Space Cowpokes

October 9, 2019

An international team recently produced the first “cultivated meat” in space, in a proof-of-concept experiment aboard the International Space Station that its backers say might enable production of food on long space missions—and even catalyze an environmentally friendlier animal farming industry on Earth. The project highlights again the need, as two Arizona specialists in sustainable engineering have argued in Issues, to “start thinking about how factory-grown meat might transform our food system, the environment, and even our culture.”

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