In this guest post, we find that lab-grown meat should not be considered a Climate Change solution. Based on industry-funded studies it will never achieve the economies of scale needed to make a reasonable dent in our meat consumption.
This is a great and well thought-out article. The challenges outlined for bringing lab-grown meat to market are big hurdles for this technology. But I disagree on two points:
- I don't think it is right to say that just because the climate impact will not be seen in 10-20 years, then it is not a "climate solution"
- The ethical reasons for developing this technology weigh heavier, in my view, than the climate reasons. You touch on this topic in passing only, so I thought I'd write a piece highlighting that angle: https://andresclimate.substack.com/p/cultivated-meat-is-much-more-than