Leather and meat without killing animals

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By 2050, it will take 100 billion land animals to provide the world's population with meat, dairy, eggs and leather goods. Maintaining this herd will take a huge, potentially unsustainable toll on the planet. What if there were a different way? In this eye-opening talk, tissue engineering advocate Andras Forgacs argues that biofabricating meat and leather is a civilized way to move past killing animals for hamburgers and handbags.

Aired September 19, 2013

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Tina B
We may be ready for something more cultured but I heard no mention of the smell. And I love the sent of real leather.
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Priscilla M
In support of this resolve.
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Veronika K
Realistically, how much would this cost? Too much
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Mohammad A
Wow. For some reason I never thought of leather as a gateway to commercial bio-fabrication. Great talk!
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Nicholas G
Excellent application of science to reduce animal abuse, carbon emissions, Deforestation and water usage.
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