I'm honestly fed up with all the bad and fake news everywhere. I am not a journalist or an influencer, but I want to use my art to spread some positivity.

I wanted to create an almanac of positive as an anti-venom to the vitriolic rhetoric that pervades our media. That's why I want to share some of this year's positive news from around the world in the hope that it brings you some happiness and inspires you to spread some good news yourself!

Art, technology, food, science, animal rights, human rights... we have progressed in so many categories, and it's necessary to let the world know that, despite having much more to do, we've accomplished some amazing things in 2018. So although it is hard - stay positive.

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Rafaella Bueno
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2 years ago

This is great. Here in Brazil, supermarkets and restaurants avoid donating food even when they actually wanted to because the food donated continues to be the donor's responsibility, so if, for example, it' poorly transported or stored and goes bad and someone eats it and gets sick, it's your store that will get in trouble even if it was fine when you donated, so they're all scared of donating.

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Carol Emory
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2 years ago (edited)

The name of the Brewery is Saltwater Brewery. All of the rings are made out of the barley and grains used in the brewing process. So they are completely edible by humans and sea creatures.

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Annabell
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2 years ago

France is on a good way!

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Harrison Rose
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2 years ago

Yes! I hate the argument that "sanitary products are a luxury." They are not, do you want blood all over your pants? All over your house?

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Bumble
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2 years ago

This made me so happy.

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Yanna Cubacub
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2 years ago

This is amazing

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Neha
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2 years ago

That is incredible!

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Harrison Rose
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2 years ago

YES! Dogs are friends, not food.

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Alia G.
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2 years ago

Taken long enough! I was so happy when Covergirl became cruelty free. I love wearing makeup and stuff, but so many of the big brands still test on animals.

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Rafaella Bueno
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2 years ago

I have mixed feelings about pandas.... because people mostly only care about protecting "cute" animals like them. I've read and watched so many times about how "ugly" animals like bugs and amphibians are always getting worse off because all the conservation funds and efforts go towards the ones the public likes... But I guess helping some animals is still better than no animals.

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Rafaella Bueno
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2 years ago

That's the cutest boob I have ever seen

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JaneDoesnt
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2 years ago

huh in Poland several cities decided to ban fireworks on new year because of animals.

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Ana Maria
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2 years ago

We banned it also in Romania!

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Kjorn
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2 years ago

yeah… it's a small step… much more are needed

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BusLady
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2 years ago

If more people would recycle plastic, that would be a good start. I'm appalled at all the trash I see thrown away, that could have been recycled. And not just plastic. My son and I were discussing today the problem of plastic straws. Why couldn't they be made of a fast-degrading material, or even paper? They are only going to be used one time, and can end up in the sea or landfills, taking who knows how long to degrade.

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CCL_2018
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2 years ago

More farmers are keeping bees to benefit crop production, or are allowing beekeepers to keep hives on their property.

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Bobbi Newell
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2 years ago

Serious question, does that sugar tax include high fructose corn syrup? If not, it should. Sodas were unhealthy before, but when soft drink companies switched to HFCS they became even worse.

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Giovanni
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2 years ago

The main function of today prisons is to transform problematic people into professional criminals, the whole concept need to be reworked IMHO

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Conrad Strucker
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2 years ago

Ugh, doesn't it disgust people to know that their comfort comes from something ripped off of something else's body?

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Person2638
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2 years ago

This is adorable!

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Ian Carter
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2 years ago

we need to make ocean plastic profitable, if companies start using it and poor people can harvest it and sell it , it is a win win. Stop creating plastic,reuse.

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Yanna Cubacub
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2 years ago

A simple act can really save lives ♥

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Bonnie Blue Bird
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2 years ago

This is good, correct? The crying is confusing. He should be small and happy.

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shane montanez
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2 years ago

Unfortunately, E-Cigarette smoking is on the rise, especially among teens due to the flavors that comes in them that teens like :(

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Mimi
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2 years ago

That is the largest inheritance of a single person I've EVER heard of.

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ADHORTATOR
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2 years ago

I hope that that is true..

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Jo Choto
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2 years ago

I wasn't diagnosed until I was in my 40s. It's really hard to detect in girls for the simple reason that all the emphasis is placed on boys' symptoms. It's the same with heart attacks. Everybody knows about classic male symptoms. Fewer people know how differently it presents in women.

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Peter Bear
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2 years ago

Finally someone showing basic common sense. Assault-style weapons are not hunting tools, they are not self-defense tools. They are tools of aggressive offense that have one function; kill large numbers of people in a small amount of time. NO ONE who is not actively deployed in the military has ANY reason to own such a weapon. Period. No counterargument possible. That is all.

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Rafaella Bueno
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2 years ago

I just hope this is an actual fact... Because I know that here we have a very fake literacy rate made out of people who can pretty much only write their own names and maybe a few words but are already considered literate for statistic purposes.

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CCL_2018
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2 years ago

They've done a great job of slowing their population growth by giving out free condoms

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Carol Emory
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2 years ago

I got metal re-usable ones for my family! They're only about 5-7 bucks and usually come with a carrying sleeve and a pipe cleaner.

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Luis Milian
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2 years ago

Goats are the true GOAT (get it)

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Conrad Strucker
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2 years ago

Tbh it's kind of unfair that solar power is currently such a niche product, and easy, affordable solar panels for people to buy would really make a difference

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Carol Emory
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2 years ago

And they do it using a mixture of mud and vegetation..so it's environmentally conscious too.

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mentor
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2 years ago

It is like turning metal into gold...

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Katrin Rohwetter
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2 years ago

Good news from a purely ecological point of view. Bad news for the people who make a living in the coal-mining industry. Ironically, it's exactly today that the last coal-mine in my area closes, leaving many unemployed. Maybe someone should finance projects that help these people get new jobs.

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tuzdayschild
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2 years ago

Give peace a chance

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Conrad Strucker
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2 years ago

That's it, scientists! Spit in death's face!

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Rafaella Bueno
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2 years ago

Yes, but this is worded a bit poorly, imo. I mean, are they drinking less, or are other countries actually just worse than them now?

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Kubu
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2 years ago

They'll all end in Poland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine and so forth.

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Conrad Strucker
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2 years ago

FACT: if you throw money and fame at the problem for long enough, it will solve itself

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Full Name
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2 years ago

Thanks to democratization and capitalism. Please world, let's keep on the path of progress!

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Yanna Cubacub
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2 years ago

Now this is generosity

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Aunt Messy
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2 years ago

Plus they make nice socks.

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Carries
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2 years ago

South Africa also legalised it a few months ago :)

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Bill
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2 years ago

What about Lillth Fair that ran for 8 years

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Alexandru Bucur
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2 years ago

Yeah, and, to no-one's surprise, closely followed by Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand and Sweden. I was initially shocked to see Sweden so low on the list, but when I saw the actual figures, I realised these countries are statistically so close together, that they'll just keep rotating for the No.1 spot for the foreseeable future. Or, of course, you can take Fox News' word for it that these are in fact hell-holes where Muslim refugees rape anything in sight and where Sharia law will be introduced any day now...

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SnoopyCereal
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2 years ago

Just walk around Chicago and you'll see what a great system it is! It's been there for years and it's so great to see so many bikers!

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Kaisu Rei
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2 years ago

Not really sure how much weight we should put on Kim Jong-Un's promises....

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TheDivineMs.M
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2 years ago

Not to mention saving lives of animals?

Cathy Scriven-Williams
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2 years ago

Not really, the animals won't be born in the first place.

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Nina Zkoruppa
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2 years ago

To grow this lab meat they have to abort cow fetus to use their stem cells ;) better inform yourself properly before calling this a better procedure for the animals!

IndigoViolent
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2 years ago

In most G20 countries it's legal to terminate *human* pregnancies, and a majority of people in those same countries aren't strict vegetarians. Selling vat meat as unethical because of bovine abortion isn't going to convince that many people, I'm afraid.

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Terrycloth gas
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2 years ago

Bad idea, the usa already has too many Frankenfoods. Chemically altering foods may be part of cancer increases

Alexandra Preston
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2 years ago

I think lab grown meat is likely to have less chemicals - no pesticide bioaccumulation, antibiotics or hormones!

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Pattie Kelly
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2 years ago

Not a big meat eater but that sounds good.

Lisa Chambers
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2 years ago

No thank you. I think we eat enough things that are man made.

IndigoViolent
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2 years ago

Unless you live somewhere in the woods eating only wild plants, almost every crop you eat, wear or otherwise make use of has been domesticated and selectively bred by humans over hundreds or even thousands of years to conform to our desires. And since you're on the Internet, I'm going to guess that you're not living in a hut somewhere.

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Sandi
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2 years ago

Why can't humans reduce their numbers, and thereby reducing the need of killing billions of animals a year?

Tim The Messiah Trudel
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2 years ago

So why don't billions of people die so animals can live?

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Angie Andrade
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2 years ago

id rather be vegan

Tim The Messiah Trudel
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2 years ago

Nothing's stopping you

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ThatJeremyKid
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2 years ago

I hope it's tasty... and not too soylent green...

Rosi Bohm
Community Member
2 years ago

Maybe it will taste different at first, but this is the future. No more waste of water, land and energy. There will be no more long and hard cattle transports and slaughterhouse. I know it is still a long way to that goal, but it is in our reach.

Sylvie Berger
Community Member
2 years ago

My concern is about the nutrition factor. Since I guess if they put it on the market, it should not taste so bad....... I hope so!...

Melusine
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2 years ago

You don't need meat to have a well balanced diet, honest! If done well, a plant based diet is even healthier, more nutritious and you avoid a lot of diseases.

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Ian Carter
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2 years ago

lab grown meat or insects the future of meat is going to be very different and while it may sound strange to us our grandchildren will no no different - as long as climate change hasn't killed them already.

Full Name
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2 years ago

I wonder what vegetarians and vegans will do with meat that's literally cruelty-free.

Nia Loves Art
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2 years ago

It depends on their reasons for being vegetarian or vegan.

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miten sasmita
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2 years ago

and more affordable meat for the less fortunate! yay!

Hannah Ess
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2 years ago

Um, I don't think I'll give up a steak for lab grown meat. There's something very Soylent Green about that.

IndigoViolent
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2 years ago

Soylent Green was supposed to be disturbing because it was cannibalism, not because it was lab-grown. Technically, Soylent Green would be more "natural" than protein from a vat.

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Gabrielle Desrochers
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2 years ago

I’m very surprised that people hear “lab meat” and immediately want to eat it. It’s meat... grown in a lab... disgusting! Nothing about that sounds natural or appetizing to me!

IndigoViolent
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2 years ago

If you're not a vegetarian, you literally eat the corpses of dead animals. Arguing against lab-grown meat on aesthetic grounds is perhaps not the most solid tack to take. (I'm not judging. I eat meat. I just acknowledge that it's not especially consistent to get all prissy about synthetic meat being "gross".)

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Patrick Griffin
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2 years ago

Burger chain A&W already has this in their 1,400+ locations.

Tim The Messiah Trudel
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2 years ago

No they don't

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Shirley Adams
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2 years ago

Lab-grown meat was in restaurants in 2018. Does this mean in every restaurant by 2021?

Michael Poindexter
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2 years ago

And by 2025 we'll be eating Soilent Green.

Janet Sims
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2 years ago

Livestock and livestock production is a huge income for rural families. It is also key to long term environmental care and conservation. I wouldn’t list this as a good thing. http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0103-20032015000600063

Ian Mitchell
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2 years ago

The people acting so excited over it likely haven't even had good TVP...

Alison Smart
Community Member
2 years ago

gross

Dee Duran
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2 years ago

No way I am eating lab, chemical food. I will stay home grown.

Rick Lye
Community Member
2 years ago

And putting millions of farmers, killing plant workers etc. out of work.

Anita Holleufer
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2 years ago

Yes, but full of chemicals most likely.

Tim The Messiah Trudel
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2 years ago

Full of literally nothing but animal protein and fat. The chemicals are in the cows drinking polluted water, eating things grown in polluted soil and animal excrement, standing in their own filth and being injected with cocktails of things to pump them up and keep them alive long enough to turn into meat.

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Hannah Ess
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2 years ago

All those people screaming about GMOs. Um I'll stick with "REAL MEAT" (as opposed to soylent green).

Tim The Messiah Trudel
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2 years ago

Everybody making soylent green comments seem to miss the fact that soylent green is real meat. "Soylent Green is people!"

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sharron lynn parsons
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2 years ago

OH !!!

Id row
Community Member
2 years ago

I hope this is a success, I'm not a vegetarian, but I feel so conflicted about the animals being slaughtered. I wish being a vegetarian was easier, but we are omnivores by nature.

Hannah Banana
Community Member
2 years ago

We are indeed omnivores by nature. Which is great, because with all the variety of food we have in the first world countries it's up to us if we eat meat. If we were carnivorous it would probably be a biological issue. But as high civilization omnivores we're free to decide on a moral base ;)

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flaming_CAT31
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2 years ago

And I as a vegetarian will be able to have "fake" meat that tastes exactly the same as any real meat. And it will save the lives of so many animals! My mom is a vegetarian too and we have talked about this before.

Tim The Messiah Trudel
Community Member
2 years ago

Every one of those animals will still be systematically slaughtered and turned into meat, the difference is that when we're done there will be a select few left for hobby farmers and the species will otherwise be extinct. Releasing them would be an unmitigated environmental disaster on an insane scale.

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Maggie Collins
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2 years ago

Should have been #1. on the list.

Amanda Hunter
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2 years ago

Excellent I'm looking forward to that.

Roberto Durante
Community Member
2 years ago

are you willing to eat GMO meat, better become vegan

IndigoViolent
Community Member
2 years ago

Everything you eat is "GMO". It has been selectively bred by humans to conform to our desires. Modern gene engineering is in many cases geared toward producing crops that resist pests and drought while increasing nutritional value, thereby reducing the need for pesticides, irrigation and deforestation.

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Padraig Kearney
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2 years ago

Great article, thanks very much for help start my day in a positive mood. Its great to see some of the positive things going on in the world and I think if we seen more of this we would want to participate more in these things to help them along.

Malwin Wellham
Community Member
2 years ago

A & W beyond burger

Tim The Messiah Trudel
Community Member
2 years ago

Is plant protein

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Jo Choto
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2 years ago

I wonder what the cattle barons and the food profiteers will think of that.

Melusine
Community Member
2 years ago

Watch Cowspiracy, it's on Netflix

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Nicholas Long
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2 years ago

What is this leftist propaganda?

IndigoViolent
Community Member
2 years ago

Again...if you eat meat, you eat animal corpses. You don't exactly have the aesthetic high ground here.

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csaclint
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2 years ago

this is every hippies nightmare. Its vegan, but is it really organic? They won't know which soapbox to get off of! lol!

Gav Hepws
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2 years ago

Not being negative but does that mean the need for keeping livestock will drop? So it could mean you won't see cows and sheep as much in the future

Nia Loves Art
Community Member
2 years ago

Yes, they will just breed them less. I don’t think a reduction in the cow population is a big concern. They will still be used for dairy, and sheep for wool. Those animals are far from endangered.

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Nala nala
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2 years ago

this is just freaky

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I am not a great meat eater, but I would fear the health implications of lab-grown

Tim The Messiah Trudel
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2 years ago

Yeah, it'll be missing those years of antibiotics, steroids and animal shit to really healthify it

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