Meat from the laboratory will go to the first restaurants this year One of Singapore's restaurants is planning to serve its customers with chicken meat produced in the laboratory this year, giving them an alternative to the one grown on farms - will the idea catch?

More and more people give up eating meat and only in some cases it is about health issues, because definitely more people do not want to simply contribute to the suffering of animals and climate change caused by huge farms. Until now, they most often used vegan and vegetable meat equivalents (e.g. Beyond Burger offers), but soon an alternative will appear in the form of meat grown in the laboratory, and more specifically chicken nuggets, in the production of which no animal suffered. All thanks to the fact that local legislators decided to allow the use of laboratory meat from the American company Eat Just.

I am talking about the so-called in vitro meat, i.e. a product of animal meat, which, in the production process, was not part of a live animal. In vitro meat research began in 2000 at the University of Western Australia in Perth, and in 2008 part of the community assured that it was ready for commercialization, but there was no market interest. Now this is slowly changing, which will also help to reduce hollywood thinker costs, because, as we know, development on an industrial scale always results in lower prices. In this particular case, the product is to take the form of breaded, seasoned Good Meat chicken, which will end up on customers' plates as nuggets.

"In vitro meat takes real meat - chicken, beef or lamb, and produces real meat without killing the animals," explains Josh Tetrick, founder and CEO of Eat Just. He also adds that it is a great method to reduce animal husbandry in the world, because it is one of the causes of environmental problems such as water shortage, deforestation or climate change due to the production of large amounts of greenhouse gases. "From a single cell, you can create unlimited amounts of meat without antibiotics, without deforestating a single macaw," adds Tetrick.

No wonder that Singapore is not alone in supporting the initiative (with its own goal at the same time, because it is part of the wider policy of the island, which plans to produce 30% of its own food by 2030) and, for example, we have already seen cooperation between KFC and Beyond Meat, which supplies the popular chain with a vegetable alternative to chicken, and McDonald's has also tested vegan burgers. This is a response to the specific needs of customers who choose what they eat more and more consciously, and although it will be difficult to find test-tube meat on the shelves for some time, it seems that the situation is slowly changing for the better.