Restaurants have traditionally provided a solid foundation for entry-level jobs in society. As robots displace young workers, the possibility exists that, after the novelty wears off, the public will completely reject restaurant automation, leaving Technocrat inventors shaking their heads.
Technocrats build because they can and because they are driven to do so. All problems have a scientific solution and there are innumerable problems to keep them employed. However, the social and ethical problems raised are not their concern, so they just keep on inventing.
Tofu is not meat; neither is lab-grown tissue. However, meat-haters have long been trying to have non-meat products marketed as meat to confuse consumers and harm the animal husbandry industry. Missouri has made history by standing up to this cartel by legislating that ‘meat’ means ‘meat’ and nothing else.
There is a proliferation of startup companies with new visions of advanced GMO technology to modify the human food supply. Technocrats believe that every problem facing man requires a scientific solution. Where there is no obvious problem, one will be created and then solved. In this case, the long-term effect of modifying the food chain is totally unknowable.
Technocrats in China live for maximum efficiency and have figured out that the way to get rid of China’s discarded food is to feed it to cockroaches. Cockroach ‘ranches’ can host 4-5 billion of the insects at one time.
Cattle have been demonized by environmental radicals as ‘unsustainable’, carbon belchers and wrecking the environment. To their chagrin, the exact opposite has been demonstrated in practice. Cattle are highly beneficial to the ecosystem while proving an excellent source of protein.
Robotics threatens to disrupt the entire food service industry by replacing both waiters and cooks. Their is no wisdom associated with this endeavor since ethical discussion is not part of the Technocrat mind. Other industries face a similar disruption simply because someone ‘can’.
Technocrats Bill Gates and Richard Branson are out of touch with reality. After they throw out the false assumptions to population explosion and food scarcity, they conclude that the future of nutrition is artificial meat. Of course, they both happen to be invested in lab-grown meat companies. When Gates concludes that ‘There’s no way to produce enough meat for 9 billion people’, you have to wonder if he understands anything about the livestock industry.
Amazon Technocrat overlords are punishing Whole Foods’ vendors by demanding that they change their business practices to match Amazon’s, and they are being charged for the privilege. This article points out that it’s about data and Amazon wants all of it. If the food brokers don’t want to be slaves to Amazon, they will quit selling to Whole Foods and drive Amazon out of the food industry.
Lab-produced milk will soon become a ubiquitous part of the food chain without labeling requirements because it is already declared to be GMO-fee. However, the yeast that makes the milk proteins is tricked into doing so because of clever genetic modification. There is no guarantee that the resulting milk protein is 100% identical to a cow’s milk.