China is investing around $300 million into clean tech companies producing environmentally friendly, lab-grown meats. The process, in which stem cells are taken from a live animal and differentiated into meat-tissue without harming the animal, has been gaining ground, with 8 companies around the world working to bring accessible, and far less wasteful, protein to the public. “Clean meat” advocates project that the processes utilizes a tenth of the resources and land that the livestock industry currently uses, and contributes less to global pollution. Recent data by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization states that 14.5 % of all greenhouse gas emissions, which contribute to global warming, come from the livestock industry, and lab-grown meat aims to change that. “There’s no better way to combine [fighting climate change, pollution and food safety issues] than by developing and scaling clean meat,” says Peter Verstrate, CEO of the clean meat company, Mosa Meat.
Additionally, advances in clean meat stem cell differentiating technology and knowledge could be applied to thedifferentiation of human stem cells into tissue and organs to ameliorate current regenerative treatments.
The advantages of bioengineering are becoming widely recognized and should lead to breakthroughs preferred over current methods of obtaining meat. The aforementioned funding should accelerate this trend, as well as broaden technological applications to treat humans by advancing stem cell differentiation protocols. By banking their own valuable stem cells, families can ensure that they will have access to emerging therapies in the near future. To learn more about banking stem cells, please visit StemSave or call 877-783- 6728 (877-StemSave) today.
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