Wednesday, January 22, 2020
The Benefits of Synthetic Meat By Jordon Ham Lake Michigan College Synthetic meat is one of the worlds most recent scientific uprises. This changes the way the world consumes our daily need for meat. If there is a way to cut down on the processing of livestock, it would save money, animals, and we would never have a fear of running out of food or catching a disease. This new way of making meat can bring a new outlook at the worldÃ¢â¬â¢s meat. With the benefits to in vitro meat, or cultured meat, it could become more popular. Ã Ã Ã In price, cultured meat is cheaper. In 2010, the simple high in total savings was $243,240. (N. Fiala) This doesnÃ¢â¬â¢t seem like much but the first Ã¢â¬Å"steakÃ¢â¬ was made in 2003 at Harvard University. In 2008, PETA offered a $1 million prize to the first company to bring lab-grown chicken meat to consumers by 2012.(Levine) It is projected that in the years 2010-2020 the savings will jump to $2,432,400.(N. Fiala) This jump is just because the growth of the cultured meat. In the prediction for 2010-2030 the savings would be $4,864,800 and 2010-2040 estimated to be $7,297,200. (N. Fiala) This is a huge saving in just the production in meat. There is a down side to cultured meat. If they were to go with in vitro meat the farmer that raise the cows for the conventional meat would lose their jobs. This would cost the government to pay for them until they find a new job. Also, if you think that the prices for the lab equipment is high and the supplies need for synthe tic meat, but the prices for livestock are almost as high. They have to pay for the feed for the animals and the time and space for them to roam. If they do not treat them right and pay for these things the right way, they could be... ...Mejia. N.p., 28 Apr. 2008. Web. 7 Nov. 2013. . Levine, Ketzel (2008-05-20), Lab-Grown Meat a Reality, But Who Will Eat It?, National Public Radio, retrieved 2010-01-10 Meat, Future. "Cultured Meat; manufacturing of meat products through "tissue-engineering" technology." Future Meat. N.p., 1 Sept. 2013. Web. 8 Nov. 2013. . N. Fiala. (2010). Ã¢â¬Å"The Value of Cultured Meat:An Estimate of the Externality Costs of Meat ConsumptionÃ¢â¬ New Harvest. (Online Article).http://www.new-harvest.org/img/files/fiala_2010.pdf Notaro, Kris. "The Crusade for a Cultured Alternative to Animal Meat: An Interview with Nicholas Genovese, PhD PETA." IEET. PETA, n.d. Web. 25 Oct. 2011. .