Humans are currently eating more meat than our planet can afford. Raising animals for food is resource intensive. The rise in global meat consumption has dire consequences for human health, our agricultural industry, the environment, biodiversity, and animal welfare. Fortunately, there’s an effective way to solve this growing problem. Cellular agriculture is an emerging research field dedicated to producing meat, eggs, milk, and leather directly from animals’ cells rather than whole animals.
Artificial meat has been a popular term this year: May, US artificial meat company Beyond Meat was listed; September, the first artificial meat mooncake came into Chinese market; November, artificial meat went on sale on Tmall global. Is artificial meat good or not? Is it the savior of our planet, or a false statement? With all these questions in mind, Yit team passed through Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, exploring artificial meat factories and restaurants, and uncovering the hottest “artificial meat”