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Improving the costs and yields of lab-grown meat

Investment in lab-grown meet continues, with the search for the type of product that will taste more realistic to ‘real meat’ and which can also be produced to scale. Researchers have put forward a new process that could deliver a consistent product.

Will the public ever accept lab-grown meat?

How can companies investing in lab-grown meat prepare the ground for public acceptability of the products? One answer is to sell ‘labriculture’. This means less emphasis on lab, and more emphasis on the cultural acceptance.

Essential science: What is the future of lab-grown meat?

A meatless food industry featuring lab-grown meat, plus variants of seafood substitutes, and insect protein could represent the future of food. Considerable investment is going into each of these food technologies. We take a look at these issues.

Essential Science: Renewed health risks around red meat

The specific substances that cause a build-up of plaque and which lead to arterial blockages have been identified by researchers. These substances cause an immune response which is linked to heart disease, and they derive from read meat.

World must slash meat consumption to save climate: study

Paris - The world must drastically reduce its meat consumption in order to avoid devastating climate change, scientists said Wednesday in the most thorough study so far on how what we eat affects the environment.

Trump's trade beef with China may backfire on meat

Shanghai - A key objective of President Donald Trump's trade war is to pressure Beijing to "buy American", but when it comes to millions of dollars of US meat imports, China may simply take its business elsewhere.

Will microbial protein replace meat on the table? Special

Oxford - In order to address global warming and the inefficiencies of animal production, a diet of a microbial derived protein could be on the menu, according to Professor Willy Verstraete from the University of Ghent.

Brazilian government orders meat recall

Bras - Brazil's consumer protection agency Senacom ordered recalls Friday of meat from three meatpacking companies involved in a tainted produce scandal that has hit the Latin American giant hard.

Brazilian meat inspectors skewer health violators

Rio De Janeiro - The team of health inspectors strode into the Rio supermarket Friday and before long had two trolleys filled to the brim -- except they weren't shopping."That will all be destroyed," a member of the team said.

'Worst is over' for Brazil's meat scandal: minister

Bras - Worldwide markets have been slamming their doors on Brazilian meat since revelations that rotten product was being sold with faked certificates, but the agriculture minister said Thursday "the worst of the process is over.

Brazil tries to rescue meat industry from scandal

Bras - Brazil's government fought Wednesday to save the country's meat industry from getting burned in a corruption scandal that has prompted several countries to pull Brazilian beef and chicken from the menu.

Trade fallout from Brazil's meat scandal: what we know

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil sells more than $10 billion of chicken and beef a year but a scandal over rotten produce and faked inspections has prompted import bans, threatening the world's biggest meat producer.

Brazilian meat health inspector: 'I'm a carnivore'

Rio De Janeiro - In the midst of a rotten meat scandal threatening one of Brazil's biggest industries, the three government scientists showed little concern at a pile of minced beef on a lab tray.

Hong Kong import ban deals Brazil meat industry big blow

Bras - Brazil's giant meat industry suffered a heavy blow Tuesday when Hong Kong banned imports in response to allegations that inspectors in Brazil were faking certificates for rotten produce.

Export bans hit Brazil's meat industry after scandal

Bras - The fallout from Brazil's rotten meat scandal accelerated on Monday when China, a huge client, suspended imports and the European Union demanded a partial ban.

Why lab-grown meat will soon be in stores

Meat grown in a laboratory could soon be on the shelves of grocery stores and supermarket thanks to advances in technology that have made the production costs lower, as well as easier to manufacture. The key question is: would you try it?

Red meat link to common bowel disease: study

Paris - A diet rich in red meat has been linked to a heightened risk of a bowel inflammation called diverticulitis, according to a study published Tuesday.

Genetic basis of why carnivores eat meat discovered

Researchers have discovered the genetic basis of meat eating. This has come about after a review of the genomes of leopards, tigers, killer whales and Tasmanian devils. The research also raises questions about extinction.

Eating processed meat could be bad for asthma

A new health warning has been issued in relation to processed meat. Following on from general concerns about cancer, the new warning is about such meat products making asthma symptoms worse.

Environmental benefits of vegetarian diets revealed

The environmental impact of eating meat has been well-documented, but what about a vegetarian or vegan diet? A new study suggests meat-free alternatives carry a lower environmental burden.

Lab-grown milk, eggs and meat could hit store shelves in 5 years

Meat, eggs and milk could be produced in lab without killing or harming animals thanks to microbe cultures. The future of food as we know it may be forever changed, allowing even vegetarians and vegans to eat hamburgers and milkshakes again.

Arby's planning something different for 'leap day'

Atlanta - The fast-food chain that uses "We've got the meats" as its advertising slogan has cooked something else up entirely for Tuesday, Feb. 29.

GM and lab grown meat for the agricultural future?

The future of agriculture is uncertain, given the changes to populations, migration, and climate. National governments and the United Nations have been predicting the state of food security in 2050.

Changes to the environment make pathogens worse

Changes to the environment can not only lead to an increase in numbers of pathogens and also facilitate the transmission of disease. To add to this, a new report suggests the virulence of pathogens can be altered through environmental change.

Trucker steals 40,000 pounds of meat worth more than $100,000

Loganton - On November 21, someone stole thousands of pounds of meat from a plant in Central Pennsylvania. The meat was worth more than $90,000.

Emissions set to soar as love of steak takes off in Asia

Jakarta - Climate change is the last thing on Maya Puspita Sari's mind as she tucks into a steak and splurges on ice cream, products that were once a luxury but are now a growing staple in the diets of millions of Indonesians.

Lab-grown meat could hit stores in 5 years

Maastricht - Fancy biting into artificially grown meat? Wondering how those who eschew meat because of animal treatment concerns will react? Such questions are coming to the fore with laboratory grown meat.

One in three vegetarians admits to eating meat while drunk

A recent study undertaken in the UK suggests that meat consumption among inebriated vegetarians is more common than one might think.

Butterflies and pigs, genetic modification in the news

According to the European Union there is no need to widen buffer zones around genetically modified (GM) crops to protect butterflies. Meanwhile, super-muscly pigs have been created by small genetic tweak.

Meat producers upset over USDA demands

Reports have surfaced that the advisory panel for the U.S. government's upcoming dietary guidelines may recommend less meat consumption, to the dismay of meat producers.
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