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CO2 Meat??

MikePfirrmanMikePfirrman Posts: 1,064Member Member Posts: 1,064Member Member
I don't know if it's a debate or not, but find this fascinating. They are now taking CO2 and, with the help of microorganisms, creating protein as a byproduct -- accomplishing two things -- finding a use for CO2 and providing protein with a more sustainable footprint.

I'd try it if you don't have to add so many things to it that it's no longer healthy. I would imagine it might have more application as a replacement to whey protein or similar.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/food/article/Bay-Area-companies-are-making-protein-out-of-thin-14827156.php

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  • MPDeanMPDean Posts: 83Member Member Posts: 83Member Member
    We could push policies to reduce population, all the (real) meat and sustainable too.
  • L1zardQueenL1zardQueen Posts: 7,276Member Member Posts: 7,276Member Member
    MPDean wrote: »
    We could push policies to reduce population, all the (real) meat and sustainable too.

    Pushing policies is not the answer. China is a good example of a policy to control population gone terribly wrong.
  • MPDeanMPDean Posts: 83Member Member Posts: 83Member Member
    Great, no one will suggest I should eat less meat then.
  • Aaron_K123Aaron_K123 Posts: 7,108Member Member Posts: 7,108Member Member
    I don't know if it's a debate or not, but find this fascinating. They are now taking CO2 and, with the help of microorganisms, creating protein as a byproduct -- accomplishing two things -- finding a use for CO2 and providing protein with a more sustainable footprint.

    I'd try it if you don't have to add so many things to it that it's no longer healthy. I would imagine it might have more application as a replacement to whey protein or similar.

    https://www.sfchronicle.com/food/article/Bay-Area-companies-are-making-protein-out-of-thin-14827156.php

    Uh, microorganisms that convert CO2 into proteins? So...basically just phytoplankton or algae then.

    Keep in mind that meat is protein but not all protein is meat. Your hair is protein for example.
    edited December 2
  • hesn92hesn92 Posts: 5,641Member Member Posts: 5,641Member Member
    I'm not sure if this the same thing, and I don't pretend to actually know what I'm talking about, but I watched a netflix documentary the other day and it mentioned making chicken nuggets in a lab with chicken DNA or something. (Lol)

    I am meaning to reduce my meat consumption because of the environmental impact but my husband eats a LOT of meat. He's not down for meatless dinners, but I guess I can just cut out meat from my other meals.
    edited December 3
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