This Week's Herman Trend Alert

HR in Normal 2.0
 

  The Herman Trend Alert

April 25, 2018

Inventing Clean Meat

Meat consumption in the United States and elsewhere is at an all-time high. Imagine satisfying that growing demand for meat without killing any animals? Worldwide, traditional animal farming accounts for about 18 percent of greenhouse emissions, uses 47,000 square miles of land annually, and exhausts 70 percent of the world's water.

Clean Meat defined
Given that technology is moving forward at a breakneck pace, it is not surprising to see the imminent appearance in stores and restaurants of meat that is lab-grown (or brewed)---sometimes called "clean meat". (In the past, we have called "clean food" nourishment that was free of herbicides, pesticides, and GMOs).

Growing meat without killing animals
With the growing world population, there is a serious challenge---raising enough animals to satisfy growing global demand. Made from stem cells harvested via biopsy from living livestock, in vitro animal products, or clean meat, may be grown in the lab in a matter of weeks.

Real animal protein
According to Paul Shapiro, author of the groundbreaking book Clean Meat: How Growing Meat without Animals will Revolutionize Dinner and the World (Gallery Books 20??), "Clean meat isn't an alternative to meat; it's real, actual meat, grown (or brewed!) from animal cells, as well as other clean animal products that ditch animal cells altogether and are simply built from the molecule up".

Companies in the clean meat space
Several entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley are working diligently to bring flavorful clean meat products to market. Memphis Meats, Just, Impossible Meats, SuperMeat, and Mosa Meat. Memphis Meats is supported by Tyson Foods, Bill Gates, the food giant Cargill, and even Sir Richard Branson.

Other positive consequences
According to former US Secretary of Health & Human Kathleen Sebelius Services, "the cellular agricultural revolution helps lower rates of foodborne illness, greatly improves environmental sustainability, and allows us to continue to enjoy the food we love".

Not everyone is a fan
Similar to the dairy companies fighting soy milk producers over what can be called "milk", the US Cattlemen's Association (USCA) filed a petition to the USDA contending that lab-grown meat startups should not be able to call their products "meat". Unfortunately for the USCA, recently the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) asked the USDA to regulate the startups as if they were traditional meat producers.

Expect to see clean meat on menus
The Just company might be the first to get its meat into restaurants, having said last year its clean chicken nuggets, sausage, and foie gras could be served in restaurants in the US and Asia "before the end of 2018". Others, including Memphis Meats and Mosa Meats, say they will start offering their products to the public in 2021. In the future, we anticipate seeing clean versions of other animal proteins, specifically fish, shrimp, and lobster.


© Copyright 1998- by The Herman Group, Inc. -- reproduction for publication is encouraged, with the following attribution: From "The Herman Trend Alert," by Joyce Gioia, Strategic Business Futurist. 336-210-3548 or https://hermangroup.com. To sign up, visit https://HermanTrendAlert.com. The Herman Trend Alert is a trademark of The Herman Group, Inc."

DON'T MISS APF'S FUTURES FESTIVAL: ONLINE OCTOBER 24TH: FULL SPECTRUM FUTURES
The Association of Professional Futurists proudly presents its annual online learning experiences on Full Spectrum Futures. Network with leading futurists from all over the world. And best of all, it's free to attend, though contributions are encouraged to help defray costs. For more information, visit here.

SUPERIOR TRANSLATION SERVICES
Excellent translation services from English, French, or German into Spanish. Especially well-versed in medicine/pharma and automobile industries. 5-year Bachelor Degree in Translation. Also editing and proofreading of all kinds of Spanish language documents. Flexible rates, depending on number of words, degree of difficulty/technicality, and turnaround. For an instant quote email Mariana Campora Lesti at marianalesti515@gmail.com or contact her on SKYPE at marianacampora.

HOW DOES SHE DO IT?
Our author Joyce gets quoted in TIME Magazine and other national media on a regular basis. You can, too! Sign up for ExpertClick.com. You will be found by the news media and in Google search: 1. Through your personal search-engine-optimized press room by 39 topics you choose; 2. By news releases pushed out 10 ways including Google News; 3. Be found in the 2020 printed Yearbook of Experts, Authorities & Spokespersons. Save 15% when you register by October 31st @ http://www.ExpertClick.com/Discount.

To read this Herman Trend Alert on the web: https://hermangroup.com/alert/archive_10-14-2020.html.


Herman Trend Alerts are produced by the Herman Group, strategic business futurists, Certified Management Consultants, authors, and professional speakers.

New subscribers are always welcome. There is no charge for this public service. The Herman Trend Alert is read by over 30,000 people in 90 countries, including other websites and printed periodicals. Click here to sign up for the Herman Trend Alert.

Do you enjoy receiving this weekly e-mail update? Contact us about our co-branded Herman Trend Alert service.


Subscribe or Unsubscribe to weekly Herman Trend Alert
View this week's Herman Trend Alert
Archived Weekly Herman Trend Alerts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         


[ Home About Products Resources Media ]

 

7112 Viridian Lane
Austin, TX 78739
Voice: 336-210-3548
Toll Free in US & Canada: 800-227-3566
E-mail: info@hermangroup.com


  © The Herman Group. All rights reserved.

Web site design by WebEditor Design Services, Inc.