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Cultivated meat is better for the environment

I was happy to learn the San Francisco-based company Eat Just is planning to build the world’s biggest cultivated-meat factory in the U.S.

For those who don’t know, cultivated meat is grown from animal cells, without slaughter.

The planned facility will have ten 250,000-liter bioreactors, capable of producing 30 million pounds of protein every year.

Despite such amazing progress in the private sector, more federal funding for cellular-agriculture research is necessary to help make cultivated-meat competitive with the price of its slaughtered counterpart. Cultivated meat is better for the envir...


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