I've been a
The TLDR is we've found a way to grow meat without killing animals. You can see why this might be intriguing.
In the 14 years since, I've maintained various levels of Really Bad veganism. The highly flawed and non-judgemental variety. I have no interest in policing your personal plate. Which is the state of knowing all the facts, understanding their moral implications, and still only making the "right choice" about 82% of the time.
Because here's the thing.
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Rather than judgementally guilt-tripping people into making hard sacrifices, exploring alternative ways of making meat (and meat-alternatives that aren't sad lumps of tofurkey) feels like a better use of everyone's time.
The thriving industry of cultured meat and cellular agriculture agrees. Research organisations like the
Keen to get involved, I talked my way into sketchnoting the 2019
I'm now working on a new initiative with New Harvest, illustrating a series of podcast episodes around their impressive community of
Over the summer the
Natalie Rubio on Insect Cell Cultures
Sam Peabody on Food Safety
Jordan Jones on Decellularized Meat
Janis Wollschlaeger on 3D Printing (in german)
Andrew Stout on Nutritional Engineering