[LMB] Sorry, Cordelia! Here, have a real steak.

Karen A. Wyle kawyle at att.net
Sat Sep 25 14:01:42 BST 2021

 I glanced at this article, though I didn't read it thoroughly or completely. I noticed that it seemed at least partly concerned with the idea of replacing meat entirely for environmental reasons, rather than offering an affordable option at the grocery store. Did it demonstrate that the latter is and will remain impractical?
Karen A. Wyle
    On Saturday, September 25, 2021, 07:44:57 AM EDT, Pat Mathews <mathews55 at msn.com> wrote:  

Title: “Lab-grown meat is supposed to be inevitable. The science tells a different story.”

Humbird likened the process of researching the report to encountering an impenetrable “Wall of No”—his term for the barriers in thermodynamics, cell metabolism, bioreactor design, ingredient costs, facility construction, and other factors that will need to be overcome before cultivated protein can be produced cheaply enough to displace traditional meat.

“And it’s a fractal no,” he told me. “You see the big no, but every big no is made up of a hundred little nos.”

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