More Dollars Needed For Cultivated-Meat Research

With avian flu spreading to humans, our political leaders should support increased public funding for cultivated-meat research.

For those who aren’t familiar with the term, cultivated meat is grown from animal cells, without slaughter. By removing livestock from the process, we can lower the risk of zoonotic pandemics.

Though the private sector has made admirable progress in developing the field of cellular agriculture, further government investment is needed to overcome technological hurdles.

The most significant of these is cultivated meat is currently too expensive to mass produce. Our leaders can help fix this with money for research.

Jon Hochschartner
Granby, CT 06035