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May 2021. Ahimsa Meat

     In Return of the Yggdrasil,  the scientist Niels suggest "ahimsa meat" be used as a term for meat grown from cell culture and variously known as synthetic meat, & clean meat among others.

     Since the novel was published such "science fiction" has been in the news as seen below.

Singapore approves lab-grown 'chicken' meat - BBC News

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-55155741

 

2/12/2020 · Singapore has given regulatory approval for the world’s first “clean meat” that does not come from slaughtered animals. The decision paves the way for San Francisco-based startup Eat Just to sell...

Bill Gates Wants Rich Countries To Move To 100% Synthetic ...

https://www.forbes.com/sites/stephenmcbride1/2021/03/22/bill-gates...

Stop eating beef. At least, that’s what Bill Gates says. In a recent interview with MIT Technology Review Gates said, “ all rich countries should move to 100% synthetic beef ” in an effort to cut...

June 2021. More books about tree communication

In recent times two new books on the topic of plant sentience and communication have been published. These are: The Heartbeat of Trees, by Peter Wohlleben (who wrote the The Hidden Life of Trees), and Finding the Mother Tree, by Suzanne Simard. Her work led to the term 'wood wide web' being coined.

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