But I’m sure that some people will welcome the new approach to producing meat. The industrial route of raising cattle on ranches and then in feedlots doesn’t appeal to many people concerned with animal welfare issues or environmental impact.
And at least once I’d like to taste a burger produced in a lab rather than in a feedlot. The novelty of it has considerable appeal.
Dr. E. Kirsten Peters is the author of “Planet Rock Doc.” This column is a service of the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences at Washington State University. Peters can be reached at rockdoc.wsu.edu and on Twitter @RockDocWSU.