Christian leaders should support federal funding for cultured-meat research. For those who don’t know, cultured meat is grown from cells, without slaughter. Jesus’ message was fundamentally about the importance oflove and compassion.

The way we treat animals, particularly on factory farms, is the furthest thing from that possible. Cultured meat has already been granted regulatory approval in Singapore. An Israeli company, Future Meat Technologies, has reduced production costs to $7.50 for a quarter pound of cultivated chicken.

Still, more research is necessary to make the price competitive with slaughtered meat.

Jon Hochschartner
Granby, CT