By the year 2050, industrialized animal agriculture will be a thing of the past. Recognizing the growing devastation of the industry as a major driver behind climate change, environmental damage, species and habitat loss, world hunger and global health, we see a major paradigm shift in the ways we produce food. More and more people realize the important health benefits of plant-based eating, the vegan lifestyle is commonplace around the world, and plant-based alternatives to meat are readily available worldwide.
The revolutionary innovation of cultured meat, now in its beginning stages of development, supplies a large percentage of the world's food by 2050. Meat is grown from animal stem cells extracted harmlessly from live animals through biopsy, and health-related benefits of the new products include adjustments to fat, protein and nutrient content. The transformation of our food production systems is critical not only for health and environmental reasons. As we end animal exploitation in the food, entertainment, research and clothing industries, our sense of identity undergoes a profound shift, to one of greater compassion, inclusivity, and kindness.