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Is lab meat an existential threat to the animal feed industry?

'Executives at feed companies need to take this risk seriously. Even if they do not believe this future will actually come to pass, they need to admit it is feasible. Moreover, much like sensible business people take out insurance for risks, the feed industry needs to hedge against this possibility.' © istock/anyaivanova

Will an acceleration in the meat reduction trend and the hunt for substitutes spell eventual doom for the feed sector and the livestock industry it serves? Yes, says Paul Cuatrecasas, CEO of Aquaa Partners. He claims there is increasing evidence that the future could be, largely, meat-free. For this investment banker, it is really just a question of when, and, he says, one way feed companies can hedge their risk is by investing in lab meat.

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