22 April 2021
In Singapore, a new meat form is being introduced. The phenomenon goes by various names such as cultured meat, pure meat, cell meat or laboratory meat. The common denominator is that it does not originate from a slaughtered animal, but rather from cell tissue grown in a laboratory. Before the New Year, Singapore became the first country in the world to approve commercial use of the method. “After the pandemic, the government has begun to place even more emphasis on the ability to withstand breakdowns or disruptions in food supply,” said Dr. Paul Teng, a researcher in food security and Adjunct Senior Fellow at RSIS. He is among the specialists advising the government in the field, explaining that Singapore has two goals. The first is food security and supply, and the second to make Singapore a centre for new food technology.
Last updated on 04/05/2021