The study questions the low-carbon promise of cultured meats

A new preliminary study by researchers in the United States has concluded that the environmental impact of cultured meat is likely orders of magnitude worse than traditional beef, based on current and near-term production methods. But experts are divided on whether the study, which has yet to be peer-reviewed, makes sound assumptions. Cultured meat, produced from animal cells grown in a laboratory rather than raising, herding and slaughtering livestock, has been proposed as a significantly greener alternative to conventional meat. For example, an analysis by scientists at the University of…

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