While the Corona, vaccines, lockdowns and masks continue to dominate our daily news supply, we should not forget that the "climate fighters" have not closed their agendas.
No, you must continue to worry about a virus that may or may not have escaped from a laboratory in Wuhan.
But did you know that during the "crisis" Cowboy Billy Gates became America's largest farmland owner? This is probably no secret for many CommonSense readers, but our Billy, along with Branson yes, Richard Branson, has invested heavily in LAB MEAT that other billionaire.
In other words, laboratory meat.
Now I personally do not see the future very brightly, and perhaps because of that I will get the wrong result on my calculations too quickly. But as I see it, our life in the field of modern high tech / apps and software, health (or rather survival from a virus) is already in his hands, soon our food, biofuel, and perhaps the CLIMATE.
Or in short Total Control. We let ourselves be dependent on Billy Boy.
If we don't think of a way to stop this, I think that soon, if we survive this, we will be served at the table with mealworms and a WU-HAM sandwich.
Bill Gates and Richard Branson invest in lab meat
The American startup Memphis Meats has managed to bring in 17 million dollars (14 million euros) in investments. Memphis Meats focuses on laboratory meat production.
Less pressure on the environment
Some big names can be found among those investors. Bill Gates and Richard Branson are two of them, but Cargill Inc, one of the largest agricultural companies in the world, also sees something in the plans of Memphis Meats. In total, the startup has already managed to acquire 22 million dollars (18 million euros).
Memphis Meats focuses on meat production, without involving animals. That technology still seems like a future for many consumers, but could become very important in the future. For example, the pressure on the environment with this type of meat is a lot less than with the ways in which it is now generally produced. After all, the meat industry currently accounts for no less than half of gas emissions and is responsible for a third of total water consumption worldwide.
Memphis Meats has already succeeded in producing chicken, beef and duck from single cells. With the additional investments, it now wants to further expand its range and above all wants to reduce costs and accelerate production. At the moment things are still going too slowly and it costs too much money to get the meat to the supermarket.
In vitro meat: probably on your plate in 2021
Scientists today are able to grow meat in a lab. They do that with animal stem cells. The cells are able to change into other cell types.
It is therefore not a vegetable meat substitute, but real meat. For the stem cells there must be no animals are slaughtered.
How is it made?
The Dutch laboratory that developed the process uses stem cells from the muscle tissue of a living cow.
- Those cells transform into real muscle tissue.
- One such cell can divide 50 times in the lab before it dies.
- That way you can with one stem cell in theory 10.000 kg of meat produce.
- On an industrial scale, the aim is to grow the meat in large bioreactors.
- One culture vessel of 25.000 liters is enough to provide ten thousand people with meat for a year.
But not vegetarian
If only those stem cells were needed for the production of cultured meat, you could call it a vegetarian alternative.
Unfortunately, for the time being there is one more important stumbling block: in order for cells to survive and multiply outside an organism, you have to give them food.
They are now grown in a special liquid: fetal calf serum.
Fetal calf serum is one by-product of slaughter: it is extracted from unborn calves discovered during the slaughter of pregnant cows.
This is rare in our country, but in countries such as Brazil and New Zealand, cattle breeding is done in a different way and calf fetuses regularly appear in the slaughterhouse.
In some ways it is not logical that cultured meat remains dependent on that veal serum, because in principle there will be no 'surplus calves' when cultured meat becomes the norm. That is why scientists are now looking for an alternative.
Almost there were last year cultured chorizo sausages entered the market. But the calf serum composition is not constant is and questions arise about its possible presence viruses in the product.
That is why the safety of in vitro meat is not sufficiently guaranteed for the time being. The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority has stored the sausages under lock and key.
There is a new one since January 1, 2018 Novel Foods Law in effect. All novel foods are only allowed on the market once they have been tested by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
All European member states must agree to its admission to the European market, which soon takes about two years. Meanwhile, American and Japanese start-ups are also ready to introduce their cultured meat to the market.
You are expected to do it can taste cultured meat for the first time in 2021.
And what should that cost?
The very first cultured meat burger ever was made in the Netherlands in 2013. Its development cost 250.000 euros.
If the production process can take place on an industrial scale, the price is estimated 9 euros per hamburger.
That is about 60 euros per kilogram of cultured meat.
This is more than a regular hamburger, but it is expected that the price will drop drastically if an alternative is available to the expensive veal serum.
Good for the environment
In vitro meat production is estimated 50 to 90% less harmful to the environment than the normal meat industry. That's because of:
- reduced water use,
- less surface area needed to produce it,
- and less CO2 emissions.
Moreover, the production of cultured meat is a way to feed the growing world population with sufficient high-quality proteins. It is estimated that meat consumption could increase by 30% in the next 70 years due to economic growth in former developing countries.
Now the title of Danny's art. "God is on Earth: His name is Bill Gates and everything that is going on because of the" climate change "I always make the comparison with cultures in the past such as the Mayas, the Indus, the Anazasi, Cahokia etc.
Cultures that have tried to combat climate change (drought, ice ages, etc.) through SACRIFICE to the Gods.
Just like we have to sacrifice our cars, way of heating, electricity, or just say "our normal" life and our children have to sacrifice in order to "prevent climate change".
And as it turns out, those sacrifices have not changed anything, and so those cultures have disappeared. Crazy, huh?
Fact; In these cultures, children were sacrificed to the "weather gods" for the climate, and I can't help thinking when I look at the climate activists today, that not the same thing is happening here, but in a modern guise.