If there’s a future for commercially grown ‘artificial meat’— some scientists believe may be possible in a few short years—they are going to need a different name.
My vote is for iMeat, in honor of technology in general, and more specifically in homage to the Apple corporation, for representing among the best in breed of what scientific innovation can bring us. Technology to deliver us the cow meat, the pig meat, the goat meat, all without the animal itself—now that’s efficiency!
According to a recent post in the U.K.’s Guardian newspaper, Artificial meat could slice emissions, say scientists —efforts are well underway to grow meat under lab conditions to reduce the environmental impacts of traditional livestock production, and to help ensure adequate meat supply for future generations.
I am reminded of Wendell Berry who warns us about respecting the limits of science, and how scientific solutions often introduce new problems in their wake (nuclear weapons technology being but one good example).
Call me old-fashioned, is it too much to ask, can we just develop globally the best farming practices within our ecological means, and eat less meat accordingly?
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