Tuesday, 02nd Feb 2021
Richard Gill, CFA, reviews Jim Mellon’s latest book, which explains how world agriculture will be radically transformed by the advent of cultivated meat and plant based protein technology.
Animal flesh has been part of our diets since before we were even human. According to a 2013 article in science journal Nature, around 2.6 million years ago early hominins began to expand their omnivorous diets to include meat and marrow from small to very large animals. This provided them with a calorie dense resource packed with essential amino acids and micronutrients, helping them to increase their body size without losing mobility, agility, or sociality.