Uma Valeti, CEO and Co-Founder of Memphis Meats, spoke at the United Nations in New York City as part of the Nexus Global Youth Summit 2016 in New York City.
The First Domestication: Domestication of wild animals 12,000 years ago
2016 almost everybody loves meat
Problems with our LOVE of meat
- Not enough resources to feed a hungry world
- Health risks, including fecal contamination
- 23:1 downconversion of energy / economic inefficiency
Liters of water per kilogram – Intense needs of conventional meat (note that nuts are also very resource-intensive)
Cheap animal meat is made possibly only by polluting the environment.
Market size of Beef and Pork is $500b
How it works: Lab-based
Then we watched a video of a single meatball being eaten, that was lab-grown. Appears that this is still 5+ years out from being commercially available.
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