Lab-grown food will soon destroy farming – and save the planet
Cheap & abundant food is on its way for everyone 🤾♂️ Until it gets here we must #eatmoreplants!
We are on the cusp of the biggest economic transformation, of any kind, for 200 years. While arguments rage about plant- versus meat-based diets, new technologies will soon make them irrelevant. Before long, most of our food will come neither from animals nor plants, but from unicellular life.
After 12,000 years of feeding humankind, all farming except fruit and veg production is likely to be replaced by ferming: brewing microbes through precision fermentation. This means multiplying particular micro-organisms, to produce particular products, in factories.
I know some people will be horrified by this prospect. I can see some drawbacks. But I believe it comes in the nick of time.