05 December 2020
In a commentary, RSIS Professor Paul Teng wrote for a small island state like Singapore, the foray into lab-grown meat makes a lot of sense. Last week, Singapore made global headlines by being the first country in the word to approve a lab-grown meat for general public consumption. Eat Just, a San Francisco-based company, will soon debut its “chicken bites” here, which feature meat developed from animal cells in laboratories. This comes on the heels of recent news of Singaporean company Shiok Meats being the first in the world to culture lobster meat and before that, shrimp meat, in the lab. And another local startup, TurtleTree Labs, has won awards for its lab-grown milk.
… Professor Paul Teng is Adjunct Senior Fellow (Food Security) in the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
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