Connections: Debating so-called "clean meat"
What is all this buzz about "clean meat?" The idea is to eat meat that is grown in a lab, from stem cells -- no animal slaughter; no animal confinement; no carbon footprint associated with animal-based agriculture.
Memphis Meats showed off a meatball made from cultured meat, and they have Bill Gates and Richard Branson investing millions. So if this is the future of meat, why are so many people pushing back? Our guests explain:
- Kevin McCann, owner of McCann’s Local Meats
- Marty O’Sullivan, owner of Marty’s Meats
- Ted Barnett, co-leader of the Rochester Area Vegan Society; and founder, executive director, and CEO of Rochester Lifestyle Medicine
- Bruce Friedrich, executive director of The Good Food Institute