The sustainability of alternative meat
Disruption has reached the meat industry. A group of companies in the biotechnology space has effectively developed meat made from plants or from the in vitro cultivation of animal cells.
Alternative meat is not new. However, what makes the new generation of products unique is that their creators achieved what just some years ago seemed impossible, that is, to replicate the texture and flavor of the meat without slaughtering animals. If the innovation succeeds, these companies will revolutionize the food industry in a way comparable to how Amazon and Tesla transformed the retail trade and auto landscape.
BBVA Research Principal Economist Marcial Nava has more on the subject in this edition of The Mind Bank. For more information on the topic, click here to find BBVA Research’s Fourth Quarter Outlook from 2019, where Nava’s alternative meat article can be found.
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