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Every state in America should follow the lead of California that recently allocated $5 million to support research and development of plant-based and cultivated meats. For those who don’t know, cultivated meat is grown livestock cells, without slaughter. It’s better for the environment, public health and animal welfare.

Cultivated meat requires a fraction of the greenhouse-gas emissions that raising livestock does. It eliminates the risk of zoonotic diseases making the jump to humans. And obviously it avoids all the cruelties of factory farming—the battery cages, gestation crates and transportation trucks.

Voters who want to create a more sustainable, healthy and compassionate food system should urge their state representatives to make investments like California did. If you would like to get involved in a campaign to advance cellular agriculture through the political process, please visit

Jon Hochschartner