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Your meat addiction is destroying the planet

Your meat addiction is destroying the planet
“Jesus,” Molly said, her own plate empty, “gimme that. You know what this costs?” She took his plate. “They gotta raise a whole animal for years and then they kill it. This isn’t vat stuff.” She forked a mouthful up and chewed.” – William Gibson, Neuromancer (1984) On Monday, August 5th, 2013, at a television studio in London in front of around 100 people, Dr. Sticky TOC engaged! For Brin, a billionaire who wears Google Glass in the promo video for the Cultured Beef project, maybe that’s true: he’s already living in a future where man can augment himself and surpass any obstacle. If they succeed, they would be part of a long and concerted effort to change the way that we, the human race, eat every single day. A growing consensus among scientists, doctors, environmentalists, and animal rights activists suggest that our current system of food — specifically meat — production is not sustainable. And yes, that sounds like science fiction, Sergey. The Hunters The hunters The Factory The factory

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