Recipe for Advancing Cultivated Meat

November 15, 2022

A cardiologist and entrepreneur hoping to market chicken fillets produced in factories rather than from slaughtered animals tells National Public Radio of the benefits “cultivated” meats offer. In Issues, Alex Smith and Saloni Shah likewise predict that a “transition away from animal meat would bring huge benefits for the environment, for public health, for the ethical treatment of animals—and potentially for workers and the economy.” To best reach these outcomes, the authors write, the US government should help advance the emerging high-tech alternatives and adopt policies to ensure that the resulting shift from conventional meat production is socially equitable.

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