https://twitter.com/drcateshanahan/status/1639033038150725632In case you didn't know, Zero Acre Farms is a startup with big backing, including Virgin's Richard Branson and cricket-chomper Robert Downey Jr. It's another one of those "foods of the future" you keep hearing about, like lab-grown cancer... I mean, "cultured meat".
https://twitter.com/joshtetrick/status/1638217348644478983If you want to know more about immortalised cell lines, and why we have good reason to believe they're not safe to eat, check out this thread.
https://twitter.com/TheEconomist/status/1638215365388804100"Catastrophic" global warming is now inevitable, and that means that we must act, right now, to prevent as much harm as possible to the population of the Third World, who will be most affected by climate change.
https://twitter.com/Mangan150/status/1635374694814863360Between 1968 and 1973, a double-blind randomised controlled trial of 9423 people took place in various institutions in Minnesota. The aim was to investigate whether reductions in cholesterol, through replacement of "unhealthy" saturated fat with "healthy" vegetable oil...
https://twitter.com/Babygravy9/status/1631318403041607680The truth is, we don't fully know whether eating large quantities of cancer is a good idea, since -- funnily enough -- humans have never done that. We do know a number of things that should give us serious pause for thought though. Here are three papers of note.
https://twitter.com/BSF_Enterprise/status/1630145725932933120I've talked a lot about this recently. The truth is, this is a real problem for lab-grown meat makers. They just don't want to talk about it (hence why I'm now blocked by JUST Egg and GOOD Meat).
https://twitter.com/joshtetrick/status/1614125992640905216GOOD Meat's lab-grown meat is made with immortalised animal cell lines, which are functionally indistinguishable from cancer.
https://twitter.com/GOODMeat/status/1608613848423989248Do people really want to make cancer a regular part of their diet? Despite assurances from experts, we have no long-term data on regular consumption of cancer. When most people hear that word, they run a mile. This is why smaller lab-grown meat players are using different tech.
https://twitter.com/Babygravy9/status/1630253189206351873Japanese researchers wanted to see whether accumulation of AGEs in the body was associated with strength. They measured AGE levels in the skin and found an inverse association between muscle strength and power and AGE levels. Why though?