Letter, Opinion

Cultured meat is gaining steam

To the Editor,

I was pleased to learn an Israeli startup called SuperMeat is serving cultured-chicken sandwiches at a test kitchen in Tel Aviv.

For those who don’t know, cultured meat is grown from cells, without slaughtering animals. The U.S. Congress should help fund development of this revolutionary protein.

Though cultured meat is rapidly approaching the market, it will initially be more expensive than its slaughtered counterpart. This can be remedied with federal funding for research. Legislators should support cellular agriculture because of the benefits it offers to animal welfare, the environment, and human health.

Jon Hochschartner

Granby, CT

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