Researchers in Finland are experimenting with lab-produced coffee, using methods similar to creating lab-grown meats. On the one hand, this is good news as climate change has reduced the productivity of coffee plantations, making it necessary for farmers to clear more rain forest to meet consumer demands. Deforestation releases stored carbon, reduces carbon absorption, and in turn, drives global warming. On the other, it could negatively impact the income of coffee producers and their workers. I drink a lot of coffee. Either way, I’m gonna feel bad.
Are there any foods or beverages you feel guilty for enjoying, Deadsplinters? Bacon, almonds, foie gras?