Diets

Lab Grown “Meat:” A Disaster in the Making

Fake meats aren’t about your health or a healthy environment – they’re a tool to phase out farmers and ranchers and replace them with an ultra-processed food product that can be controlled by patents.

Lab-grown, or cultured, meat is being promoted as the wave of the future – the “green, sustainable” way to have your meat and eat it too. No animal suffering, no greenhouse gas emissions – just meat-like protein that will taste exactly like the burgers and steaks you’re used to. Sound too good to be true?

Underneath the greenwashed façade, lab-grown meat has been hyped beyond reality and its promises are slated to fall flat. Fake meats are not about your health or the environment’s – they’re a tool to phase out farmers and ranchers and replace them with an ultraprocessed food product that can be controlled by patents.

Not only is ultraprocessed lab-grown meat not a healthy choice for humans, but its production is plagued with environmental and contamination concerns that are likely to thwart the industry before it ever gets off the ground. Read more…

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