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TED Talks: Season 2013

2013x177 Andras Forgacs: Leather and meat without killing animals
TV-PG

  • 2013-09-19T04:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

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.

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