For small farms, going up against huge, automated competition can be daunting, even more so when you’re selling meat instead of just vegetables. But a recent hackathon created solutions for any farmer to get their meat to market easily and efficiently.
Modern Meadow--a lab-grown meat startup--is getting closer and closer to growing leather in a test tube. But that’s just the beginning. Why grow regular leather when you can use your lab to make leather better?
Americans love meat. Meat is not so great for the environment. But perhaps there is a middle ground: As meat consumption decreases, we’re seeing Americans buying the more expensive, humanely raised stuff.
Bugs are high in protein, easy to raise and feed, and … not so great to eat. But what if they were served in a lovely, palatable setting? If six-legged creatures are what we’re eating in 20 years, hopefully the meals look this good.
There are a lot of food-obsessed people in America's cities willing to pay a premium for locally raised meat from nearby small farms. That might be news to the farmers, though. A new startup hopes to save farms by connecting them to high-paying customers they need.