“Red meat has a greater impact on the climate than any other food; if the world’s cattle formed their own nation, it would have the third-highest emissions on Earth.” (And probably the fourth or fifth most effective government.) Even though the average American consumes three burgers a week, health and climate concerns are putting the meat business under pressure. And a lot of that pressure is coming directly from those who sell the most meat. For example, Burger King just started selling beef-free Impossible Whoppers. Plant-based faux meat is one threat to the industry. “Real” meat grown in a lab is another. In Politico Magazine, Michael Grunwald takes you Inside the Race to Build the Burger of the Future. But tipping cows’ dinner table dominance won’t be easy. Americans love their meat and “eating animals actually helped humans become human. Meat added so much nutrition to the diets of our pre-human ancestors that they no longer had to spend all their time foraging; they started to develop larger brains and smaller stomachs.” (I’m a lifelong vegetarian and my physical proportions support this theory.)