Singapore has approved production, sale and consumption of meat manufactured in lab. The lab-grown meat could be start of revolution in way we eat. Despite the cultured meat coming from bioreactors in laboratory, it is, scientifically, real meat. To be more precise, it is chicken. The "chicken bites" look and taste like real chicken. The chicken is made by U.S. company Eat Just. The "just" in company's name is the adjective "just" (meaning "fair") rather than the adverb that means "only". Josh Tetrick, the Eat Just CEO, said no animals are killed to make meat. This has the potential to transform the meat industry. It could also have adverse impact on poultry and livestock farming.
Mr Tetrick believes Singapore's green light is just start of huge shake-up that will revolutionise meat manufacturing. He said: "I'm sure that our regulatory approval for cultured meat will be first of many in...countries around the globe." He said lab-grown meat could lead to huge reduction in the environmental impact of livestock production and thus change the world for better. We could see disease-free meat, end to the use of drugs in meat, and end to animal cruelty. Tetrick added: "Cultured meat's role in creating safer, more secure global food supply has...given rise to steady increase in application of animal cell culture technology...of food products."