I was excited to read the German government is investing €38 million in 2024 toward the alternative-protein transition. This will include funds for cultivated-meat research. For those who don’t know, cultivated meat is grown from livestock cells, without slaughter. It has the potential to reduce our greenhouse-gas emissions, pandemic risk, and the suffering we inflict on animals.
So as not to fall behind, the United States government should massively increase federal funding for cellular-agriculture development. America can lead the world in creating a more sustainable, healthy, and compassionate food system. Readers should encourage their legislators to support this effort. It’s the right thing to do morally and for the sake of our country’s position on the global stage.