Andras Forgacs dreams that one day biofabrication will sustainably produce leathers and meats without the incredibly expensive and violent process of growing and killing sentient beings we call animals.
I’m convinced that in 30 years,when we look back on today and on how we raise and slaughter billions of animalsto make our hamburgers and our handbags, we’ll see this as being wastefuland indeed crazy. Did you know that today we maintaina global herd of 60 billion animals to provide our meat, dairy, eggs and leather goods? And over the next few decades,as the world’s population expands to 10 billion, this will need to nearly doubleto 100 billion animals
The technology already exists. Now the will and politics remain to make the possible real.