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Mark Post: the public will come round to lab-grown meat

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Mark Post: The way we arrive at lab grown meat, I think it's such a major revolutionary step that currently, financing is primarily done through governments and through universities. Companies are not willing to step into it yet. Eventually, to make it happen at a large commercial scale, companies need to start investing in it in a major way. And I think that's justified, because it's such a potential, huge market. The threats of making this happen are primarily, I think, coming from the public, the idea that we have about the public, that they will never really adopt in vitro meat, that they will stick to their traditional grown meat. I think this aversion can only be overcome with sufficient information, with functions like the IQ2 conferences where you make this more generally known to the public. And that you really give information on what it is. Governments and companies can start to gradually introduce this concept to the public and make them aware, also, that the current way of producing meat is just not an alternative, that we need to come up with new alternatives. And that they are actually, these alternatives are better for the environment, are better for the animal welfare, and eventually, are better for us. It's actually not a fundamental change in terms of research or science. People have been growing muscle tissue in the lab for the last 15 years. The real novelty of the concept is, in that we now realize that we can do this with stem cells and use that technique to produce meat. All the optimalizations to get to a commercially viable product, in my view, are technological advances are not fundamental scientific advantages, just working through all the options, and then, finally, arriving at the most optimal solution to produce this meat.

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Duration: 2 minutes and 16 seconds
Year: 2011
Country: United States
Language: English
License: All rights reserved
Producer: iq2if
Director: iq2if
Views: 73
Posted by: tradottiinitaliano on Jan 22, 2012

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