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that he is an environmentalist and animal activist first, and added: “Obviously,
to you and to anyone, I’m Khaled.”
Khaled delved into the possibilities for humane and sustainable food systems,
arriving on the topic of lab-grown meat as a viable alternative to mass
slaughter, for those who are reluctant to give up meat entirely.
He added: “The light is bright for animals going forward.”
Khaled maintained also that, even if ethics were entirely
set aside, he believes that ‘clean’ meat and plant-based proteins are the best
way to go from a strictly ‘financial perspective’.
He said that this is the reason why companies like Tyson
Foods, and Pinnacle Foods have invested in plant-based protein and lab-grown
Khaled anticipates that the greatest hurdles to overcome in
the meat alternative industry, however, will be marketing and ‘changing people’s
He said he believes the key to overcoming this will be emphasizing
the advantages of lab-grown meat from a health perspective, including the absence
of antibiotics and outside contaminants.