Singapore - Sana
A Singapore restaurant has introduced, for the first time, artificial chicken meat produced in the laboratory, in what is considered a historic stop for its manufacturers who hope to reduce the impact of meat consumption on the environment in the world.
Sky News reported that the start-up Eat Just announced that the Food Security Agency in Singapore had authorized it to sell chicken pieces made by the laboratory from animal cells, and that the first commercial sale of this meat was yesterday in a Singapore restaurant.
Eat Just founder Josh Tetrick explained that this step constitutes progress towards a world in which the bulk of the meat that people will eat does not require the elimination of any forest, the displacement of any animal habitat or the use of any point of antibiotics.
The founder of the restaurant, Mark Nicholson, said that introducing this artificial meat constitutes a revolutionary step in combating climate change and in securing food for the world's population without harming the planet, noting that this laboratory meat was provided to adolescents between the ages of fourteen and eighteen and invited them specially because of their activity in Fighting climate change and improving the state of the planet.
The company indicated that global meat consumption is expected to increase by 70 percent by the year 2050, and laboratory meat may help meet the increasing demand, which according to scientists, plays a role in climate change. The intensive breeding of livestock for the purposes of consuming their meat is a source of methane, a gas that exacerbates the effect of greenhouse gases, which causes In some countries like Brazil deforestation.
Dozens of startups are working on synthetic meat projects around the world, but production is still under trial.