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Is Cultivated Meat the Future of Food? | Uma Valeti | TED

The way we raise animals is destructive to humans, animals and the environment, says cardiologist and entrepreneur Uma Valeti. He presents a solution that doesn’t require you to give up your favorite protein-packed meals: cultivated meat, grown directly from animal cells. Reportedly some of the “most chicken-y chicken” you’ll taste, Valeti envisions how such cultivated…

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The way we raise animals is destructive to humans, animals and the environment, says cardiologist and entrepreneur Uma Valeti. He presents a solution that doesn’t require you to give up your favorite protein-packed meals: cultivated meat, grown directly from animal cells. Reportedly some of the “most chicken-y chicken” you’ll taste, Valeti envisions how such cultivated meat could save billions of animal lives, improve human health and help protect our planet.

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72 Comments

  1. @JCOwens-zq6fd

    June 21, 2024 at 11:13 am

    Half truths & whole lies born of Globalist cult beliefs. Rife with logical fallacies. Like the appeal to emotion & appeal to the crowd fallacies for example.

    • @hermitonthelake

      June 21, 2024 at 4:23 pm

      I know, this was pathetic.

  2. @alexisdespland4939

    June 21, 2024 at 11:18 am

    it needs to be testing in space how big and complex are the nmeatmaking labs,

  3. @garcipat

    June 21, 2024 at 11:21 am

    Noble goal. I wonder if this will make meat a fine food product that is incredible expensive or straight illegal at some point.

    • @sachamm

      June 21, 2024 at 11:26 am

      It’s unlikely to be illegal any time in the foreseeable future. Criminalizing normal behaviour is not a recipe for success.

  4. @garcipat

    June 21, 2024 at 11:21 am

    Is it also possible for Milk?

    • @r.m8146

      June 21, 2024 at 1:43 pm

      It has already been done, and it’s much more simple for milk. It’s about to hit the shelves pretty soon.

      Google entry: milk fermentation lab grown:

      “Lab-grown dairy is made with all the same cells as traditional dairy, only it is created in a giant bioreactor rather than a factory farm. Here, a process known as precision fermentation is used, which is similar to what has been used for decades to brew beer, make insulin, and produce rennet for cheese.”

  5. @ripleyjustice6057

    June 21, 2024 at 11:26 am

    This is the future!!! So much healthier, too!😊

  6. @hermitonthelake

    June 21, 2024 at 11:31 am

    Fossil fuels – coal, oil and gas – are by far the largest contributor to global climate change, not Animal Agriculture. Accounting for over 75 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions and nearly 90 per cent of all carbon dioxide emissions. Stop lying.

  7. @michaelwatts1810

    June 21, 2024 at 12:10 pm

    The “solution” of cultivated “meat” is a death sentence for the climate as it takes much more energy per ounce than raising an actual animal. More energy means more carbon emissions. This is just one more way the WEF plans to control the human race.

  8. @xoRaQxo

    June 21, 2024 at 12:23 pm

    There is a lot of good information here. I do feel the representation of the ethical challenges that come with implementation of lab grown meats were oversimplified.

    There is so much more to this than weighing the value of tradition vs, or slaughter vs….

  9. @ivanprasetya2534

    June 21, 2024 at 12:26 pm

    I say let’s give it a chance.

  10. @-TheOracle-

    June 21, 2024 at 12:43 pm

    If you can’t taste the strong chemical flavor of bleach in rotisserie chicken, especially in leftover chicken kept in the fridge the next day, you might want to get your taste buds checked. These days, meat can be very dangerous. Having lived in the country, we ate fresh food straight from off the farm.

    In the United States, our food supply chain is seriously outdated and way too slow from farm to table. Many people are perplexed by why they can’t seem to satisfy their hunger. This “food noise” is often due to the fact that our food loses its nutritional value by the time it reaches our plates. You could eat all day and still not get the nutrients you need, just empty calories. This leaves us essentially starving while gaining weight. Unfortunately, poor health consequences are also inevitable in the long run.

  11. @spilo4900

    June 21, 2024 at 1:20 pm

    Do you know what is actually going to happen? the cultivated meat will never replace or even lower the production of the actual meat producers, which means: increasing production, more pollution and more waste. We will only have a new product to choose from….

    • @hermitonthelake

      June 21, 2024 at 4:22 pm

      I think you’re right. It may lower ever so slightly…but most likely, eventually, we will learn this bioreactor vat-meat is not nutritionally viable…just like impossible meat.

  12. @Viertelfranzose

    June 21, 2024 at 1:26 pm

    It’s just a Myth that new Food ” innovations” are a Healthy Nutritional Holy Grail for Peoples…in the Past. LOOK closer….how healthy(heavy😊) or sick are Peoples now!!!! TOO much sugar….seed oils…faked meat price optimizer with waterbinding amino meat powder which nice to move more weight in ” meat ‘ products with this optimized water binder…. Just to sell more water😄by the way…. The longterm outcomes on microbiom health and other future Risks are still not see in this Short time. Just look artificial sweeteners….after years problems are still rising and not solved…but a happy cash cow as customer is allways welcome to sell greenwashing brainstuff😄

  13. @r.m8146

    June 21, 2024 at 1:39 pm

    Awesome!

  14. @TomNook.

    June 21, 2024 at 2:03 pm

    The top 1% wealthy and connected will still be chomping on prime beef though

  15. @PeterFabulous

    June 21, 2024 at 2:29 pm

    Observation: Cultivated meat, also known as lab-grown or cultured meat, is forbidden by law in Italy.

    • @hermitonthelake

      June 21, 2024 at 4:10 pm

      This bioreactor meat is also banned in some states in the US.

  16. @andycordy5190

    June 21, 2024 at 2:45 pm

    Great presentation. I wholeheartedly support the development of cultivated meat. Our current and near future food production systems are a horrifying mess.

    I live next to a dairy farm that also produces meat. I have witnessed the spraying of slurry across the pasture here, recycling the waste from the cattle feeding to grow more fodder. It’s a crazy and dangerous closed cycle both for public health and animal welfare.

    Only one thing I had hoped to learn was missing here. What is the production stream for nutrients in this production process?

  17. @YoomarTuNoOmar

    June 21, 2024 at 3:02 pm

    😢What about all the baby cow serum required to grow lab meat and the hardships of making the muscular fibers have the same texture as regular meat? Have they overcome that? Are there no downsides? Is this a Ted presentation for the sake of knowledge or just and ad?

    • @SystemLordNemo

      June 21, 2024 at 6:32 pm

      I vaguely remember that I read one scientific study about replacement for that serum. That was many many months ago. I came here to hear a report of their progress but that ad like presentation with little details was disappointing. However they seem to be more confident and; make no mistake; if they can’t replace that serum this product will never succeed. So maybe they did? I need to find more information …after a presentation form expert. : Sigh…

  18. @jonlubich2754

    June 21, 2024 at 3:07 pm

    This is a bunch of lies and bullshit, the farmers arent the leading cause of global warming geo engineering is. The people making false claims about global warming are people that live in polluted cities. Yet, they want to blame the farmers in the country for polluting. You dont need a degree to see that obviously, the fresh air on a farm is better than the polluted smog in the cities.

  19. @anonymoose-oUd2fcf

    June 21, 2024 at 4:10 pm

    Anyone who believes this investor bait nonsense needs to go read Joe Fassler’s journalism on the lab meat industry.

  20. @christiansoldier1547

    June 21, 2024 at 5:17 pm

    They ve been making it for over a year ? Whos buying it? And what is it in?

    • @GnomeGninja

      June 21, 2024 at 5:40 pm

      They have been making it not selling it my guy. Open your ears 👂 ☺️

  21. @qpstrafe

    June 21, 2024 at 5:45 pm

    Just wondering if It has B-12 in it, curious mind

  22. @vividlightwellness

    June 21, 2024 at 6:08 pm

    There’s no argument the practices in the animal ag industry are horrific. Why not change the practices in the animal ag industry rather than resorting to growing food in a lab that decades from now will be identified as the common denominator of a human health crisis? After everything that’s happened in the last decade its the science I trust the least.

  23. @connorhighland6783

    June 21, 2024 at 7:03 pm

    If you can make cultivated meat cheaper than regular meat & taste better, you will take over the industrial ag market.

  24. @gabrielbevan-rt5yl

    June 21, 2024 at 8:23 pm

    Does it have the same nutrition profile (amino acid profile etc) as if it had grown on an animal?

  25. @mohamedgomhory2859

    June 21, 2024 at 8:39 pm

    Is that healthy

  26. @jackmen4

    June 22, 2024 at 12:36 am

    I’m down for veggies. This one time I was invited to an Indian wedding an the guys that made the food were cooking on the back alleys of the event, they made this Booooomb cauliflower that tasted like buffalo chicken wings. there’s lots of ways to eat vegetables and make it very delicious. But honestly I do not believe in man made chemicals and preservatives that are added to food just to make them taste like meat. Even if the expert say that these chemicals do not harm the body I know they really do.

  27. @Sig.Valter

    June 22, 2024 at 1:28 am

    As long as texture, taste and proteins are there same as real meat + price is same or lower(!) I could at least give it a try.

  28. @jrwynn49

    June 22, 2024 at 2:12 am

    TED really fell off smh this is terrible

  29. @delfacto121

    June 22, 2024 at 2:32 am

    NO!!

  30. @mohitmehra2552

    June 22, 2024 at 2:48 am

    Clear no. It won’t have the same nutrients than the real meat. Yes, vegetarians can enjoy this.

  31. @hetarth7056

    June 22, 2024 at 3:52 am

    Totally in support of this!

  32. @Dean-ur7ng

    June 22, 2024 at 4:40 am

    How to make a badminton ball like this.

  33. @neeruchauhan3783

    June 22, 2024 at 6:25 am

    Climate change

  34. @donaldhobson8873

    June 22, 2024 at 11:27 am

    I mean instead of growing steak with less saturated fat, why not just grow new hearts?

    • @darinherrick9224

      June 23, 2024 at 2:34 am

      Because it’s CHEAPER to prevent disease than treat it. And a lot of people die in surgery.

  35. @Purified-Bananas

    June 22, 2024 at 4:33 pm

    (Make it cheaper) + (Make it healthier) = Game over for tradicional meat

    • @Purified-Bananas

      June 22, 2024 at 4:34 pm

      *in the long run

  36. @user-xw9cz8uy4g

    June 22, 2024 at 5:37 pm

    The future is here! It’s impressive ❤

  37. @marianogambetta1982

    June 22, 2024 at 7:44 pm

    Carne cultivada, es totalmente repugnante y antinatural

  38. @marianogambetta1982

    June 22, 2024 at 7:47 pm

    Cultivated Meat is disgusting

  39. @tn8824

    June 22, 2024 at 9:20 pm

    Looking forward to trying it.

  40. @VenuzLuv

    June 22, 2024 at 9:47 pm

    🤢🤢🤢

  41. @TheHumanRanger

    June 23, 2024 at 12:03 am

    Answer = NO

  42. @darinherrick9224

    June 23, 2024 at 2:30 am

    Yes!

  43. @AbhijeetMehendale

    June 23, 2024 at 10:35 am

    This concept is only good for a ted talk; however, once this idea is sold to an entrepreneur, he wont care about science or saftey but will focused solely on profit, they will introduce hormones and fillers to reduce costs while increasing prices under the guise of sustainability, potentially causing harm to consumers.

  44. @MostlyLoveOfMusic

    June 23, 2024 at 5:00 pm

    animal agriculture must end

  45. @doudouban

    June 23, 2024 at 9:13 pm

    Am I the only one who’s been wondering what is the cost of cultivated meat?

  46. @Midori_Hoshi

    June 23, 2024 at 10:43 pm

    The vast majority of climate change is caused by fossil fuels. Meat is a small percentage, maybe 10%. If you care about climate change, please do your best to reduce your use of fossil fuels, including plastic.

  47. @martynhaggerty2294

    June 24, 2024 at 4:58 am

    Did not mention comparative cost. Must be more expensive.

    • @user-fk8zw5js2p

      June 24, 2024 at 8:45 am

      He mentions manufacturing at scale at 9:56 and increasing efficiency a couple of times because the cost is the biggest hurdle for cultured meat right now. He mentioned reducing the cost by 99%, but what he is implying with the rest of his talk is that it is still too expensive to compete with farm raised meats.

  48. @A_British_woman

    June 24, 2024 at 9:15 am

    As long as it’s genuinely got all the health benefits of meat…

  49. @Bythirteen

    June 24, 2024 at 10:04 am

    Or…… vegetables? O.o

  50. @zehragokce2131

    June 24, 2024 at 1:45 pm

    There is a fact that, you want to produce chicken meat that exactly same with real chicken meat because it is really good.

  51. @Asain_dad

    June 24, 2024 at 10:24 pm

    What if you are too poor to make this grass food. or there is not enough resources to make it, what about fish.

  52. @veronixawardwell8802

    June 25, 2024 at 12:07 am

    This is the best news I’ve heard in a LONG time!!! Yes!!!❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

  53. @kimstone4742

    June 25, 2024 at 8:04 am

    Pollution…start with large factories becoming clean..
    Let people eat what they want..dont force people to eat just chemicals.

  54. @MostlyLoveOfMusic

    June 25, 2024 at 2:15 pm

    let’s accelerate this please

  55. @joeytuckey1517

    June 25, 2024 at 4:12 pm

    I’m all about this idea! It’s important to outline what will be done with the agricultural land after mass adoption. Finding a way to compensate animal farms through land regeneration would be a win-win. Building condos on that land will negate the impact near cultivation will have.

  56. @vootanical5512

    June 25, 2024 at 11:44 pm

    so actually,it is also the same as cultivated human meat?Jesus

  57. @TheHellowazup

    June 26, 2024 at 10:51 am

    But they use cancer cells for rapid cell growth

  58. @john-ro4yb

    June 26, 2024 at 3:13 pm

    No

  59. @celestialcircledance

    June 27, 2024 at 6:36 am

    Goodbye Prime ribs or bone broth but seriously it sounds like a no-brainer !

  60. @IF.YOU.HAVE.TWO.SPIRITS.URGENT

    June 27, 2024 at 10:36 am

    🫣

  61. @iiSilverSurfer

    June 27, 2024 at 9:30 pm

    Well, I would rather you tell the real story, it is 100% investment and for the sole purpose of making money, to reduce the cost of production and increase the profit margin, it is not about animals wellbeing. put lab grown meat on a wide scale in the market, and you push farming animals towards extinction in few decades, because who will raise farming animals just for fun, for thousands of years humans have been raising them for food.
    In few decades we will go to the zoo to see the last few cows left 🙂

  62. @user-eq3wi5qp2c

    June 28, 2024 at 12:25 am

    Impressive

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