The eco‐friendly burger? Cultured meat in context
In this paper, FCRN member Hanna Tuomisto gives an overview of the process of growing cultured meat, current developments, its environmental impacts, technical challenges, and consumer perceptions.
Tuomisto, H.L., 2018. The eco‐friendly burger: Could cultured meat improve the environmental sustainability of meat products? EMBO reports, p.e47395.
Read the full paper here. See also the Foodsource resource How far could changes in production practices reduce GHG emissions?
While some of the food system challenges facing humanity are local, in an interconnected world, adopting a global perspective is essential. Many environmental issues, such as climate change, need supranational commitments and action to be addressed effectively. Due to ever increasing global trade flows, prices of commodities are connected through space; a drought in Romania may thus increase the price of wheat in Zimbabwe.
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