Recently, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first cultivated-meat product in the United States. For those who don’t know cultivated meat is grown from livestock cells, without slaughter. It’s better for animal welfare, public health, and the environment.
Cultivated meat will allow us to relegate battery cages, gestation crates, and livestock trucks to a less compassionate past. Since animals are removed from the process, our pandemic risk will be greatly reduced. Meanwhile, greenhouse-gas emissions are a fraction of those needed to raise livestock.
Despite the FDA’s approval, more public funding for cultivated-meat research is necessary for this revolutionary protein to compete with the price of slaughtered meat, once it’s introduced to the American market. I believe Christians should pressure their legislators to support such funding.
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