The Reading / Listening - Lab-grown Meat - Level 5

Singapore has approved the consumption of meat manufactured in a lab. Lab-grown meat could revolutionise the way we eat. The cultured meat is grown in a laboratory in bioreactors, but it is, scientifically, real meat - real chicken to be precise. It looks and tastes like real chicken. The meat is from the U.S. company Eat Just. The "just" in the company's name is the adjective "just," meaning "fair". The CEO says no animals are killed to make the meat. This could potentially transform the meat industry. It could also badly affect poultry and livestock farming.



Singapore's green light is just the start of a revolution in meat manufacturing. The CEO said many companies worldwide will get approval for lab-grown meat. This meat could greatly reduce the environmental impact of livestock farming. It could change the world for the better. We could see disease-free meat, an end to the use of drugs in meat, and an end to animal cruelty. The CEO added: "Cultured meat's role in creating a safer, more secure global food supply has...given rise to a steady increase in the application of animal cell culture technology...of food products."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Lab-grown Meat - Level 4 or  Lab-grown Meat - Level 6

Sources
  • https://www.mashed.com/282205/this-is-why-plant-based-meat-is-so-expensive/
  • https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2020/12/eat-just-inc-gets-approval-in-singapore-for-lab-grown-chicken/
  • https://metro.co.uk/2020/12/03/lab-grown-chicken-nuggets-given-the-green-light-in-singapore-13694617/


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. approved the consumption
  2. meat could revolutionise
  3. cultured meat is grown
  4. The "just" in the
  5. no animals are killed to
  6. potentially transform the meat
  7. It could also badly
  8. livestock
  1. the way we eat
  2. affect poultry
  3. make the meat
  4. farming
  5. of meat
  6. in a laboratory
  7. industry
  8. company's name

Paragraph 2

  1. Singapore's green light is
  2. a revolution in meat
  3. get approval for lab-
  4. an end to the use of drugs
  5. an end
  6. a safer, more secure global
  7. given rise to a steady
  8. food
  1. food supply
  2. grown meat
  3. products
  4. manufacturing
  5. increase
  6. in meat
  7. to animal cruelty
  8. just the start

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Singapore (1) ___________________ consumption of meat manufactured in a lab. Lab-grown meat could revolutionise the way we eat. The cultured (2) ___________________ in a laboratory in bioreactors, but it is, scientifically, real meat - real chicken (3) ___________________. It looks and tastes like real chicken. The meat is from the U.S. company Eat Just. The "just" in the company's name (4) ___________________ "just," meaning "fair". The CEO says no (5) ___________________ to make the meat. This could potentially transform the meat industry. It could also badly affect (6) ___________________ farming.

Singapore's green light is just the start (7) ___________________ in meat manufacturing. The CEO said many companies worldwide will (8) ___________________ lab-grown meat. This meat could greatly reduce the (9) ___________________ livestock farming. It could change the world for the better. We could see disease-free meat, an end to the use of (10) ___________________, and an end to animal cruelty. The CEO added: "Cultured meat's role in creating a safer, (11) ___________________ food supply has...given rise to a steady increase in (12) ___________________ animal cell culture technology...of food products."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Singaporehasapprovedtheconsumptionofmeatmanufacturedinalab
.Lab-grownmeatcouldrevolutionisethewayweeat.Theculturedmea
tisgrowninalaboratoryinbioreactors,butitis,scientifically,realmeat-
realchickentobeprecise.Itlooksandtasteslikerealchicken.Themeatis
fromtheU.S.companyEatJust.The"just"inthecompany'snameisthea
djective"just,"meaning"fair".TheCEOsaysnoanimalsarekilledtomak
ethemeat.Thiscouldpotentiallytransformthemeatindustry.Itcouldal
sobadlyaffectpoultryandlivestockfarming.Singapore'sgreenlightisju
stthestartofarevolutioninmeatmanufacturing.TheCEOsaidmanyco
mpaniesworldwidewillgetapprovalforlab-grownmeat.Thismeatco
uldgreatlyreducetheenvironmentalimpactoflivestockfarming.Itcoul
dchangetheworldforthebetter.Wecouldseedisease-freemeat,anen
dtotheuseofdrugsinmeat,andanendtoanimalcruelty.TheCEOadded:
"Culturedmeat'sroleincreatingasafer,moresecureglobalfoodsupplyh
as...givenrisetoasteadyincreaseintheapplicationofanimalcellculture
technology...offoodproducts."

Student survey

Write five GOOD questions about this topic in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper. When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

(Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

Discussion — Write your own questions

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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Free writing

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