Informing Choices Mini-Pod - The Future of Meat Production and Consumption

Meat consumption with large environmental and ethical implications is expected to grow in the future. Some studies, however, take the opposite view, that meat consumption is at a turning point because of a growing number of vegetarians and other factors in industrialised countries. In either case, the environmental and health implications of meat production and consumption will continue to be the focus of much attention.

So to discuss the Future of Meat Production and Consumption I am joined by Diana Davidson on the podcast to explore:

  • The environmental impacts of red meat production and the increased health risks associated with consumption.
  • How technology might support a change in consumer habits and lead to a more sustainable food future.
  • How meat production and substitution (e.g. plant based meat substitutes, in vitro meat) might evolve in the future.
  • The role the protein replacements (e.g. insects, vegan meat) might play in future diets.

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