Earth911 Podcast: Making Meat Sustainable & Humane With Paul Shapiro

Earth911 Podcast: Making Meat Sustainable & Humane With Paul Shapiro

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Author, Business for Good Podcast host, and The Better Meat Co. CEO Paul Shapiro joins Earth911 to elucidate prospects for clear meat constituted of fungi, animal cell cultures, and plant-based proteins. The way forward for meat will contain far fewer animals raised on inhumane industrial farms, that are referred to as Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, or “CAFOs.” In a CAFO, animals are packed into small areas polluted by their very own waste; it’s a horrible life that ends in terror.

Better Meat has developed fungi-based protein, referred to as Rhiza, that may increase beef, rooster, pork, turkey, fish, and shellfish in recipes, decreasing our personal environmental impression and decreasing the merciless remedy of animals. But the story solely begins there. Paul explains how cultured meats grown from animals cells — referred to as clear meat — is extra sanitary. It is just not uncovered to viscera and fecal matter throughout slaughter as a result of there is no such thing as a slaughter. And it may be produced at a big scale throughout the decade.

Author and The Better Meat Co. CEO Paul Shapiro
Author and The Better Meat Co. CEO Paul Shapiro is our visitor on Sustainability in Your Ear.

Paul argues that we have to cease subsidizing meat manufacturing and fund extra analysis into meat alternate options. Like Big Oil, Big Meat has an unfair benefit that may be turned towards incentives for clear meat. Meat consumption is on the rise globally and within the U.S. we eat 9 billion chickens, 32.2 million cattle, 241.7 million turkeys, and 121 million hogs yearly, in response to the North American Meat Institute. That’s about 100 billion kilos of meat yearly. By distinction, clear meat alternate options nonetheless account for lower than 1% of the meat bought within the U.S.

There’s an extended highway forward, and this interview is a chance to fulfill an early chief within the post-industrial meat motion. Want to study extra? Paul’s Tedx talks and Business for Good Podcast are nice locations to begin.