The Post-Animal Bioeconomy. Keynote by Isha Datar


[ YouTube ] „In 1931, Churchill said „Fifty years hence, we shall escape the absurdity of growing a whole chicken in order to eat the breast or wing by growing these parts separately under a suitable medium.“ Even before we saw the environmental damage, animal welfare conditions and public health threats associated with factory farming, Churchill saw how absurd it was for us to be raising whole animals for relatively simple tissues.
New Harvest’s Isha Datar explains why it is important for us to support the growing field and industry of animal products made without animals, and why the next revolution in agriculture is cellular agriculture: growing food from the cell up rather than the organism down. In the face of climate change and a growing population, it may be crucial to creating a secure, safe, and sustainable food system.“