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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