Dutch startup Mosa Meat secured US$8.8 million funding to mass-produce slaughter-free meat by 2021. The startup produced the world’s first hamburger in 2013 made by growing cow cells in a laboratory instead of slaughtering an animal.
Meat is one of the largest social aggregators in society. From health to the environment to culture and religion, the role that meat should play in daily life is highly debated.
Many small farmers have to haul their livestock hours away to have them processed. Allowing the sale of meat from smaller, local slaughterhouses could help sustainable farms compete with huge corporations—but is it safe?
Greenpeace’s new report on the meat and dairy system outlines key environmental and health impacts, and calls governments, businesses, and individuals to action.
Over the last twenty years, an spike in immigration from Somalia has had a surprising outcome for the American food system: an increased market for camel meat. This article explores the intricate connections for food economics that underlie this new market.