Letter: Support increased funding for cultivated-meat research


To the editor,

Any politician who claims to be concerned with animal welfare should support increased federal funding for cultivated-meat research. For those who aren’t familiar with the concept, cultivated meat is grown from livestock cells, without slaughter. Nothing else has the potential to reduce more animal suffering and premature death.

The private sector has made significant progress in developing the technology, but government money for cellular-agriculture development will help cultivated meat reach price parity with slaughtered options. This is crucial for widespread adoption amongst the public. Compassionate politicians should back the effort.

Jon Hochschartner

Granby, CT