The fake meat industry is being touted as an environmentally friendly and sustainable way to feed the world. However, it’s an underhanded attempt to recreate the kind of global control that Monsanto and others achieved through patented GMO seed development.
Lab-created meats may turn out to be one of the most health-harming ultra-processed foods ever created. While the true impact on public health won’t be seen for years or decades, the preliminary evidence warrants concern.
Cultured or cell-based meat is made from animal cells grown in a solution of fetal bovine serum or other growth mediums. Normal cells cannot replicate enough times to create a slab of meat, though, which is why many companies use immortalized cells, i.e., precancerous and/or cancerous animal cells.
While researchers claim there’s no risk to eating these cells, as they’re not human cells, there are no long-term studies to con rm this assumption.
The fact that our regulatory agencies are captured by industry and no longer seem to be taking public health into consideration only adds to the uncertainty, yet getting government approval is the industry’s primary strategy to win public trust.