Cell-Cultured Meat Poses Questions About Cancer

In “Lab-grown meat has a P.R. problem,” published in collaboration with Bloomberg Businessweek, Joe Fassler explains that although leading scientists agree that cultured meat products won’t give you cancer, the industry doesn’t have the decades of data to prove it, so it’s trying to avoid the question instead.

These cultured meat companies are desperate to avoid their products being fixed in the public’s mind as a bunch of lab experiments, but they also realize that an extended fight about the scientific technicalities of cellular profiles risks forging exactly that association.

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