Climate love

George Kariuki

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CNN

Climate love

Eventually, we may be able to eat meat without killing any living creatures.

What if there was a method to satisfy your meat cravings without contributing to the climate problem, raising your cholesterol, or killing billions of animals every year?
Uma Valeti, CEO of Upward Foods, said via email that "cultivated meat" is "genuine meat" generated straight from animal cells. This is actual meat, but it's not from an animal, therefore it's not vegan, vegetarian, or plant-based.
Growing animal cells is a lot like growing yeast or bacteria in beer, Valeti said.
In order to study the potential for cell proliferation, scientists first collect a tiny sample of cells from a farm animal like a cow or chicken.
Following that, "we put these cells in a clean and regulated environment and supply them with essential nutrients they require to proliferate normally," Valeti explained. We can simulate the internal environment of an animal very closely.
In June of 2022, Christiana Musk, founder of Flourish*ink, spoke at the Life Itself conference, a health and wellness event held in cooperation with CNN. "It's meat without killing," she stated. Flourish*ink is a forum that facilitates and organizes discussions about the direction of the food industry.
Several companies are shifting away from the term "lab-grown meat," according to a representative for Mosa Meat, a food technology company based in the Netherlands. These businesses prefer to refer to it as cultured meat, cell-based meat, cell-grown meat, or non-slaughter meat.
Cultivated meat has the potential to mitigate climate change caused by greenhouse gas emissions like carbon dioxide and methane, as well as reduce the need for animal slaughter. About a quarter of worldwide greenhouse gas emissions originate in the food system, with the majority coming from animal agriculture. The United Nations reports that the destruction of land and forests, including for agricultural purposes, increases carbon dioxide emissions and releases methane.
Professor of biomedical engineering at Tufts University David Kaplan said, "The expectation is we're going to do better because of the sustainability element here." This includes reducing the land footprint, water consumption, and waste streams that go out from feedlots. Huge amounts of emissions into the atmosphere can be traced back to waste streams that contain carbon dioxide and methane.
At present being, only Singapore and the USA have legalized the sale of cell-based meat to the general public. Cultivated meat is still a few years away from becoming commercially available in the United States in grocery stores or restaurants; it might be up to 20 years before it completely replaces the traditional meat industry, according to Kaplan. The industry has only been around for roughly 10 years.
Yet, until that day comes, the benefits of produced meat to the animal, human, and environmental health remain just that: hope.

Eating meat without slaughtering animals may be in our future | CNN

https://www.cnn.com/2022/06/06/health/lab-grown-meat-pros-cons-life-itself-wellness-scn




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  • We Don't Have Time

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    Dear George Kariuki Thank you for getting your climate love to level 2! We have reached out to CNN and requested a response. I will keep you updated on any progress! /Adam We Don't Have Time

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    • Daniel Waweru

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      We have many alternatives than we can think. i would love to see what this great initiative give birth to.

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      • walter lungayi

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        This is promising.

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        • Elizabeth Gathigia

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          Impressing

          • Hilda Wangui

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            Impressive

            • rosebellendiritu

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              'Non slaughter meat' sounds good compared to 'lab grown meat'i like the minds behind the change of phrase

              • Munene Mugambi

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                Very impressed by this.

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                • Petter Körnemark

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                  You should send this climate love to Mosa Meat too! https://app.wedonthavetime.org/profile/mosa_meat

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