The U.S. Agriculture Department has approved three California-based companies to begin selling lab-grown chicken for human consumption. The approval follows years of research and development, and marks a significant step forward for alternative protein companies. The lab-grown chicken will be produced using animal cells in a controlled environment without the need for live animals. This alternative protein option helps address concerns over animal welfare and environmental sustainability. Although the cost of production is currently high, it is expected to decrease as technology advances. This new development is poised to disrupt the traditional meat industry and could revolutionize the way we produce and consume food in the future.
Today: December 9, 2023