As you may recall, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates called for all developed countries to switch to 100% lab-grown meat to save the earth from climate change calamities around a year ago. Gates did not stop there.
Bill Gates and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel invested in Hampton Creek Foods (now Eat Just), a food-tech startup firm working on plant protein-based egg alternatives, as part of their attempt to make the world vegan.
“So no, I don’t think the poorest 80 countries will be eating synthetic meat,” Gates said during a question-and-answer session with MIT Technology Review when asked if he believes plant-based and lab-grown meats could be the whole solution to the global protein crisis, including in poor countries.
He further said, “I believe that all wealthy countries should switch to 100% synthetic beef.”
Investors are now paying attention to the space as the fight against climate change continues. According to Crunchbase data, roughly $2 billion has been invested in the space in only the previous two years.
Eat Just, a tech business, is also developing the world’s first-to-market meat manufactured from animal cells. Josh Tetrick, the CEO of Eat Just, described his vision as follows: