Skip to comments.Richard Branson is predicting the end of meat in 30 years. Will he be right?
Posted on 10/01/2017 1:22:51 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Think you cant live a fulfilling life without eating traditional meat? Richard Branson, billionaire founder of Virgin Group, thinks you can. In fact, he thinks meat as we know it will be completely different in just a few decades.
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, Branson wrote in a blog post about Virgins investment in Memphis Meats, a company that synthesizes meat using real animal cells. One day we will look back and think how archaic our grandparents were in killing animals for food.
Its impossible to say for sure whether Bransons claim will come to fruition, but hes right about one thing: Interest in meat alternatives are at an all-time high, and they could play an important role in slowing climate change.
Currently, the meat industry is responsible for about 18% of all greenhouse gas emissions, degrades the effectiveness of our antibiotics and pollutes our water to say nothing of the ethics of raising hundreds of millions of animals who rarely, if ever, get the chance to go outside before getting slaughtered.....
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If I am still alive then NO.
Back in the 1880s and 1890s....you had jokers like Branson hyped the same thing. In a hundred years, there will still be people trying to sell you this joke.
Branson is a Meathead.
I predict that he will end long before meat.
Nope. 50 maybe. 100 I think he’ll be right.
Those synthelope hunts will be a real hoot, synthetic antlers and all. No gut piles, no unsavory glands to deal with, and all you need do is unzip the synthide to get at the psuedomeat, preprocessed and wrapped in family size packages. There’s even nylabones and plastic chewhooves included for the family dog.
The only thing they have trouble with is the synthelope jerky has the texture of wet particleboard- but at least you can order it in rainbow colors.
Unless they are cloning there will be a huge shortage, but it depends on whether or not the free market is allowed to be part of this. Get a PETA loving president and congress, and who knows what life will be like.
In thirty years when no real meat is consumed any more we will be faced with the necessity of euthanizing all those cattle and pigs and chickens and sheep that are no longer needed.
Send them to my house. LOL
Meat schmeat, you think in ten thousand years there will be no bacon?
I still haven’t had Wagyu/Kobe beef or Heritage pork.
Really rich people (billionaires and hundred millionaires) seem to live longer these days. I’m pretty sure they are receiving medical care that’s not available to us yet.
Branson is probably correct but as you say, not in thirty years.
It will take longer to develop and market.
Both meat and it’s substitute will be more expensive in the short run.
Meat may wind up costing twice as much as they synthetic one which may be called “Soylent Green”...
I’ll still bet he goes before meat does.
Uh no......not gonna happen folks
CORRECTION : !!
Branson is a 'soylent green' meathead !
Just so long as it happens after I make the trip to be with God.....
We adult Americans could maybe cut back on meat. Shift a bit to leafy vegetables. BUT many of the children of the world lack enough meat in their diet to develop. Not only should we continue to eat meat, but we should cook our food, and cut it into small pieces as well.
You compare the size of our digestive system to, for example, cows. We devote less of our head to our mouth, and less of our body to our digestive tract. This is because we begin the digestive process externally, in cooking and cutting food. This efficiency allows us to direct the nutrition we do digest to other functions, most crucially the development of our brains. Humans who lack a wholesome diet don’t develop their physical or mental capability.
Branson and others in the church of ecology are into a religion that is completely insensitive to the continuing needs of their fellow human beings. The development of farming and ranching, followed by the beginning of the industrial revolution is now transforming the lives of almost every one of our fellow human being. Extreme poverty is being fast eradicated. Middle-class prosperity has been achieved or is on the horizon for many.
Even if one day we should synthesize anything we desire, immediately, from the most basic building blocks of matter and energy, we should give thanks to God for this beautiful planet, it plants and its animals, and its various sources of energy that we have needed and will continue to need for some time.
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