Churchill And Mead Agree: Fake Meat Will Save The World
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  • John Barker

    I will keep looking for producers of these “cultured meat” products, which may be immensely profitable. This is a real green revolution.

  • Andrew Allison

    In anticipation of the howls from the GMF zombies: just as there is no such thing as inorganic food, there is no such thing as ungenetically modified food. Nature makes mistakes too.

  • a nissen

    Just the other day the WSJ attempted to convince readers to visit London for the food. Being part English, I wouldn’t take WRM’s word for it either, especially after his admission of an “open-minded” acquaintance with British school food.

    As for alternative protein, my question to WRM is what rock have you been living under?

  • KTINLA

    Considering what the British (and Irish, sad to say) notoriously do to meat exactly the source of what blackened or boiled stuff they put on their plate is probably irrelevant. It is noteworthy this suggestion comes from the British left. Neither the French or Italian or any Mediterranean culture of whatever political stripe will have anything to do with it. Somehow, I don’t think American yuppie locovores will be all that thrilled. Me neither. I was raised on backyard coop chicken as a kid, and think grass-fed Iowa Angus is a gift from Heaven.

  • Kris

    “Churchill And Mead Agree: Fake Meat Will Save The World”

    Who is this Churchill fellow whereof you speak?

  • gavin

    ok you dopes i will bite on this:the energy required to produce protein is essentially set by the KREBS cycle.therefore you you require energy to convert starch or fat to protein.ergo in livestock (fish,fowl or swine or kine)you have a self replicating machine which will walk itself to slaughter.
    in fish you just pluck them from the water.
    in fowl you have a beast which will lay an egg a day (for eggs or broilers;DO NOT CARE!)your average sow will make 20 piglets per year, all of whom will be ready to be eaten within a sixmonth. your average beef has tasted grain for only the last three months of its not particularly unpleasant life of two and a half years,yielding 500lbs of nutritious meat.so you have these nifty meat making machines and you want to make it with petroleum?

  • Well, I still kind of feel like those skeptical South Park cows when they were being officially reassured by Officer Barbrady that there was nothing to fear from the cow eating aliens. In Lingua Bovina I would render it as “Mooooeu??!”

  • javapoppa

    Repeat after me: Carbon emissions just don’t matter; Carbon emissions just don’t matter; Carbon emissions just don’t matter;…

  • Corlyss

    “Not only will fake meat cut down on the animal killing that so upsets PETA, it will also cut down on the carbon emissions associated with large-scale animal farming.”

    My incredulity equals Gavin’s.

    Is the good professor having us on? Don’t look now, but the 3rd-5th worlds are taking up meat eating in a big way. Maybe vacuous Whole Foods Market patrons will pay extra for fake meat, but I seriously doubt its price competitiveness for the rest of us schlubs.

  • Walter Sobchak

    Real men won’t eat fake meat.

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