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Why raise livestock only in newer planetary settlements?

Densely settled, ecologically stable planets are expensive to own land on. This explanation has direct parallels to present-day Earth. For instance, at its peak in the 1870s, the King Ranch in South ...
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Why raise livestock only in newer planetary settlements?

One interesting take which came to mind but hasn't been mentioned in this thread yet is the speed of adoption of new technology. Consider that the cattle specimen is a highly advanced food synthesizer ...
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Why raise livestock only in newer planetary settlements?

The easy answer here is that a new colony world doesn't have the infrastructure to support a food lab like that, and may not for decades or even centuries (depending on how readily available local ...
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Why raise livestock only in newer planetary settlements?

Lab meat grows in one G The tissue growth part of the artificial meat technology has hundreds of parameters which were fine-tuned over decades of expensive experimentation. All of this happened on ...
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Why raise livestock only in newer planetary settlements?

Livestock are multi-use. Synthetic meat is a single-end-use product. It's a drop-in replacement for meat, but beyond use as a doorstop or paperweight (uses for which it is decidedly inferior), that's ...
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Why raise livestock only in newer planetary settlements?

Aesthetics! You are one of the few rich enough to pay your way into a new world, so do you really want to live your life surrounded by machines and wires? No, what you want is to pretend you are some ...
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Why raise livestock only in newer planetary settlements?

To finish terraforming. Your terraforming methods are crude and meant for planetwide terraformation, but at a local level it could still need work. Some of the biosphere creation plants need to be ...
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Why raise livestock only in newer planetary settlements?

Global warming Livestock produces a lot of greenhouse gases. It is a planetary threat on developed, densely-populated planets. However, on newly colonized planet it could not only be acceptable (as ...
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Why raise livestock only in newer planetary settlements?

That's what the wealthy want Core worlds have been overpopulated for a long time. That means land for livestock is hard to come by, and that necessarily means that the only people capable of keeping ...
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Why raise livestock only in newer planetary settlements?

Higher technology not available yet Newly terraformed planets don't have the factories built yet to create artificial food, nor do they have the population to require it. The factories only become ...
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Why raise livestock only in newer planetary settlements?

It is cheaper No need to over-complicate the answer - you said that Earth was densely populated, which means space is at a premium. In NZ, average farm size is 271 Hectares or 271 Football stadiums - ...
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Why raise livestock only in newer planetary settlements?

Land is expensive. Or it isn't. I think that a good way to explain it is that the costs for each are different in a new world vs a developed one. Assuming that artificial meat is expensive, it could ...
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Why raise livestock only in newer planetary settlements?

Sustainability. Leaving the planet's natural biome alone. Mental health. The size of the network of interconnected domes is staggering. They encapsulate the better part of a tenth of the land surface ...
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How would a considerably advanced civilization do agriculture?

sustainable mixed farming using robots. we have either embraced sustainable farming by that point or massive wars caused by food shortages have reduced the human population drastically. What is ...
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How would a considerably advanced civilization do agriculture?

It seems to me that the technology set you've described would essentially allow for growing single-cell (e.g. bacteria) cultures in whatever format or structure desired, with whatever protein, fat, ...
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How would a considerably advanced civilization do agriculture?

The idea that they would need to use (what we see as) "hi-tech" solutions is naive: In fact all food would be created in a pastoral, picaresque manner. Indeed, this is happening as we speak ....
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How would a considerably advanced civilization do agriculture?

Likely with hydroponics. With effective unlimited resources, gigantic farms become possible, and with future tech, can likely be automated on a very large scale. Possibly with the only human ...
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How would a considerably advanced civilization do agriculture?

Synthetic factories They do not eat meat, and they can do great things with genetics, so why grow synthetic meat and not synthetic mushroom with any desired taste and texture? The difference would be ...
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How would a considerably advanced civilization do agriculture?

To get an idea of how such advanced agriculture would look like, imagine a sea in which all living things are whales feeding on smaller whales. The land inside an arcology, the growing labs, the ...
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How would a considerably advanced civilization do agriculture?

Fungi food patties Fungi are very space and energy efficient to grow. We can already make edible meat patties of them, and a hyper advanced society could make them with lots of flavours and textures. ...
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