On May 6th, Isha Datar spoke at the Empiricist League’s meeting about the food of the future.
But we start in the past: the history of biotechnology to make food favorites like beer, cheeses, yogurts, to create all the vegetables we know today. More recently, it’s also been able to give us new medicines and eco-friendly products.
Nutrition, medicine, environment, what other problems can biotechnology fix? How about the issues that go along with livestock: humanitarian concerns, environmental impacts, epidemics, supply and demands figures:
The solution? Isha Datar says cultured meat.
Biotechnology has gradually turned the chicken from a bird:
To a meat making machine:
If we want a chicken breast, why not start from the cellular level? Like Mark Post’s burger, made without a cow?
As biotechnology of food goes up, what goes down?
To find out more about how biotechnology has, and is continuing, to make life better, healthier, and tastier, check out the full speech.
And thanks to the Empiricist League for hosting this event!