Clean­ing our hands of dirty fac­tory farm­ing: The fu­ture of meat pro­duc­tion is al­most here

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It is clear that the cur­rent ways of pro­duc­ing meat and dairy prod­ucts are un­sus­tain­able. 26% of Earth's hab­it­able land is al­ready used for live­stock graz­ing, and the calo­rie in­put to out­put ra­tio for meat pro­duc­tion is an econ­o­mist's night­mare; it takes 9 calo­ries of feed to pro­duce 1 calo­rie of chicken meat, and that ra­tio gets higher for pork and beef.

How are we are ex­pected to feed 9.7 bil­lion peo­ple by 2050 us­ing these ex­ist­ing meth­ods? And can Aus­tralia lead the way in the clean meat revo­lu­tion?

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