February 27, 2012 – Source: The Ottawa Citizen
Meat is expensive, swallows huge tracts of land and tons of grain, a large carbon footprint and it is hard on the animals (even before they’re slaughtered). Eating animals involves a certain amount of deliberate denial about the circumstances under which meat is produced and how the animals are treated. At the American Academy for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting, professor Mark Post says his team is getting closer to a workable process for labgrown meat. Invitro meat of course will be “inauthentic”. PETA has lobbied for this work to continue and is funding research even though the U.S. government will not.