High Steaks

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A HIGH STAKES BATTLE OVER THE FUTURE OF OUR FOOD

There’s a food revolution underway in the US that could very well change what we eat forever, and it’s coming from the ultimate disruptors – Silicon Valley scientists and entrepreneurs, who are cooking up new types of foods which threaten to take a big bite out of the profits of the multi-billion-dollar meat industry.

On the menu are burgers made from plants which ‘bleed’, and chicken nuggets grown in labs from animal cells. Critics call it ‘frankenfood’ but the substitute meat industry claims it wants to feed the world and save the environment. And it’s backed by big bucks, with investors such as Bill Gates and Hong Kong magnate Li Ka Shing putting their money where their mouth is. But the West isn’t won yet. It’s fighting hard to preserve its divine right to make a living from livestock. Many US States are protecting their cattle industries by passing laws which ban ‘new meat’ being marketed as ‘meat’..

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Australian Broadcasting Corporation