To meat, or not to meat: The future of Japanese cellular agriculture

Would you discover if the cubed meat in your cup noodle wasn’t “actual” meat? When you did, would you care? What if the way forward for our meat provide counted on it?

“Veganism will not be for everybody,” says Yuki Hanyu, founding father of IntegriCulture Inc. a Tokyo-based startup set to convey laboratory-grown foie gras to the nation’s high-end restaurant market subsequent yr. This rings notably true in Japan, the place solely 2.1 % of the inhabitants is vegan, in comparison with 5 % of the nation’s 30 million guests in 2018.

Internationally, veganism is on the rise, thanks in no small half to a rising consciousness of meat’s destructive environmental affect. Globally, livestock is accountable for 14.5 % of greenhouse fuel emissions in line with the Meals and Agriculture Group of the United Nations. At present ranges of consumption, the Paris Settlement’s international emission discount targets received’t be met, but the sector is seeing unprecedented development.


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