Synthetic beef to save the planet
Bill Gates recently said that he believes rich nations would help the global fight against climate change by consuming only plant-based meat products instead of beef.
In a recent interview with Technology Review, Gates discussed his new book, "How to Avoid a Climate Disaster," and emphasized the benefits rich nations could produce by moving to "100% synthetic beef."
"I do think all rich countries should move to 100% synthetic beef," Gates said when asked about how countries can help to reduce methane emissions when it comes to food production.
"You can get used to the taste difference, and the claim is they're going to make it taste even better over time."
Praising the technological achievements in agriculture and bioengineering, Gates said there was no other way but to eliminate livestock, even as he admitted that telling people "You can't have cows anymore" is a "politically unpopular approach to things."