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Say Hello to Meat and Leather with No Animals Needed! (VIDEO)

Andras Forgacs is co-founder of a biofabrication company called Modern Meadow, and in this TED talk he explains how he is part of a team working toward the creation of a humane alternative to meat and leather.

The leather or meat is created by tissue engineering, a method of growing tissues that has been developed initially for medical applications. Since it’s made in a lab, the “leather” can be grown in different shapes, sizes, thickness and textures.

Just some of the reasons that make this technology a better choice include: 99 percent less land required, 96 percent less water consumed, 96 percent fewer greenhouse gases emitted, 45 percent less energy needed, no risk of livestock diseases, and no animals harmed. Those are some statistics we could all live better with.

Check out the video and let us know what you think!

P.S. Want to make this dream a reality? Modern Meadow is hiring researchers. Spread the word!

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Saw this a few weeks ago. Fantastic idea. I really don't know why people have a problem with giving up animal products period, but if they refuse to this would be a wonderful alternative. I love the way the speaker presents it, too. You can really tell that he cares deeply about this cause, yet he's trying not to be too...in-your-face about the incredible harm that the industries cause so as not to upset his entire audience. Great presentation and something I hope to see soon in our future.


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