Opinion: Congress should back lab-grown meat

A meaty issue.

There are few things Sens. Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski could support that would do more to reduce suffering in this world than federal funding for cultured-meat research. For those who don’t know, cultured meat is grown from cells, without slaughter. This revolutionary technology will help usher in a more compassionate future.

We kill over a trillion aquatic and land animals every year for food. The amount of suffering this represents is impossible to comprehend. While the field of cellular agriculture has made significant strides, more open-access research is needed to reach price parity and develop whole-cut meats. I hope Congress will back this important effort.

Jon Hochschartner

Granby, Connecticut