Good morning everyone,
Coming from a scientific background where I've been trained to focus on facts I'm fascinated in the technology of lab grown meat especially as we now have 3D food printers that have been licensed for use in restaurants and eateries and depending on the order the printer prints out a plant based meat replacement mimicking how nature has created the structure of meat and the same is true of new plant based milks.
Here's a link to an interesting article in the Guardian about lab grown meat:
Here's a much shorter article about 3D printed vegan steaks hitting restaurants and eateries soon:
My opinion is that the science behind this is based on the need to stop global warming as we can reduce this much quicker by reducing methane rather than CO2 so the poor old moo caw is getting the blame for factory farming and its knock on effect with a sting in its tail as factory farming has made meat appear very affordable but with a big hidden price to society, like obesity and bio diversity caused bay these intense farming methods.
The real problem with fast foods and things like chicken nuggets mentioned in the Guardian article is we don't know what we are really eating when you look at the parts of the chicken that make up chicken nuggets, so here's an extract from the article, and remember that approx 2 billion chicken nuggets are eaten in the US every year;
Nuggets are not even primarily meat, but mostly fat and assorted viscera – including epithelium, bone, nerve and connective tissue – made palatable through ultra-processing
Being into whole foods this reinforces my opinion that we the consumer should know exactly what we are eating...so awareness of this is imperative and empowering.