Could mass produced lab-grown meat be bad for the environment? See what the research says.
Lab-grown meats could be worse for the environment than real beef.
Recent research has indicated that the mass-production of lab-grown meat using current technologies could be considerably worse for the environment than real beef. At present, animal cell-based meat (ACBM) is only produced at a very small scale and at an economic loss, although the as yet un-peer-reviewed study suggests that scaling up the process could release up to 25 times more emissions than the global beef industry.