• Your burger habit could be threatened by weather chaos - but gene editing could help us save cows and avoid ‘mass famine'

    11 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Producing meat is a resource-intensive and wasteful process. Pigs and cows require land to graze and crops to eat; water is used throughout the process.
    Climate change and a growing population will turn up the heat on these resources.
    A handful of companies are trying to solve the problem with plant-based meat, but since those products rely on grains and veggies, they'll ultimately face the same challenges.
    Genetic engineering technique CRISPR may help solve these problems by making both plants and animals that are more immune to environmental challenges.
    Making meat is wasteful work.
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