#22 - The battle to get lab-grown meat on the menu | Curio

#22 - The battle to get lab-grown meat on the menu

23 mins | Aug 4, 2021

Today's episode from 5th August 2021. On today's show: Science startups are cooking them up, but why aren't lab-grown meats on the menu? Is it a lack of government support or simply a closely guarded recipe? Later on, we find out whether social media is actually making us better people. Cellular agriculture uses animal cells or microbes to grow animal products, such as meat or milk. Since its invention, it has been considered a sustainable alternative to livestock farming. But, as Jack McGovan explores, the process is being held back by patents, a reluctance to share research and a lack of government support. One painful interaction at a time, we’re mastering the gateway virtue of the networked world: tact. Here, Laurence Scott considers whether the controversial social platforms could be giving us a more sophisticated approach to ethics. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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