Cultured meat could be on the EU market ‘as early as 2022’

After UK environmentalist George Monbiot’s controversial “Apocalypse Cow” documentary recently suggested that we may soon see the end of all farming, EURACTIV took a look at cultured meat to see what it is and where we’re at.

The over-consumption of meat from intensive, industrial livestock farming is increasingly being recognised as a serious problem.

According to the FAO, the livestock sector is responsible for 14.5% of total greenhouse gas emissions. Furthermore, one-third of the world’s cultivated land is used to produce the billion tonnes of fodder required to feed these animals, mainly soy and maize monocultures, and 23% of our globally-available freshwater is used for livestock farming. 

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