Leather and meat without killing animals | Andras Forgacs

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By 2050, it will take 100 billion land animals to provide the world’s population with meat, dairy, eggs and leather goods. Maintaining this herd will take a huge, potentially unsustainable toll on the planet. What if there were a different way? In this eye-opening talk, tissue engineering advocate Andras Forgacs argues that biofabricating meat and leather is a civilized way to move past killing animals for hamburgers and handbags.

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31 COMMENTS

  1. I am giving this man standing ovations, because it is our future , especially this brilliant technology need when crew of spaceman to flying on Mars.

  2. To everyone in support of this: I do understand the principle behind not wanting to cause harm and the karma that come along with it. But I think as a society we have lost such a connection with the land that we conceive this would be helpful and that would be helpful. I assure you this is going about thing wrong and will cause more harm then good. The problems in farming stem from mass production, not from the consumption. Why would the solution be to consume engineered meat that never had a parent, never had a true life essence? Does it have a nutritional value equal to that of an animal that lived in the sun and ate of the grass that received the suns instructions? What will the longterm consumption of such a product do to our dna? To our children's dna, their children's dna? We truly do live in scary times… How did the ancients civilations consumed meat and still were one with the universe? Even in the bible you are taught to say grace. The way to fix our karmic resonance from consuming meat it to stop ungodly mass production practices and to get back to a place were we pray or commune with our food. Apologizing to it for any hardships it may have endured to get to our kitchens and tables, thanking the food(meat, veggie, and water alike) for the substanance and nutrition it provides, and by appreciating it's sacrafice to continue the circle of life. What will happened to the animals once there is no longer a need for them? Will they go extinct, yet another causality to the human viruses we have become that are ravaging this planet? And then what will happen to the circle of life once we have eradicated species beyond species in a race to proclaim ourselves dominant in a unfair battle where we clearly had no equal. Darwin would be ashamed of you!! Oh I get it. You think these people promoting these products really want to spare these animals and then more animals will flourish. Wrong!! Where will they live? They are talking about farmland but if it were not farmland what would it be? Wild lands or forests for these animals you have saved by eating plastic meat to roam. No!! These lands would be taken over, brought out and used by the same people with all this money making these products. And of course 5g or it predecessors would be everywhere. Cause they cant move with globalizing it and watching ever move everybody makes with vasts areas of land that is probably unmarketable for 5g at present.

  3. This is a genius idea. The bio printed meat and leather taste/feel exactly like how it’s currently produced (slaughtering animals). since it’s made out of the same cells. I don’t get what people don’t understand when they say “it’s not natural”. Without the antibiotics, chemicals, and environmental footprint, the meat is also better for human consumption. As Andras said, we cannot continue slaughtering animals as the human population is increasing, and the earth just cannot handle it. Please consider learning more about bio printed products and review companies who support this such as Aleph Farms, Memphis Meats, and SuperMeats.

  4. Amazing, today morning I was thinking about buying leather with ethics. ( You know our society has evolved like this)If you are about to get your first job it is kind of mandatory to wear black formal shoes and use leather belt for pants.
    Hoping it get commercialized in a wide variety soon

  5. Everything this incredible guy said will become true. The world is already changing towards the new path. To humane and responsible one.

  6. This is fantastic! Protects wildlife, saves animals and lessens/removes our dependency on them. Allows us to co-exist with them instead of subjugate them. Amazing!! Rich people, fund this!!!

  7. How much the effectivity of creating a leather using that technique compared to just breeding animals?

  8. Is it our future? Growing cells in labo to eat????  Is it natural? Im not sure at all. By the way, what the cost of it? economicaly and environemtaly? Should we put on more nuclear central for the Energy that this labos 'll need????Humain nature is to eat animals but I can see too that humain natuel is to make more more and more money…I let you think….Could it be possible to have an idea of how many $ this kind of labos subsidize vegan associations every years all around the world??? LOL

  9. YES! This is what we need. I see the beginning of a new era. I'm ready. I wonder what our age will be called?

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    Stone Age (50,000–3000 BCE)
    Bronze Age (3000–1300 BCE)
    Iron Age (1200–230 BCE)
    Ancient Egypt (3000–300 BCE)
    Ancient India (7000 BCE or earlier to c. 500CE)
    Ancient Greece (8th Century BCE–0 CE)
    Ancient Rome (8th Century BCE–476 CE)
    Middle Ages (Europe, 4CE–1500CE)
    Islamic Golden Age (Middle East, 750CE–1300CE)
    Age of Discovery (or Exploration) (Europe, 1400CE–1700CE)
    The Protestant Reformation (Europe, 16th century)
    The Renaissance (1350s–1650s)
    The Enlightenment (1650s–1780s)
    Age of Revolution (1750–1917)
    The Romantic Era (1790s–1850s)
    Industrial Revolution (1750s–1900)
    Age of Imperialism (c. 1700–1950s)
    The First World War (1914–1918)
    Inter-war era (1918–1939)
    Roaring Twenties (1919–1929)
    Great Depression (1929–39)
    The Cold War (1948–1990)
    Information Age (1971–present)
    American Revolution (1765–1783)
    American Civil War (1861–1865)
    Reconstruction Era (1865–1877)
    The Gilded Age (1870–1900)
    Progressive Era (1890–1920)
    Civil rights movement (1950–1960)
    and so on……

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  10. It's disgusting how everyone is for this solution because it's easy and our habits don't have to change. There are already Vegan meats, eggs and dairy products as well as Vegan leather. I think that human beings are inherently good, but we are also inherently weak, and we choose the path of least resistance. We can stop destroying our planet and exploiting animals right now. By being Vegan.

  11. Great 👍🏻 fantastic fabulous idea 💡 save animal 🦓 our plants 🌱 energy I love 💕 this idea .great job

  12. I would love to see the technology that allows for the maintenance of the kinds of sanitized spaces need for this kind of manufacture without killing any animals. I wish headlines would be more honest, this should read: "Leather and meat with killing fewer animals", or "Leather and Meat with only killing pest animals."
    Don't get me wrong, this tech is an improvement on our current meat and leather sources but the claim is still untrue.

  13. Yes…this is possible, yet you never see this used to help anyone to overcome disease, for the health of the people, etc.. It seems to be a great idea, but then this stuff must cost a fortune, as it is NEVER used to help the common people! NEVER & I am damn sick of it!

  14. so long as they can perfect the technology. all the same nutrients at the same ratios, then im all for it. vegans better not complain about this.

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