New CEW project exposes the realities of lab-grown meat
December 7, 2023
Washington, DC – The Center for the Environment and Welfare (CEW) announced Dec. 4th, the launch of LabMeat.com, a new website to educate the public about the technology behind lab-grown meat. The website marks the beginning of a sustained education campaign to address consumer concerns surrounding this product, which was recently approved for sale by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The website explains how the new industry is using “immortalized cells,” growth factors, and other chemicals in the production process. The campaign includes an animated educational video that walks viewers through how lab-grown meat is manufactured and highlights the lack of long-term health studies.
A video by CEW exposes concerns and can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ymy2g5iEUl4
CEW Executive Director Jack Hubbard stated, “The lab-grown meat sector will face significant future headwinds as consumers learn more about manufacturers’ use of ‘immortalized cells’ and the lack of long-term nutritional and health studies around the product. Our campaign is designed to educate the public so that they can decide whether lab-grown meat is right for their families.”