A normal human being gets most of their energy and nutrition from plants, but with the popularity of meat, more land is being used to raise cattle. This use of land poses several major issues with cattle and livestock making up 9 percent of the Earth’s emissions, which is a huge number. It gets worse; we’ve witnessed the intentional burning of the Amazon to raise cattle, which has led to even more carbon emissions. With deforestation on the rise solely due to these cattle, the alternative comes in and saves the Earth in a big way.
How exactly does this apply to investments? Well in the past few years plant-based meat has become a common topic in the markets with companies like Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods, the biggest players in the industry. Beyond Meat is public, and Impossible is planning to go public in the future. Although their progress has been immense thus far, they’re still far from qualifying as a complete meat replacement – a taste indistinguishable from the real stuff. In 2022 though, the industry is likely to see some major progress, with new startups entering the space. Companies like BioTech Foods have been acquired by even larger companies and have seen investments of $100 million for R&D in the cultivated meat market. What do you think about new startups entering the space? And could we see cultivated meat become commonplace within the next ten years?
I am not a financial advisor and my comments should never be taken as financial advice. Investments come with risk, so always do your research and analysis beforehand.