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By Jon Hochschartner
Granby, Conn. 

Seeks slaughter free meat


November 24, 2021

Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell can help create a slaughter-free America, with all the good that entails, by increasing federal funding for cultivated-meat research. For readers who are unfamiliar with the term, cultivated meat is grown from cells, without killing. This new protein will reduce animal suffering, pandemic risk, and greenhouse-gas emissions.

In a sign of progress, the world’s biggest meat company, JBS, recently purchased a cellular-agriculture firm, BioTech Foods. The deal includes $41 million to build a factory capable of producing 1,000 tons of cultivated meat eve...

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