Would you eat lab-grown meat?
A recent report titled ‘Don’t have a cow man’ has argued for the expansion of the UK’s lab-grown meat industry, describing it as cleaner, healthier, cheaper and more beneficial to the planet’s environment than traditional meat production.
How does it differ from eating 'normal' meat?
Lab-grown meat, has made leaps and bounds in the fight to satisfy the global demand for meat more sustainably. It is produced taking isolated stem or muscle cells from an animal, putting it in a nutrient-rich medium and literally growing it in a petri-dish.
Lab-grown meat could cut agricultural greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 96%.
In addition to the CO2e emissions and water consumption, the area of land required to feed just one of us with beef could potentially feed as many as 19 people with rice (pretty mad cow eh?!). But lab-grown meat would only require 1% of the land to produce the same amount of meat!