Cultivated Meat

To the Editor:

I imagine Senators Pat Leahy and Bernie Sanders would hate if their dogs or cats were treated the way animals on factory farms are. The reality is there isn’t much difference between the furry companions we love and the livestock we slaughter. That’s why our legislators should support increased federal funding for cultivated-meat research.

For those who don’t know, cultivated meat is grown from cells, without killing. Upside Foods recently opened a facility near San Francisco capable of producing 50,000 pounds of this protein every year, with room to expand to 400,000 pounds. The company is waiting for the federal government to approve the sale of its product.

While the private sector has made remarkable advances, more public funding is needed for research. This will help address ongoing challenges, such as reaching price parity with slaughtered meat and developing whole-cut offerings, like steaks or filets. Politicians who care about animals, similar to their pets, should support this effort.

Jon Hochschartner

Granby, Conn.

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Eddy R. Woodchuck III

Reports on cultivated meat I have read are not good. Horrible in fact. High amounts of estrogen are said to be part of the contents to feminize and sterilize men if the covid jabs did not do that first. We are under attack from the elite who said they want to rid the earth of 95% of the population by 2030 per the Georgia Guide stones and other documents. That will relieve them and the government they control of all the pensions, insurance liabilities and retirement incomes owed.

Judith Patoine

Sorry. But I find that whole thing, even the thought process, revolting. There is, and always has been the natural process of life, food, and living. The suggestion that we should bring more non-natural processes, non natural chemicals, into our bodies to produce what the earth has provided s for to live, does not make a great deal of sense to me. I have a small farmstead. I love my animals and care for them the best way possible. But every now and then, you have to intervene. It is heartbreaking every time that needs to happen, but nothing is wasted. It all comes to good in some way, and it is all natural, the way God gave it. For millenniums. Genetically processed foods are not a natural thing. We have too many unnatural things in our bodies already, with the government under the conveniently labeled "pandemic" trying to push even more chemicals or foreign stuff into us. If you want to keep yourself healthy, you must become one with the earth. And let it respond to you, if it wants to.

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