30 August 2018

Lab-grown meat is the future and environmentally friendly says think tank

THE ADAM SMITH INSTITUTE HAS CALLED FOR THE UK TO START PRODUCING LAB-GROWN MEAT, reports Sky News.  The think tank says that moving away from an intensive meat industry would secure a more sustainable food source for the country, reducing greenhouse emissions by up to 96% and free up 99% of the world’s farmland. While lab grown meat is not yet available for public consumption, there are firms in the US who aim to have products commercially available by the end of this year.  It is produced by cultivating cells within tissue taken from an animal, and growing them in a lab into an edible meat product.  The article acknowledges that “many farming bodies are understandably against this potential threat to their livelihood,” and noted that “some food lovers” are unconvinced.