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December 05, 2020 - The Guardian

What's the point of lab-grown meat when we can simply eat more vegetables?

What's the point of lab-grown meat when we can simply eat more vegetables?
Vegetables, part of plant-based mealFile Image: (c) Photabulous!

The corporate race for cultured protein rests on a view of human beings as greedy and incapable of change. he stuff of science fiction has landed on our plates.

Meat grown in a lab, instead of inside the body of an animal, has been approved for sale for the first time. The Singapore Food Agency has given regulatory approval to Eat Just’s “chicken bites”, grown from the cells of a chicken that’s still flapping its wings. The US startup took a biopsy of cells from a live chicken, bathed them in a nutrient medium and grew them in a bioreactor, where they grew exponentially until the meat was harvested, encased in batter and turned into nuggets. The ruling means that, for the first time, cultured meat can be sold to the public.

Related: Singapore, first country to approve sale of meat made in a laboratory

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