How In Vitro Meat Will Change Everything

From H+, a number of ways in which the arrival of animal-free, laboratory-created meat will be a revolution:

Red meat & poultry will vanish from the marketplace, similar to whale oil’s flame out when kerosene outshone it in the 1870’s. Predictors believe that IVM will sell for half the cost of its murdered rivals. This will grind the $2 trillion global live-meat industry to a halt.

IVM sales will be aided by continued outbreaks of filthy over-crowded farm animal diseases like swine flu, Mad Cow, avian flu, tuberculosis, brucellosis, and other animal-to-human plagues.

Today’s gentle drift into urbanization will suddenly accelerate as unemployed livestock workers relocate and retrain for city occupations. Rural real estate values will plummet as vast tracts of ranch land are abandoned and sold for a pittance.

7 Comments on "How In Vitro Meat Will Change Everything"

  1. with the total hissy fit people pitch about genetically modified plants i doubt this will come to pass any time soon

  2. Soylent Green is made of PEEEEEEEEOPLE!!!!!

  3. Livestock workers can only think of getting city jobs? That's hilarious. Maybe they could herd city workers from cars and trains to work? “Get in that lift ya dumb brute”.

  4. another techno-utopian fantasy that will bite the dust as the global industrial implosion accelerates

  5. calvinkrebs | Dec 13, 2009 at 3:18 pm |

    How will it taste?

  6. calvinkrebs | Dec 13, 2009 at 3:20 pm |

    “gentle drift” into urbanization? More like a tsunami.

  7. post seems a light on.

    In-Vitro meat was never really devised for the purpose of eating. Instead the research has been centred on being able to produce replacement tissue for those who have lost i.e. burns victims etc.

    I don't doubt that it will work but I suspect that present argiculture system will be in place for many decade whilst the In-Vitro meat industry first winds up production for health purposes and then for the dinner place. I can easily see it taking decades for economy of scale to kick in.

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