The proponents of cultivated animal meat claim that it can feed the world in a sustainable and ethical manner, thereby positively impacting the planet, the well-being of humans, and the welfare animals. However, there are many questions surrounding the large-scale production of this product and its potential effects on the society and environment.
A new, multidisciplinary study has been launched to shed light on the answers. Experts from the fields of law, sociology, biochemical engineering and more are brought together in this conference to track the impact of cultivated meat on society.
The British Academy, Royal Academy of Engineering and Royal Society, with the support of the Leverhulme Trust, funded the research that was selected for the APEX Award.
Multiple tasks in a study
The new research project will identify and mitigate the potential risks that may be associated with the increased availability of meat made from cells.
The researchers will also assess technical aspects such as energy and cost requirements, waste disposal, (an unanswered issue), and the impact on the environment. The researchers will also examine the potential threat to farm jobs, and how law can protect citizens when cultured meat exports…