Published in


Even Lab-Grown Meat Won’t Save Us From a ‘Terrible Reckoning’

Historically, meat consumption has driven violence, colonialism, and war. Will the stuff cultivated in a lab be any different?

Photo: Spencer Weiner/Getty Images

InIn Plato’s Republic, Socrates tells his fellow Athenian philosopher Glaucon that in order to feed the Greeks’ nascent appetite for meat — a luxury…




The undercurrents of the future. A publication from Medium about technology and people.

Recommended from Medium


Keeping Hope Alive When Surgeons Are Cutting Your Body Up

Squirrels and Toilet Paper

A Counterfactual Scenario for the Origins of Science

Stalwart scientists have vouched for the Upanishads and Puranas

What do scientists not want you to know?

Between the Sword of Magic and the Wall of Neuroscience.

Saffron liver anticancer

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Will Meyer

Will Meyer

Will Meyer is a freelance writer and editor of The Shoestring in western Massachusetts. His writing has appeared in The Baffler, The New Republic, CJR, and more

More from Medium

USPS Warns Holiday Shipping Delays Could Be Delayed

You reap what you sow: Human greed is the cause of all our sufferings.

Manufacturing Discontent

How I avoided getting COVID in a tiny apt with our son (+) w a supplement you can buy anywhere, a…