Today, putting meat on the table causes enormous suffering to animals and environmental damage, yet one day you will be able to eat meat with ethical impunity.
In vitro technology will spell the end of lorries full of cows and chickens, abattoirs and factory farming. It will reduce carbon emissions, conserve water and make the food supply safer. Of course, fantastic, tasty mock meats exist already in the form of meat-free chicken patties mock lobster and various veggie burgers – from nuts and soya to beans and grain – which offer the taste of meat without a scintilla of the cholesterol or cruelty. You can visit PETA.org.uk for a free vegetarian/vegan starter kit full of delicious recipes. But lab-grown meat will provide people who were addicted from childhood to the saturated fat in flesh.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals