Getting Cultivated Meat to Market

July 20, 2022

Cultivated meat grown directly from animal cells offers health and environmental benefits, a range of observers tell CNN, but getting it to market faces challenges. Writing in Issues, Alex Smith and Saloni Shah agree on all counts—and they look to the US government to help advance the technology and guide its impact. “Public investment can stimulate the growth of the alternative meat industry and its competitiveness with conventional meat producers,” they argue. “At the same time, federal policy can help assure a faster, less politically divisive, and more socially equitable transition from conventional meat production to the new high-tech alternatives.”

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