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Industrial animal agriculture is a thing of the past

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.                                 

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Will Longaphie It's highly probable that people will connect industrial animal agriculture to its devastating environmental costs. As climate change becomes an even greater threat to the continuance of humans and more people around the globe begin suffering from its effects, there will be more pressure on governments to embrace new technologies that are less destructive. If governments don't act responsibly, people will still find a way. 18 Aug 2019
Seacross T Will be forced to opt for this option by 2050. Vegan is the best alternative. 21 May 2019
Backtospawn Seems likely this type of meat production will end up as a cheaper alternative and popularize it in proportion to how much cheaper it is to traditional meat products. I don't think this can completely override normal meat production methods though, a change in society and viewpoints big enough for that to happen doesn't seem possible in 30 years. Sounds more like it would need a few generations of slowly reducing the amount of traditional farming until it becomes an exotic product and then a few more generations for it to be seen as immoral. 20 Apr 2019
James Lawr If we put effort to this I feel like it's got a good chance of happening. There are only two things I can really see standing in the way which would be bring production up to a level where it can be distributed commercially, and price since a big shift like this would cost a lot of money which is one thing people often undermined when comes to change as stuff can cost a lot. 21 Feb 2019
Uku Kaarel Jõesaar Real meat gets higher price, what only rich can afford because of regulations. 06 Feb 2019