Where Have All the Oats Gone?

(And What Happens to Ag Jobs When Alt-Protein Rises?)

Tractors and cars decimated the oat industry, but farmers still farmed.

What will happen to the agricultural economy if plant-based meats and cultured meats cut down on the number of animals we need to raise for food? This question, posed to me surprisingly regularly in recent weeks, has been on my mind a lot lately.

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Husband of Toni Okamoto. Author of nat’l bestseller Clean Meat. CEO of The Better Meat Co. Host of Business for Good Podcast. 4x TEDx speaker. Paul-Shapiro.com

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Husband of Toni Okamoto. Author of nat’l bestseller Clean Meat. CEO of The Better Meat Co. Host of Business for Good Podcast. 4x TEDx speaker. Paul-Shapiro.com

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