and that all meat will either be clean or plant-based, taste the same and also be much healthier for everyone. One day we will look back and think how archaic our grandparents were in killing animals for food.” –Richard Branson

    “Meat demand is growing rapidly around the world. We want the world to keep eating what it loves. However, the way conventional meat is produced today creates challenges for the environment, animal welfare, and human health.” -Uma Valeti (Memphis Meats)
    “America’s largest meat company, Tyson Foods, announced it’s going to dip its toes into the world of cell-cultured meat, known in the food industry as “clean meat.” Tyson’s investment into Oakland, California-based Memphis Meats, shows the factory-farming behemoth is embracing the idea that, in the future, meat may not have to come from a live animal.” –