Would you eat lab-grown meat?
The USDA just approved 2 companies to sell “chicken” that’s cultivated in a lab rather than coming from a live animal.
The companies (GOOD Meat and UPSIDE Foods) begin with stem cells taken from chickens and then grow them with nutrients in a bioreactor. These companies officially call it “cell-cultured” chicken.
You may have heard talking points in the news that this product is nutritionally equivalent to real chicken or that it will leave a smaller carbon footprint. But I think it raises more questions than answers. Like…
❓ Does it actually provide the same nutrients as real meat?
❓ Will it be digested in the same way or cause digestive problems?
❓ Is there any chance it could trigger food reactions or allergies?
Lab-grown chicken will be sold in restaurants first—beginning in San Francisco and Washington, DC.
Will you be first in line?