The ABC Science Show on 16 July 2011 discussed the future of meat in Australia and the world. The presenter Robyn Williams asked the questions, ‘Can we afford all the land, energy, water and carbon release cattle and sheep require? Is farming meat now just too hard? Should roos be used as substitutes? Could we manufacture meat in vats in factories instead, using bacteria?’
He interviewed George Wilson who presented a paper on “Kangaroos, low emission meat and the Carbon Farming Initiative. The program Where’s the beef? Or is this the end of meat? can be downloaded from the ABC RN Science Show website.