With the way the global population has been climbing, it just makes sense to find new ways to prepare food. Meat, in particular, deserves special focus. With the amount of animals the average human will eat in his/her lifetime (pegged at a whopping 7,000—from pigs to chickens and fish—according to the organization Vegetarian Calculator), scientists and food engineers have their work cut out for them finding new meat sources.
But we're an adaptable and intelligent species, so we'll find ways. We're talking about using bugs, vegetables, and genetically enhancing our livestock to provide our protein fix.
So yeah, that hamburger you like to dig your teeth into might be a whole lot different a decade from now.
- Finding new food sources is imperative, and we're hard at work at it.
- Surprisingly, at least in the clip, the new kind of meat doesn't look that bad.
- Traditional meat will still be around, although meat grown in labs will become more popular.
Also, the magic number: nine billion (human population by 2050), which tells us that this kind of research is a necessity more than anything else.