As global meat consumption increases so too does scientific research in to artificially producing it.
Most people tend to turn their nose up at the very idea of eating artificial meat, something that has only achieved limited success so far. But what if quality meat that could be manufactured in a printing device became commonplace within the next decade or two - would you want to eat it then ? Unsurprisingly the concept isn't too popular at the moment, but if the artificial meat was good enough and it was proven that eating it would not induce any side effects then it is likely that such a product would eventually become accepted as the norm.
The human race currently utilizes more than 60 billion land animals to sustain our current meat requirements and by 2050 this could increase to more than 100 billion. With the tremendous amount of resources needed to keep this system going it is not a stretch to imagine a world where artificial meat is commonplace and organic meat products are a rare delicacy.
"Advances in bioengineering have been able to produce meat analogs, but the process has always been stupendously expensive, and the results were only passable."
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