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Cultured meat: opportunities and significant challenges

Parker, David W. and Lolesio, Seone S. (2021) Cultured meat: opportunities and significant challenges. Management Services, Enfield UK.

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With the prediction that there will be two billion more people by the year 2050, the consequences of not taking action to mitigate the numerous challenges are formidable, with a critical concern being how to feed the growing population. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that about 815 million people of the 7.8 billion people currently in the world, or 10.5%, are suffering from chronic undernourishment. With future population growth, this situation will worsen. However, cultured meat, ie in-vitro meat (or lab-meat) is a fast-developing source of meat, supported by investment from financial backers such as Bill Gates and Richard Branson. Cultured meat has advanced from its proof of concept a few decades ago, to its current stage of scaling-up to industrial production and retail distribution. So, could this be the way forward in meat production? How is this in-vitro meat produced, and what is the underpinning science? Furthermore, what will be the significant barriers to its acceptance for public consumption?

Item Type: Other
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Office of the DVC (ARC) > Niue Campus
Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > Graduate School of Business
Depositing User: David Parker
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2021 02:19
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2021 02:19

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