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Old 08-12-2019, 12:56 PM   #6457 (permalink)
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Any comments about reducing meat consumption as a method of reducing CO2? AllDarc brings up fake meat topics fairly regularly including lab grown meat. If we're able to develop lab meat and manufacture at scale, that seems like a huge way to reduce the amount of land devoted to meat production and increase the caloric efficiency of creating meat (and no more cow farts). My guess is that lab meat is more likely than not in the future. Perhaps toward the end of my life I'll be seen as a barbarian that ate animals, though the motivation to lab grow meat would largely be to reduce cost/maximize profit.

Some, if not most of the solutions to our problems may come about due to capitalistic innovation motivated by improving efficiency as a means of reducing costs. Capturing the free "fuel" provided by the sun is already a huge motivation compared to having to purchase/extract and burn fuel to power things, for instance.
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