Beyond Farm to Table: The Future of Food
Geologist David Montgomery reviews the history of how the way people treated their land shaped the way the land, in turn, treated civilizations. Long-term soil degradation at a pace too slow to notice year to year gradually undermined the agricultural foundation of major civilizations—and continues to do so to our global society today. How then might we learn the lessons of prior societies and restore productivity to soils on a global scale? Fortunately, humanity can restore soils faster than nature builds them, but it will require reshaping how we see soil, and redefining what we consider conventional agriculture.
Imagine a fundamentally new way to grow meat and leather - with better properties, no need for animal slaughter and much lower inputs of land, water, energy and chemicals. This is the reality Andras and his team at Modern Meadow are creating. How? By pioneering a new approach which involves sourcing cells from living animals, multiplying these cells into billions, and then assembling them into the tissue precursors of meat or leather.