Meat alternatives and the future of food

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The Impossible Burger was one of the first meat alternatives that was widely accepted by omnivores. Photo by Ted Eytan (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Seven years ago, scientists unveiled the first laboratory-created hamburger. Benjamin Aldes Wurgaft explores the quest to generate sustainable proteins in the lab and the problems in our food system in his book, “Meat Planet.” 

It hasn’t been a decade since a Dutch scientist introduced the first meatless burger. Benjamin Wurgaft looks at the past and future of meat alternatives in his book, “Meat Planet.” Credit: University of California Press

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