This Is The 'Black Swan' That Could Destroy Your Investment In Farmland

It seems pretty hard to argue with investing in farmland.

The story is so simple.

The richer countries get, the more meat they eat.


Photo: Niels Jensen, Absolute Return Partners

And regardless of whether China is due for some slowdown, the long term prognosis is for the country to get A LOT richer, and create a gigantic middle class.


Photo: Niels Jensen, Absolute Return Partners

And so with all that meat demand, the victors will be the farmers growing corn, which is needed to feed the cows and pigs and so on.

What could go wrong?

Here’s what could go wrong: Test Tube Meat AKA In Vitro Meat AKA Meat grown in a petri dish in a lab.

There’s more and more research being done on it, as the world looks for a cruelty-free, environmentally sensitive path towards animal protein production.

One researcher just announced that he’s in the process of creating the world’s first, proof-of-concept, stem cell-borne hamburger.

The science stil doesn’t seem that close to being anything that can be done on scale, but when you look at charts like above that show big extrapolation in the future, leading to can’t-miss investment ideas, these are the kind of curveballs you should pay attention to.

Here’s a video on the aforementioned scientists, and his quest to deliver the first lab-borne burger.

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