The UK Government has funded a new £12m cellular meat research centre, run by the University of Bath. The move, which Vegan Conservatives and others have been calling for since 2020 and before, marks a significant step in the UK's commitment to reducing the climate impact of meat production and improving welfare.
Researchers at the new Cellular Agriculture Manufacturing Hub (CARMA) will develop cultivated meat at scale using precision fermentation, removing the need for animals in the process.
A recent study published in the The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment showed that cultivated meat can reduce the carbon footprint of met by 92%, air pollution by 94% and land use by 90%.
With other countries investing in the same technology, it is essential that Britain is in the game.