Lab-grown food will soon destroy farming – and save the planet

| January 11, 2020 | Leave a Comment

Enabling farmers to adapt agri-technologies to local contexts. Photo courtesy of Development Alternatives

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Media Type: News / Op - Ed

Date of Publication: January 8, 2020

Author(s): George Monbiot

Newspaper: The Guardian

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Scientists are replacing crops and livestock with food made from microbes and water. It may save humanity’s bacon.

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  • ucanneverdomerely01thing

    Ah, yes. Because we all know we need to save human biomass at any cost. No more good soil? No more trees? No more birds or bees? No more fresh water? Who needs these things? We’ve got people, and now we can feed them with concoctions so they can ignore the earth, breed with impunity and do the things that humans like doing – breeding, entertaining themselves and warring, and inventing more ways to breed and fight and entertain. Probably under some nanocarbon dome with nanocarbon air conditioning technology while the rest of the planet boils. Does bare rock boil?

  • Greeley Miklashek

    Fabulous! Soylent Blue or Green? Let’s see. what day is it and how many ration stamps do I have? And nothing about reducing the demand for energy in all its forms for human consumption, you know, to feed the growing human population, 210,000 more daily? Is the point of this pie (pancake?) in the sky article that ever more sophisticated technology (in Scandinavia?) will save us from ourselves? HA, HA, HA, HA, HA, HA…. How’s that been workin’ out so far? Hmmmmmm? Humans are already soaking up an ever greater amount of energy from Mother Earth and the Laws of Entropy will eventually catch up. Only 1% of the vertebrate landbased biomass on the planet is still wild and extinctions are happening every day. Maybe sewer sludge will save us? Pass the sludge pancakes. Oh, you say Mr. Madilbot made this one? Oh, no, you don’t really mean he’s IN this one do you?! Thank you, George! Mmmmm! Pass the Maple syrup. Stress R Us