The Future Of Meat | Living Off Grid with Maddie Moate | Earth Lab

The Future Of Meat | Living Off Grid with Maddie Moate | Earth Lab


I’m on a mission to live a more
sustainable life so far I’ve looked to
the future of my fridge but now it’s
time to dig a little bit deeper and look
specifically at meat
it looks like meat and apparently it
tastes like meat but instead of grazing
open pastures this stuff was grown in a
lab cultured meat could be produced with
up to 96 percent lower greenhouse gas
emissions 45% less lucid energy 99
percent lower land use and 96 percent
less water than making conventional meat
the world’s first cultured burger was
created here back in 2013 and they are
changing the shape of the future first a
small biopsy is taken from the muscle of
an animal in the case of our hamburger
it’s a cow technicians will then dissect
the tissue and extract Myo satellite
cells which are muscle stem cells these
are cultured by placing them in a growth
solution containing amino acids and
carbohydrates and are allowed to grow
just as they would inside an animal the
trillions of newly grown muscle cells
naturally merge to form my own tubes
tiny muscle fibers which have been
placed in ring of gel that acts a bit
like scaffolding for the developing
tissue the muscle cells natural
inclination to be tracked causes them to
start 40 in bulk and will eventually
grow into smooth
that can be layered together molded into
a hamburger there are some people who
will find the idea of making meat in a
laboratory a little bit of Frankenstein
like to sci-fi for them to handle yeah
what do you think to that yeah of course
it’s it’s totally new so people would
think different things then and ask now
here so yeah I think they just need to
try then to see if they like it it’s
it’s like real meat has anyone tasted it
yeah a few people how expensive those
burgers that must have been the most
expensive burger ever meant yes yeah
250,000 euros for one hamburger and like
maybe four six seven people based from
it two hundred and fifty thousand euros
yeah but one burger and seven people got
to try it yeah around that so do they
have a ketchup tomato sauce I’m taking
us on a hamburger made like a hamburger
on that I’m Brad that okay does the
process require genetic modification at
all no no no no we don’t do any genetic
modification okay we just want to have
the stem cell from the muscle and we let
it do what it can do and that’s it
Wow and thank you so much for letting us
see this no problem would you eat it
yeah would you well cultured meat truly
is fascinating but part of me wonders if
it’s ethical we talked to Professor
Julien’s a burlesque about his paper on
this
they’re number of problems currently
with in vitro meat firstly the cost it’s
about nine times more expensive at the
moment secondly their safety the the
meat has to be grown from stem cells on
a fetal layer and theoretically there
are problems with infection it could
also change the way we view animals and
our relationship with animals
it could instrumentalize further the
view that animals are just there to
produce meat and and lastly
philosophically it raises this deep
issue that it will radically reduce the
number of animals there won’t be twenty
billion domesticated animals they’ll be
far fewer it could you know further
industrialize the whole process of meat
production a little bit like the
pharmaceutical industry is
industrialized the production of
medicinal substances it could also have
massive advantages to climate change and
use of resources it could be much more
efficient than factory farming and
thirdly it could be much better for
human beings because it’s more efficient
you could feed more humans and
potentially you could make the product
much healthier than current meat
alternatives well that certainly gives
us some food for thought as to what the
future of lab-grown meat might look like
here they’ve just got a tiny hamburger
patty that I didn’t get to try but does
it stop there
the next nature network in Amsterdam
have done a lot of research into this so
much so they’ve even written a cultured
meat cookbook I don’t know how I feel
about this yet but I’m going to find out
you have taken that idea of cultured
meat and you’ve gone that one step
further and you’re thinking about the
possibilities what could that mean in
the future why deliberately indeed
because when I stepped into this space
I saw scientists working on while
growing meat without having to slaughter
an animal and it’s more sustainable more
animal friendly it’s it’s promising but
they were making the same burgers and
sausage that we already know they scare
in front of us some of the result of the
meet the future project took me through
some of these and I’m going to start
with this one in this is the knitted
meat indeed the knitted meat if it’s too
difficult to 3d print an entire steak
but you could make thin threads and yeah
you might have this future habit in the
kitchen that you are knitting the meat
and then you can knit your yeah mistake
I want to talk about these two here so
this is supposed to be bowling well you
we envision that you would 3d print a
bone marrow egg which done also you put
in a soup and it gives this nice meaty
flavor into your soup this one is
similar but also different these are the
bone utensils if you eat meat and you
know some to eat from the bone it’s this
primitive feeling of eating meat
okay there’s the other kind of yeah
what’s the what’s the idea behind it
these are the celebrity cubes so here
the idea is that yes you can make meat
from cells of a pig a chicken a cow okay
but human cells you can technically you
can do it so if Justin Bieber Lady gaga
Usain Bolt if they’re willing to donate
some cells we could grow them into a
nice snack that’s terrifying the thought
that actually technically we could do
that
yes culture human meat yes because it
has this association with cannibalism
yeah that we don’t want to go there no
but then again yeah yeah you’re not
hurting anyone
you just get take take a few cells and
then it grows so I think also this shows
that the new technology forces us to
take our position again to have a new
philosophical position towards yeah
what’s the ethics what’s the new
morality with the new technology
but perhaps there’s a much simpler
solution I’m visiting the center of
alternative technology in Wales to meet
an Owen and discuss meat alternatives do
you think for us to live a sustainable
future we have to cut meat out maybe we
are eating too much meat maybe we don’t
need to eat meat stop eating meat all
together but we can just eat less meat
okay a little bit like in the 50s where
meat was a treat and you had it for a
Sunday roast yeah you have beans yes why
why are there great alternatives to me
because they are so versatile I mean
look at it on a nutritious level as well
yes so they are high in protein but also
fiber yeah so they will help fill you up
and they’re a good source of carbs good
source of complex carbohydrates and what
about growing them is that something
that anyone can do yes absolutely yeah
easy-peasy why could I do it in a
windowsill could I grow them yes you can
grow them because there are varieties
that favor is short and you’ve got
varieties that will go up a wall so you
take your pick
you know versatile and there’s gonna be
a being out there for you absolutely
what do we have here well it looks like
we’ve got a hummus which is most likely
made from far for beans fava bean hummus
okay and this I think is a is a
guacamole made out of peas yes not your
usual mushy peas no okay right I’m gonna
taste this see how it is very good and
what you’ve got here is a chili with
what looks like butter beans but it’s
served on a bed of quinoa
now this quinoa is also grown here in
the UK
if you think you’re feeling sustainably
and you’re gonna cut meat because you
want to eat more sustainably then it’s a
good idea to also become a little bit of
a locavore which means that you dry need
local a lot local for a locavore
what is this one here well that is a
pudding it’s a chocolate mousse and
fluffiness in there
it’s been created by using the cooking
water of the bob latta vein that is
flaps really that’s really good how so
this actually this is a pudding that’s
quite high in protein as well there in
that case yeah and the old calorie I
would imagine if I could replace all the
meat in my diet with that chocolate
pudding I’d be happy that’s my favorite
alternative so there you go we’ve won
you over
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  1. I Know that nobody will read this but For the one percent who is reading this, Even if just a single person reads this it will make my day! 👍<33 Have a great life and good luck for future <33 I know fame doesn't happen overnight but I am trying my hardest to become a successful youtuber. Wish me and help me grow to 350

  2. What about the protein and all that other stuff that gives the meat taste and nutrition? Muscle fibers on their own are not tasty

  3. That's all fun and games until Frank West got to come in and mow zambos for PP
    Jokes aside,looking forward to progress in the field.

  4. I will never eat any lab grown shit. I hunt for my meat and i grow my own vegetables. I don't need any government to help with what i eat.

  5. the argument that there would be far more less animals seems to imply that this would be a bad thing. But actually most of those animals live in quite conditions and especially cows have a huge impact on the climachange.

  6. No no I liked it, I love meat, its amazing but I hate hurting and making someone or some animal to feel pain to scared to I will soppurt it, and I support it, loved the idea and like always science worked and I know it will work again,

  7. So the lady said, "If you want to eat more sustainably, you could stop eating meat." Eating meat is sustainable. Just go hunt lol

  8. Interesting video but the part about eating human meat was flat out wrong. There is such a thing called kuru disease which is not only incurably but has a 100% fatality rate. This disease is neurodegenerative, and is caused by the consumption of misfolded prions inside human meat. Your body cannot correctly determine how to process human meat because it is so similar to the body's own tissues. Absolute no-no.

  9. most peoples view on animals is look its an animal animal = food and food and make more food faster food is better food and food can be abused and cultivate to make more food alot faster

  10. I see absolutely no ethical dilemma with growing meat like this. What we do to animals is just objectively wrong, and if growing meat like this means that there are less animals on the planet (ie, not being slaughtered/traumatised for our pleasure) then I fail to see how that isn't one of the most important things humans could ever do with our resources.

  11. well…. as far as I know you can stimulate growth of cells only by using FBS – fetal bovine serum. I do recommend to read some more about wthat it's and how it's produced. Cultured meat is not so ethically cool as you may think if you consider that factor in it.

  12. I will have a farm full of cattle and sheep and I will provide myself with the meat that I need… problem solved if everyone did the same

  13. I'd eat lab-grown meat, no problem. I thought the guy talking about the ethics of it would be saying completely stupid stuff though, but he made a lot of good points about it.
    Animal welfare concerns feel rather disingenuous to me if your solution is 'eat plants instead', but there are many other reasons (principally the environment) why meat consumption is problematic.

    It's not like I'm oblivious to animal cruelty, and I wouldn't want to be involved with needless cruelty, but don't delude yourself into thinking there's such a thing as 'cruelty free food'. Because that pretty much ignores the fundamental reality of what food is.

    However, we're currently in a situation where we're destroying the atmosphere at a rate that may result in the planet being uninhabitable for humans and most large animals in a hundred years or so.

    Anything which makes food production more efficient and less destructive to the environment certainly can't hurt.
    But as most of us (myself included) would rather not give up our luxuries and pleasures for this, it can only be a good thing to find alternative ways of accomplishing the same result.

  14. Not going to be sustainable. The amount of bowel problems that will arise from factory grown meat substitutes will cause a massive drain in the Health Service – maybe that is the point? I'm not sure what this big drive is to get everyone off meat lately, maybe part of the social justice craze, but everyone on the carnivore diet is improving their health. I mean, yeah eat less meat, save the atmosphere, but what about the grazing animals and the positive effects – you can't farm land for veg continously, the soil doesn't like it, also the article that pushed for that only really stated that what we get from meat isn't worth the overall footprint of consuming meat, that is not the same thing as save the planet, maybe focus the attention on pollinating insects and pesticides? This all strikes me as a push by capitalism to sell a new product.

    Also: Soylent Green is people!

  15. Yeah there wont be domesticated animals…people will be eating dogs ans cats and anythibg they can get their hamds on. IT'S NOT ALL ABOUT FACTORY FARMING. this is pure evil and the Human race is about to devolve. I am glad I am not going to be here on this planet. This is not HUMAN friendly. This is evil. MONEY IS BEHIND THIS. MONEY AND CONTROL.

  16. @8:00 that woman … All lies, all bullshit. People in the old days used to eat tons more meat and fat than we do today … and there is no good source of carbohydrates; All of them are bad for you in the long run. They are like smoking, don't kill ya instantly, but are not exactly good for you neither

  17. I don't care if the whole earth catches fire, or I have to spend 100% of my income on food. Nothing will make me stop torturing animals for my palate entertainment.

  18. Ann Owen, please get your fact right. In the 50's meat was not just a treat you had for Sunday lunch. I accept we eat more today but the 50's was not once a week. You know, back then there was the common phrase to describe English food "Meat and 2 veg." And, of course, Fridays was the change to fish.

  19. I want to be more sustainable, that's why I make a living doing videos on the internet and television, because that's sustainable. <–hippie logic

  20. Sustainable = what you can grow or breed to replace what you took. Technological sollutions need finite resources and that makes them unsustainable. Biggest elephant in the whole discussion is growing human population, and no politician seems to want to step up and adress this part. Having children is still being subsidized.

  21. I’m a new vegan but this is a good option for those still stuck on meat , I think. I don’t judge those who still eat meat. I still buy meat for my family because it’s what they choose to eat but much of it isn’t good for the body. Many chronic diseases tend to stem from the animal based diet. Plus, there’s the whole killing and eating thing. That’s bad karma, all that death.
    We finally have the tech to think of alternatives so why not? I’m a little skeptical of eating lab grown synthetic meat but…we’ve gotta do what we must.
    My one problem with this? The culturing and eating of human meat. Are we really going there as a society? Lol
    That is both strange, nutso and demonic, though. Lol Sorry. Many vegans don’t eat animal meat for spiritual, sanitary and/or health reasons, why the hell would we eat the flesh of a human being?
    If the labs are going to be throwing human flesh in the pot, forget it.
    I’m sticking to plants.

  22. ill try it when they can successfully make a thick rib eye steak and i cant tell the difference…

  23. Animals grazing on open Pastures… nice one luv but you can’t fool me, we all know the truth is much darker, some would rather close their eyes and stay asleep.

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