“The animal agriculture industry is not long for this world”

Bald Rick

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Anglesey
That is the stated aim of Patrick Brown, CEO of Impossible Foods which creates meat substitutes using genetically engineered yeasts.
He is quoted in today’s Times as

”If we eliminated animal agriculture in the next 15 years it causes a pause in emissions that lasts 30 year. Biomass recovery alone will remove from the atmosphere the equivalent of 22 years of fossil fuel emissions at the current rate.”

‘Why is this important? Because cows and sheep produce huge volumes of methane - a powerful greenhouse gas. And if grazing land was used to grow trees it would create a huge carbon sink.’

Impossible Foods has raised its money from a variety of venture capitalist funders including Bill Gates.

it seems to me that every opportunity is being taken to demonise meat and dairy.
There was no counter argument to the fact that this is highly processed gloop and that VCs don’t invest out of the goodness of their hearts.
 

ski

Member
That is the stated aim of Patrick Brown, CEO of Impossible Foods which creates meat substitutes using genetically engineered yeasts.
He is quoted in today’s Times as

”If we eliminated animal agriculture in the next 15 years it causes a pause in emissions that lasts 30 year. Biomass recovery alone will remove from the atmosphere the equivalent of 22 years of fossil fuel emissions at the current rate.”

‘Why is this important? Because cows and sheep produce huge volumes of methane - a powerful greenhouse gas. And if grazing land was used to grow trees it would create a huge carbon sink.’

Impossible Foods has raised its money from a variety of venture capitalist funders including Bill Gates.

it seems to me that every opportunity is being taken to demonise meat and dairy.
There was no counter argument to the fact that this is highly processed gloop and that VCs don’t invest out of the goodness of their hearts.
What do all these fake meats use as their feedstock? You can't get something for nothing no matter how much you try.
 

Bald Rick

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Anglesey
What do all these fake meats use as their feedstock? You can't get something for nothing no matter how much you try.

Heme is the magic ingredient. Occurs naturally in blood but can be replicated by genetically modifying yeast

It’s the constant drip, drip of this sort of stuff that is causing anxiety. In the U.K. we are very vulnerable due to the disconnect between town and country
 
Heme is the magic ingredient. Occurs naturally in blood but can be replicated by genetically modifying yeast

It’s the constant drip, drip of this sort of stuff that is causing anxiety. In the U.K. we are very vulnerable due to the disconnect between town and country

Must be a UK thing, not the same anxiety level here glad to say.
 

Wellytrack

Member
If Bill Gates was serious about climate he should suggest microsoft focus on the lifespan of its software.
The energy usage for updates, the need to upgrade computers multiplied by the number of users is significant.

Good point.

plus everyone ignores the massive implications of crypto. Bitcoin mining alone emits 25 million tons of CO2 annually alone.
The carbon footprint of a single mined bitcoin amounts to 190 tons, while to mine the equivalent value in gold, takes around 7% of that figure.
Even the transactional figures for bitcoin use the same amount of electricity as a typical household consumes in two months..
 
Must be a UK thing, not the same anxiety level here glad to say.

Of course it is Roger. I’m not sure whether you are aware or not, but a significant percentage of the U.K. population is absolutely f**king stupid. And as if we didn’t have enough, we welcome the terminally stupid to our shores as well.

Then they breed so we can have native stupid mixed with foreign stupid creating fantastic hybrid vigour and new super strains of spectacular batshit mental stupidity, many of whom get themselves into positions of authority and even government.

I’m starting to think I’m way too sensible to live here. And if you knew me then you would know that things must be bad.
 

Werzle

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Location
Midlands
Why is it that every possible looming disaster to farming gets posted on a farming forum just to cause more gloom , more negative farming news gets posted by farmers than the people who actually want farming to end! Most possible problems never come true , farmers seem to love to worry and even more so to worry others.
 
Of course it is Roger. I’m not sure whether you are aware or not, but a significant percentage of the U.K. population is absolutely f**king stupid. And as if we didn’t have enough, we welcome the terminally stupid to our shores as well.

Then they breed so we can have native stupid mixed with foreign stupid creating fantastic hybrid vigour and new super strains of spectacular batshit mental stupidity, many of whom get themselves into positions of authority and even government.

I’m starting to think I’m way too sensible to live here. And if you knew me then you would know that things must be bad.

Then come on over, you have one foot in America already, cabover/big A/ Pete
 

robs1

Member
Why is it that every possible looming disaster to farming gets posted on a farming forum just to cause more gloom , more negative farming news gets posted by farmers than the people who actually want farming to end! Most possible problems never come true , farmers seem to love to worry and even more so to worry others.
Have you not seen the ITV bit between programmes they are saying eating meat is bad
 

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