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Would You Eat Lab-Grown Meat?

by | July 10, 2019

As awareness around animal cruelty and climate change grows, companies such as Memphis Meat are racing to develop an interesting solution to help abolish animal cruelty and provide clean lab-grown meat.

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Would You Eat Lab-Grown Meat?

Clean meat, otherwise known as cultured meat, is a product made from cells harvested from an animal. In most cases, the animal is not killed for the cells to be harvested.

For ethical vegans, this can create a conundrum. Is it better for these companies to be pursuing what may be viewed as the lesser of two evils, and certainly a more environmentally friendly solution? Or, does clean lab-grown meat still promote animal cruelty?

It may seem too good to be true for ethical vegans who may have loved the taste of animal products, but that don’t want to cause suffering just for a moment of taste.

According to the Associated Press, the clean-meat industry is growing. AP revealed that in a report by consulting firm A.T. Kearney released in June, that by 2040 cultured meat will make up 35 percent of all consumed worldwide. Plant-based alternatives, such as veggie burgers, will comprise 25 percent.

There are start-up companies working on clean lab-grown pork, fish and beef alternatives at this very moment. A significant hurdle that will have to be overcome before it is available at scale, however, is the cost of manufacturing. Associated Press also reported that before clean meat hits the market, manufacturers will also need to prove it is fit for consumption, and win over consumers.

So would you try clean meat? Let us know in the comments, we would love to hear your thoughts.

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Amanda Goss

Digital Writer | Gold Coast, Australia | [email protected]

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