Imagine having healthy meat protein in your diet, sustainably and without harm to animals. Based on current trends in the development of in vitro, synthetic, or living meat from animal stem cells, this should be a possibility for us within the next decade. Though the technology will take time to perfect and become accepted, it promises to allow a natural human diet without slaughterhouses or factory farms. It also promises food production with much lower resource inputs and environmental harm, including a lower overall carbon footprint. If you would like the benefits of a natural diet but avoid meat for ethical or ecological reasons today, this development promises new options for you in the future. Learn more about emerging “living meat” technology at Cultured Meat and In Vitro Meat.