Need to fund cultured-meat research

In order to help meet our obligations under the Paris Climate Agreement, the United States should invest public funds into cultured-meat research. For those who don’t know, cultured meat is grown from cells, without slaughter.

Debating “Depraved Indifference”

The intentions behind a recent Drummer letter on public education were seemingly benign and certainly ambiguous. The author assured us that “it was not meant to reflect on Granby’s status” and that she “looks forward to any reaction on the current situation of public education in America.”

Cellular-agricultural research

Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy should support public funding for cultured-meat research, with the goal of making the cell-grown, slaughter-free protein competitive with factory-farmed meat. Israeli startup Future Meat Technologies recently announced its ability to produce a quarter pound of cultured chicken for $7.50.

Kudos for Community Kitchen

Not all heroes wear capes. Granby Community Fund is very aware that community agencies, staff and volunteers have worked tirelessly to meet the needs of the Granby community during this time.

Reallocate subsidies

Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal should support reallocating the billions of dollars a year in subsidies the federal government gives to animal-exploitation industries to cultured-meat research. For readers who aren’t familiar with the term, cultured meat is grown from cells, without killing.

Granby Living Calendar

The Granby Living Facebook group is a proud supporter of the Waste Not Want Not Community Kitchen and the Granby Food Bank. Both charities perform a vital role in our community and sadly this year has meant an increase in those that need help.

Be visible, be safe

An upside of the pandemic is that more of us are getting outside for some exercise. Roadside walkers, runners and bikers are far more common than a year ago.

Government support needed

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.

Just wondering…

I no longer live in Granby, but was a resident for 62 years, and now live at McLeans. I just read the op-ed from Susan Patricelli Regan and letter from Bill Regan in the December issue.