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[Free Report] Meat-Lover Can Save the Planet

by Nitipak Ratapipat | 10-08-2020 23:35 recommendations 0


Daily foods generate surprising a quantity of greenhouse gas emissions. Food production accounts for for ⅓ of greenhouse gas emissions around the world. [1] Not only green house gas emissions from food that we have to concern, another challenge issue is about global food security. The global population now is around 7.6 billion and it is projected to reach 10 billion by 2050 so that the demand for food will be 60% greater than it is today. [2] We can’t imagine how to sustainably feed  this world and how to manage global warming  produced from food. Although meat products have a much higher “energy footprint” than any other food (Figure 1), meat production is expected to continue to grow.



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Figure 1: Full Life cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Common Proteins and

Vegetables [3]



Now we consume around 350 million tons of meat a year and it is projected to reach between 460 - 570 million tons by 2050. [4] The planet therefore doesn’t have enough land or water to sustain the required increase in meat production to feed to projected population.

 

Over the last few years,  “Plant-based Meat” made from plant proteins and also “Cultured meat” (also known as Cell-Based, Cultivated, Slaughter-Free, Cell-Cultured, and Clean meat) [5] produced by in vitro cell culture of animal cells, instead of from slaughtered animals has been developing to solve  the need for animal slaughter , food insecurity and overcoming the major environmental issues.[6] With the growing urbanization, health conscious trend and environmental concerns, plant-based meat market in the US. has grown 38% in the past two years to USD 939 million. (Figure 2)

 


plant-based sale

 Figure 2 : US Plant-Based Meat Market 2017-2019 [7]



Over 40 companies  are now developing more than a dozen types of cultured meat. [8]  Cultured meat is not yet commercially available because it still has moral, health, environmental, cultural, and economic aspects of discussion. [8]  However, the Institute of the Future in Palo Alto noted that cultured meat will be a common sight in supermarkets in the west by 2023. [9]








References :


[1] McDonald , B.(2016, May 20). We can't fight climate change without tackling agriculture emissions. CBC News.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/bob-macdonald-agriculture-emissions-1.3591177


[2] Food and Agriculture Organization (2009, October 12). How to Feed the World in 2050. The United Nations.


[3] Environmental Working Group. Climate and Environmental Impacts.

https://www.ewg.org/meateatersguide/a-meat-eaters-guide-to-climate-change-health-what-you-eat-matters/climate-and-environmental-impacts/

[4] The World Counts. Tons of meat eaten globally, this year. https://www.theworldcounts.com/challenges/consumption/foods-and-beverages/world-consumption-of-meat

[5] Wikipedia.(2020, July 31). Cultured Meat.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultured_meat

[6] SGS AG. (2018, November 06). Cultured Meat: The Challenges Ahead.

https://www.six-group.com/exchanges/issuers/services/tensid_news_en.html?id=b7a85393

[7] The Good Food Institute. Plant-Based Market Overview.

https://www.gfi.org/marketresearch


[8] Rorheim, A., Mannino, A., Baumann, T., and Caviola, L.(2016). Cultured Meat: An Ethical Alternative To Industrial Animal Farming. Policy paper by Sentience Politics (1): 1–14.

https://sentience-politics.org/files/cultured-meat-revision.pdf

 

[9] Krishna, V. (2019, June 08). How this Delhi-based startup wants to save the environment with lab-grown chicken. Yourstory.


https://yourstory.com/2019/06/clearmeat-clean-chicken-startup-proveg






 
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6 Comments

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Greetings, nitipak
    I hope you are doing well
    Thank you so much for your report
    Keep writing
    Green cheers
    Kind regards
    Asmita Gaire
    Posted 21-09-2020 21:47

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Nitipak

    Greetings and Namaste from Nepal
    Wishing you a safe stay
    Thank you for your report on meat and green houses gases. Beef is supposed to be highly responsible for the ghg and climate change

    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.
    Green Cheers :)

    Best wishes,
    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 13-08-2020 22:17

ALOK DHAKAL

  • ALOK DHAKAL says :
    It was a pleasure to read from you. Thank you for the writing.

    Posted 13-08-2020 15:09

  • Shobita Neupane says :
    Hello Nitipak,
    It was a pleasure to read from you. Thank you for the writing.
    Regards,
    Posted 12-08-2020 17:35

  • Taehyun Mentor says :
    Hello Nitipak Ratapipat, this is mentor Taehyun!

    Thank you for your review of the food! Food seems to produce more greenhouse gases in the process of production than I thought. In particular, there is a solution to growing edible insects to solve this problem, but I think if future food becomes a reality, cultured meat will be the most realistic and acceptable food to people without resistance. If the texture and nutrients are the same, there is no reason not to eat cultured meat, right? I want to try it once it's developed and commercialized.

    Thank you for the report!

    Green cheers!
    Posted 11-08-2020 14:55

  • Aarati Khatri says :
    Greetings Nitipak,
    I hope you are doing fine and is safe wherever you are,
    Its so surprising to see how daily food can create a huge amount of greenhouse emissions.
    Thank you so much for disseminating information through such a detailed report.
    Warm Regards.
    Posted 11-08-2020 13:03

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