Scientists devise greenest possible diet, including insect burgers and half a shot’s worth of booze

Researchers at the University of Helsinki in Finland have concluded that switching from a diet rich in meat and dairy products to one with plenty of “novel” foods like algae, insects, cultured meat and mycoproteins can cut the environmental impact of eating by more than 80 per cent. Source: Scientists devise greenest possible diet, including … Read more

China targets innovation in sustainable protein

For the first time, China’s most recent Five-Year Plan for Agriculture, published in January, includes references to cultivated meat and other synthetic proteins. Specifically, the plan refers to “cell-based meat, synthetic egg cream, functional recombinant protein cultivation” under the heading of “cutting edge and cross integrated technology” in the technology innovation section. Source: China targets … Read more

Is “cultured meat” a viable alternative to slaughtering animals and a good comprise between animal welfare and human expectations?

The aim of this review is, therefore, to take stock of the current knowledge on the benefits of this “cultured meat,” for which the term “meat” does not seem to be relevant. This review will be divided into two parts: the first will describe the “cultured meat” process and its potential benefits and weaknesses for … Read more

Will We Soon Be Eating Chicken Grown From Animal Cells?

David Kaplan oversees the new National Institute for Cellular Agriculture at Tufts University, which in October received a $10 million grant from the Department of Agriculture to study cellular meat, from production to consumer acceptance. He prefers the term cultured meat. “Really, there is nothing artificial about this,” he said. Source: Will We Soon Be … Read more