How big a threat is this 'cell-based meat' to the traditional cattle industry? Big enough that the U.S. Cattlemen’s Association has petitioned the government to restrict the words 'meat' and 'beef' to products 'derived directly from animals raised and slaughtered.'
Not enough people will switch to a plant-based diet soon enough, or maybe ever, writes columnist Gwynne Dyer. Photo by Scott Warman via Unsplash
“Right now, growing cells as meat instead of animals is a very expensive process,” said Yaakov Nahmias, founder and chief scientist of Future Meat Technologies, an Israel-based startup. But it will get cheaper, and it probably will be needed.
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Though divisive politics has become a regular feature of political culture in Canada, thanks in part to the rhetoric from the country's southern neighbours, some MPs say there's been pushback to that kind of messaging.
A former CSIS analyst says the RCMP had a ‘strong case’ against journalist Ben Makuch, but the vice-president of the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression says the ruling will ‘hurt the institution of journalism.'
Independent Senator Kim Pate, who will be among those in attendance at Nicholas Kasirer's hearing next week, is interested in hearing about his views about how systemic inequality can affect access to justice.