Major driving factors for the growth of the global cultured meat market
include global increases in meat consumption, advancements in cell
culture technology and surging investments for the commercial
development of synthetic meat.

Image source: Reuters

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steps below.

据英国广播公司BBC报道,为了满足人类的食肉需求,全球每年要宰杀700亿只动物,饲养这些动物也消耗大量的资源:全球约70%的农业用地被用来饲养动物,60%左右的谷物都被养殖的动物消耗。

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We all have the power to create a better future for our children, and
the countless animals we share the planet with, by making one easy swap.
If you’re ready to start doing this in your own life, check out One
Green Planet’s #EatForThePlanet campaign.

人造肉技术,仍在探索

A signing ceremony is scheduled to take place as Trump meets Chinese
President Xi Jinping.

As Nil Zacharias, the co-founder of One Green Planet says, “Eat in a way
that nourishes you without starving the planet.”

“Cultured meat is going to change the world,” said Daan Luining. Having
worked in the development of the first cultured burger, he’s now CTO of
Meatable, a Dutch cultured meat company. “It’s going to change how we
view meat, how food is produced, what type of food is being produced,
where it’s going to be produced, and what people will demand of it — on
quality, on texture, on taste, on nutrients.

4、Did you find more opportunities to import to China?

Thanks to the Chinese government, the technology-intensive industries
are changing China’s economic structure in the last few years,high
tech products
andintegrated circuitsaccount for the biggest portion
of China’s import value.

In the first ten months of 2017, China’s total import value
was10,114.04 billion RMB, and total export value was12,408.48
billion RMB
. The year-on-year growth rate of import is 21.5% while it
shows only 11.7% of export.

The study notes that some of the world’s most vulnerable areas such as
the Amazon, Congo Basin, and the Himalayas are all being pushed to the
brink due to land conversion for soy plantations. In fact, around 85
percent of global soy crops is fed directly to animals (humans
consumption is less than 6 percent). Worldwide, the total area of soy
covers over one hundred million square kilometers, the combined area of
France, Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands. If global demand for meat
continues to grow, the study says that soy production would need to
increase by nearly 80 percent by 2050 – which would mean a whole lot
more deforestation.

Photo: Digital Trends

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With the world’s population estimated to reach over nine billion people
by 2050, we need to take a serious look at our food choices. Mitigating
the deforestation associated with soy production boils down to limiting
your consumption of animal products. By eating less meat, we can also
help fight climate change, reduce our water footprint, reduce pollution,
and prevent further habitat destruction and species extinction, plus
redirect grain for people to eat.

美国当地时间5月14日,“人造肉”领域领军企业Impossible
Foods发布公告宣布获得3亿美元E轮融资,未来将招募更多员工并扩充其生产线。

According to Reuters, China will commit to buying more U.S. soybeans
during President Donald Trump’s visit to Beijing this week, as a trade
concession. China needs USA soybeans for countless Chinese products,
including Tofu.

“The world is consuming more animal protein than it needs and this is
having a devastating effect on wildlife,” said Duncan Williamson, WWF
food policy manager. “A staggering 60 percent of global biodiversity
loss is down to the food we eat. We know a lot of people are aware that
a meat-based diet has an impact on water and land, as well as causing
greenhouse gas emissions, but few know the biggest issue of all comes
from the crop-based feed the animals eat.”

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2、Soybean Products Creats A Magic

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Chinesesoybean productssuch as soy sauce “Jiang you” and soybean oil
are popular to use in Chinese dishes. Soybean milk and tofu are
considered healthy food.

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Image source: Google

Also, you can see the many kinds of soybean based snacks occupy a huge
area in supermarkets, with popular flavors such as seafood, spicy,
barbecue, and small child moon dragon. They are popular everywhere…

Growing soybeans in China can barely meet the market demand, unlike
countries in the Americas, like Brazil and U.S, which are the world’s
top countries for exporting soybeans.

They have the massive support of their governments, modern mass
industrial farming practices, and vast farmlands. China is only now
modernizing its farming sector with machines that replace human labor.

China is expected to import 96 million tonnes of soybeans in the 2017/18
marketing year, up from 93.5 million tonnes in the previous year,
according to the China National Grain and Oils Information Centre, an
official think-tank.

  1. Moderate: Limit consumption of your favorite meats like beef, lamb,
    pork, etc.

  2. Replace: Try to swap animal-based products in your daily diet with
    vegan alternatives (milk, butter, mayo, cheese, grilled chicken, beef
    crumbles, sausages, cold cuts, etc.)

  3. Embrace: Add plant-based whole foods (local and organic when
    possible) to your diet like greens, fresh fruits, and vegetables, whole
    grains, plant proteins like lentils, nuts/seeds, beans, tofu, etc.

In addition, secondary factors such as the increasing demand for
healthy, high-quality and safe meat products along with demands for
environmentally sustainable and economically sound synthetic meat
production are also driving the global synthetic meat market during the
forecast period.

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Our current global food system is already being pushed to its absolute
limit and as it stands, we are running out of land and water to produce
more monoculture crops that primarily go towards feeding livestock.
Approximately 70 billion farm animals are being raised for food annually
and about 95 percent of animals consumed in the United States are raised
on factory farms. But this doesn’t mean there is no hope in solving this
problem.

动物饲养、清洁和屠宰都要耗掉大量的淡水,工业化养殖耗水量更大。与此同时,农药会流进天然水道,破坏栖息地和野生动物。有学者做过统计,目前全球淡水用量的1/4以上被用于养殖动物。工业化养殖的猪所消耗的淡水比散养的要多50%。人造肉不仅可以减少温室气体排放,还可以减少95%以上的水和土地利用。

1、A Great Soybean Demand in China

China’s domestic soybean production can’t keep up with the demand. The
world has responded to this unending appetite by ramping up production,
to match China’s needs.

Understanding at a macro level how trade relationships shift during
large changes in demand will help you to stay ahead of the global
economy trading game.

图片 6

Image source: gro intelligence

As you can see, in the last decade, demand forsoybeans in China has
exploded
, growing by nearly seven-fold and far surpassing its
production quantity by eight times.

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Image source: gro intelligence

China’s increased soybean consumption did not take place overnight. In
fact, demand is closely tied to the economic growth of the country.
Soybean consumption followed a similar trajectory to that of China’s GDP
per capita for five decades.

The explosive economic growth in the ‘90s was matched by a newfound
appetite for soybeans. The skyrocketing consumption at the end of the
2000’s and into this decade was matched by China’s prosperity.

In a new study by World Wildlife Fund, titled Appetite for Destruction,
researchers found that 60 percent of global biodiversity loss is due to
meat-based diets. The study was presented at the 2017 Extinction and
Livestock Conference in London recently, in partnership with Compassion
in World Farming (CIFW). In the findings, researchers warn that soy used
for animal feed is putting a huge strain on natural resources leading to
loss of land and species.

无独有偶,人造肉Beyond
Meat公司于本月初在纳斯达克上市首日便暴涨163%,创造了近20年来美股IPO最佳表现,引爆美国境内“人造肉”概念股,随后又有多个“人造肉”龙头股涨停。

China will be eating more Tofu sourced from USA products as part of a
key trade concession during Trump’s state visit to China. America is the
primary world supplier of Soybeans.

Agriculture is responsible for a staggering 80 percent of deforestation,
causing humans and animals to lose their homes, and throwing entire
ecosystems — as well as our planet — off balance. Soy production is one
major culprit, destroying four million hectares of forest in South
America every year. In total, about 18 million acres of forest are lost
worldwide every year to soy.

Compiled by Zhao Zhengyu

3、Except for Soybean, What Else China Needs?

Agriculture trade has been a bright spot in U.S.-China relations under
Trump’s administration, unlike other sectors such as steel and aluminum
where the two countries have faced disputes.

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The infographic above are major items that accounts for the majority of
China’s import value in 2016 and 2017.

Iron Ore

Chinas steel industry massively grows China’s GDP, while making it
highly dependent on importing iron ore and exporting steel. It faces
potential problems in overcapacity.

The drive to export steel creates over investments in production to meet
short term demands, that then lead to market glut as demand slackens.

Though the problem has serious day to day issues in trade and
maintaining stable prices, the market demand for iron ore, the raw
material to produce steel, is overall increasing.Australia and
India
are China’s biggest iron ore exporters.

Crude Oil

Though Chinas October crude oil imports dropped to the lowest in more
than a year, compared with the same period of 2016, it still has risen
by 28.668 million RMB.

China has raised its 2018 crude oil import quota for the “non-state
trade,” which generally means oil from independent refiners, by 55
percent over 2017, raising the clout of the independents refiners in the
global market.

Apart from above, food industry also has a rise of import, compared with
the same period of 2016.The Middle East Dates, Coffee, Olive Oil,
Nuts
are favored by many Chinese.

The Chinese public has huge demand for oversea goods, just maybe the tax
is massive now for certain items, likeNatural Gas, Meat, Veggies,
Cars, Computers, Computer Chips, Software, Farming equipment, GMO
seeds…

If everyone in the United States gave up meat, we would be able to
redirect enough grain to feed 1.4 billion people. It’s become clear
we’re feeding our “food” more effectively than we’re feeding people. The
study notes how protein-rich soy is now produced in such high quantities
in the U.K. that the average European consumes approximately 61kg or
about 134.49 pounds each year, indirectly by eating animal products. If
people just consumed that soy directly, it would save a lot of suffering
and damage to the planet.

2013年,荷兰马斯特里赫特大学教授马克?波斯特率先成功用试管培育出牛肉并制成汉堡。波斯特的人造牛肉是由从牛肌肉中提取的干细胞培育而成,培育过程采用了培养人体组织和器官的医疗技术,售价高达32万美元。

Did you find more opportunities to import to China?

Reference: Reuters, gro intelligence

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There’s something big that many people don’t know about our global food
system – in short, it’s at the heart of our environmental crisis. Why’s
this? Well, thanks to our appetite for meat and dairy, our food largely
relies on factory farming. As we know, industrial animal agriculture is
anything but kind to animals, but it’s also a major source of
deforestation, air and water pollution, and species extinction. And
while we certainly need to pay attention to these causes and do our part
to lessen their impact on the environment, the often overlooked threat
to animal habitats and our environment is agriculture, which is draining
our world of its biodiversity. And we have yet another study to prove
it.

The concept of cultured meat was popularized by Jason Matheny in the
early 2000s after co-authoring a seminal paper on cultured meat
production and creating New Harvest, the world’s first non-profit
organization dedicated to supporting in vitro meat research.

Chinese soybean buyers will sign a letter of intent with the U.S.
Soybean Export Council committing to purchasing a certain volume of
soybeans in the future, according to Paul Burke, the body’s North Asia
Regional Director.

In 2008, PETA offered a $1 million prize to the first company that could
bring lab-grown chicken meat to market. The prize money coincided with
dozens of laboratories around the world taking on the challenge of
cultured meat.

人造肉这一概念最早由美国人杰森·马修尼在2000年左右提出,他发表了许多与培养肉有关的研究,并创建了世界上第一个非盈利、致力于研究试管培养肉制品研究的组织:新收获(New
Harvest)。

Impossible Foods
主打用“植物蛋白”做成的牛绞肉产品,以织纹小麦蛋白、椰子油、土豆和大豆血红蛋白制成。其中,织纹小麦蛋白可以赋予产品真实的牛肉口感;而大豆血红蛋白的萃取则是一种存在于所有活细胞中的带氧含铁化合物,可以使肉呈粉红色,并将脂肪酸转化为带有“血腥风味”的分子。

畜禽饲养对环境也造成了很大压力。联合国的报告称,到2030年,畜禽饲养业产生的温室气体将占全球温室气体排放的一半。

创立于2011年的美国公司Impossible
Foods,主要产品为植物原料制成的“肉制品”和“奶制品”。目前,该公司产品在美国、新加坡、中国香港、中国澳门的7000多家餐馆中均有销售。

The shift to cultured meat could not only reduce greenhouse gas
emissions, but also decrease significantly the use of water and land by
over 95%.

人造肉 “出海”

Impossible Foods,Beyond
Meat和波斯特培育的牛肉,Meatable采用了完全不同的材料和技术来生产人造肉。

Coincidentally, Beyond Meat shares soared 163% on the first day of being
listed in NASDAQ, exerting great influence on domestic cultured meat
concept stocks. It was also followed by some leading stocks in the
cultured meat industry daily limit.