There is a new term for a laboratory-based product, “clean meat.” The term could come to the consumer market in the foreseeable future.
The technology aims to grow meat from cells, for human consumption, rather than harvesting meat from animals. There are some interesting contradictions. Survey results indicate over half of millennials are opposed to having slaughterhouses, but 90% report eating meat. The cattle industry says you cannot have one without the other. But, can you? A pro-animal agriculture spokesperson shares her concerns about the implications of “clean meat”
Paul Shapiro, formerly of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), recently authored a book entitled, “Clean Meat.” Hannah Thompson-Weeman, of the Animal Agriculture Alliance tells Ron Hays, with the Radio Oklahoma Ag Network, she is concerned about the implications of this term and the concept Shapiro promotes.