- agriculture - Argentina - environment - gastronomy - Netherlands
Eco-friendly alternatives to eating meat
In this week's show, we take a look at what some say is the food of the future. Meats traditionally eaten in the West, such as beef and pork, are becoming increasingly difficult to sustain. More farmland is needed to rear the number of cows and pigs required to provide enough meat for all of us, but it's in finite supply. And cow farming isn't good for the environment. So what are the alternatives?
First up, animal rights campaigners have been cheered by the work going on in a Dutch laboratory. Scientists are "growing" cultivated meat in test tubes, which could eventually lead to fewer animals being sent to slaughter.
We also look at how future generations could get their protein by adding insects to their diet.
Finally, can the world's most carnivorous nation, Argentina, be weaned off its meat by the humble soya bean?