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Can cultivated meat live up to its environmental promise?

This blog post from US think tank The Breakthrough Institute examines uncertainties around the environmental impacts of cultured meat. It points out that estimates of the carbon footprint of cultured meat are highly variable, and that the impacts of switching to cultured meat depend on what it is replacing in the diet (e.g. beef, poultry, plant-based meats or tofu).

Read the full piece here. See also the Foodsource resource How far could changes in production practices reduce GHG emissions? and the FCRN blog post The contested promises of alternative proteins

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09 Jun 2020
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