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North America / Industry News & Trends
on September 18, 2018

Why antibiotic-use foes should be wary of lab-grown meat

In order to create a sterile environment when working with animal cells, antibiotics are commonly used, UC-Davis professor says

The use of antibiotics in livestock and poultry production is a common concern for consumers skeptical of the meat and poultry industries.

But as meat alternatives are being developed, one avenue that is being explored is laboratory-grown or cell-cultured meats.

If consumers have the perception that too many antibiotics…

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