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Meat the future – Ralph Sims

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on November 24th, 2016.

By mid-century, it’s estimated the world’s population will exceed 9 billion and they’ll need to be fed, writes Massey University’s Professor Ralph Sims. An excerpt (read in full): Unfortunately, methane emissions from the digestion processes of cattle, sheep and deer and nitrous oxide emissions from animal urine and fertilisers are proving challenging to reduce. We […]

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World’s first cultured beef burger – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on August 6th, 2013.

In a world first, Professor Mark Post of Maastricht University has revealed a Cultured Beef burger in London today. The burger, which was cooked by frying in a pan, was presented at a live event in front of a audience of some 200 journalists and academics. You can watch a recording of the full event […]

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