The Guardian — Cultured meat, produced in bioreactors without the slaughter of an animal, has been approved for sale by a regulatory authority for the first time. The development has been hailed as a landmark moment across the meat industry.
The “chicken bites”, produced by the US company Eat Just, have passed a safety review by the Singapore Food Agency and the approval could open the door to a future when all meat is produced without the killing of livestock, the company said.
Dozens of firms are developing cultivated chicken, beef and pork, with a view to slashing the impact of industrial livestock production on the climate and nature crises, as well as providing cleaner, drug-free and cruelty-free meat. Currently, about 130 million chickens are slaughtered every day for meat, and 4 million pigs. By weight, 60% of the mammals on earth are livestock, 36% are humans and only 4% are wild.
Black Lives Matter protests have been going up for weeks with everyday civilians across the US and world pounding the pavement to demand racial equality for blacks and people of color.
In this clip an Everett, Washington man was charged with assault after he dangles a strawberry glazed donut on a string and stick in front of a police lieutenant’s face during a Black Lives Matter protest. The lieutenant, clearly livid, warns the man to “get that f-cking donut out my face” as other officers swarmed in to push him away.
Eventually the man, (and his skateboard) are hauled off and booked for assault.
Do you think he should have been charged with a crime? After all the donut didn’t appear to strike anyone. I couldn’t see where a crime was committed.