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I was thrilled to learn cultured meat won regulatory approval in Singapore. This is a global first. For those who don’t know, cultured meat is grown from cells, without killing animals. The United States Congress should support federal funding for development of this revolutionary technology.

While cultured meat will hit the market soon, it will initially be more expensive than its slaughtered counterpart. This can be remedied with government-backed research. Cultured meat will benefit human health, the environment and animal welfare. Our elected representatives should help this nascent industry.

Jon Hochschartner