The fifth-largest meat-consuming nation?

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Surprised by how much meat American pets eat?

Did you know that if American pets formed their own sovereign nation, they’d be the fifth-largest meat-consuming country on the planet? Bloomberg reports this week on one company’s desire to change that.

For both people and pets, there’s of course a whole cadre of start-ups seeking to create real meat grown from animal cells rather than slaughter. One of them, Finless Foods, is basically shooting fish in, well, more like they’re growing fish cells in a barrel, as reported by Food Safety News this week.

Finally, why’s so much money pouring into these clean meat companies? I discuss the issue in a new BBC segment that aired this week.

Have a nice weekend,
Paul

P.S. Video of the week: When you accomplish more than others might’ve thought possible…

Paul Shapiro
Author, Clean Meat: How Growing Meat without Animals Will Revolutionize Dinner and the World
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