The meat eating future that Vegans can nosh in to too

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A relatively recent article in the Guardian newspaper makes the point that to be a vegan isn’t totally ethical when you consider that items like quinoa (a popular ‘fashionable’ staple of the Vegan). The high demand for it in this country actually shoots the price up in the country of origin Bolivia. It therefore leaving a foodstuff that was part and parcel to the average Bolivian’s diet, now too expensive to buy. And on top of this, because Bolivia is pretty much the only climate quinoa can grow in, the carbon footprint of shipping it over is huge.

A nice article that raises an eyebrow or two about something most of us aren’t aware of. Read that article in full here.

However there was a rebuttal article which decided to piss all over the first one. Saying in the wake of the Horse burger scandal, how dare you try to scare us out of eating healthy crops, don’t blame vegans for state of the world, it’s meat that perpetuates hunger and exacerbates hunger…

Alright, calm down! We get your point. I reckon most of us know that Vegan’s can have a lofty air about them thinking their better than us, because of their ‘Choices’, (actually she does make some good points that are worth reading here). But for once can’t us meat eaters just have something. At least so that, every so often we can actually look a smug Vegan in the eye and have a counter point.

It all won’t matter anyway if technology has it’s way. There will be a way so a vegan, and all of us, can eat meat and still be morally, environmentally and economically sound. Printed Meat.

That’s right boys and girls, printed meat is a real thing. Using a 3D Bioprinter, an innovative farm called Modern Meadow can replicate raw meat by using stem cells, which can replicate them self over and over again. Read more here.

Modern Meadow

This venture is still in its infancy, as at the moment it costs about £200,000 pounds to produce a Beef burger, but as with all industry cost goes down as demand goes up and technology moves on. Plus the venture capitalist backing this is Peter Thiel, the co-founder of Paypal and backer of another little know business at the time, Facebook.

Some of course will have issue with this, as some have an issue with everything new. But ask yourself, if it looks similar, tastes the same, is labelled correctly (not horse meat), stops animals being culled, reduces the strain on the environment and saves the world. Would you say no because it’s a bit new, weird or icky?

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Remember to enjoy my fellow ’28 Day Writers’ blogs today at Sudo One & A Piece of Pandemonium

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Short Story Writer and Opinionated observer. Visit my blog for all this and more. https://theresidentweeble.wordpress.com/

2 Responses to The meat eating future that Vegans can nosh in to too

  1. Simon Wise says:

    “Soylent Green is people!”.- Charlton Heston as Thorn, Soylent Green
    “Mmmmm, Soylent Green” – Homer Simpson as himself, Itchy & Scratchy – The Movie

  2. SudoOne says:

    So does this mean you will be able to print a real life monkey bear weeble?

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