How you do it eat chicken Your circumstances might not change but your attitude towards them could. chicken It may not be easy to recognize the product.

For the first Time, this week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ruled that a lab-grown meat—Upside Foods’ cultivated chicken—is safe to eatCall it “cultured chicken cell material.” It rather unappealingly described the company’s harvesting of “multicellular tissue for use as human food” Cultured chicken As cells “characteristics of muscle and connective tissue.”

The meatThis variety is not from a dead animal and can be grown in a laboratory using animal cells. There’s still a long way to go before you can buy it from your local grocer, but the green light on Wednesday was an important regulatory step, and the technology’s implications are intriguing. 

This process has many advantages from an environmental perspective. For example, less land is needed than with traditional methods, which could reduce deforestation and biodiversity loss—consider all the jungle habitat cleared for cattle grazing. And compared to slaughterhousesThis means that less water is needed and less pollution is possible. Leonard DiCaprio is a leading environmentalist. to Being a Hollywood celebrity can be very rewarding. has invested in There are many cultivables. meat Startups, including Aleph Farms and Mosa Meat. 

The idea of meat being raised in large tanks is not appealing. The process could produce safer meats that sprawling slaughterhouses. to Salmonella, E.coli and other pathogens can cause contamination. 

Lab-grown meat The growing threat of antibiotic resistant could be addressed. In humans, the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms is increasing the risk of developing antibiotic-resistant infections. to “longer hospital stays, higher medical costs and increased mortality,” according to The World Health Organization.

Lab-grown plants are available for now meat isn’t cost-competitive with the traditional variety.  Plant-based products are not as cost-competitive. meat There are many alternatives firstToday, however you can buy A six-pack Impossible “burger” Target has patties starting at $13.49

Some people might have ethical issues with the use of fetal bovine serum—obtained by collecting blood from the unborn calves of pregnant cows after slaughter—to Lab-grown plants are available meat. However, there are many companies that do this. trying to pivot away from that to animal-free alternatives.

The regulatory process is complex in many ways to go. Upside Foods still needs to The Food Safety and Inspection Service (part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture) will approve the application.

But “this milestone marks a major step towards a new era in meat production,” said CEO Uma Valeti in a statement. “I’m thrilled that U.S. consumers will soon have the chance to eat delicious meat that’s grown directly from animal cells.”

If you can’t wait for products to Head to America’s shelves to Singapore already approves lab-grown produce meat For sale. Good Meat was another cultivated-meat last year in the city-state.meat startup said that the replacement for the JW Marriott resort’s Cantonese restaurant was a Cantonese-style restaurant. meat Traditional steamed chicken Dumplings made with the cultivated variety 

“Meat without killing animals will replace conventional meat at some point in our lifetimes. The faster we make that happen, the healthier our planet will be,” Josh Tetrick, CEO at GOOD Meat parent Eat Just, stated the following:

Other notable chefs and eateries have since agreed to Cook with lab-grown meat, and GOOD Meat in June broke ground on The largest cultivable meat Facility in Asia 

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