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In a recent New York Times opinion piece, Ezra Klein proposed a moonshot investment in “Meatless Meat.” Klein makes a cogent, fact-filled case for the government to spend a few billion dollars on public research to increase the commercial viability of plant-based and cellular (i.e., lab-created) meats. 


Klein’s objective is straightforward: reduce the climate footprint of meat and dairy, reduce the suffering of animals confined in feedlots and barns, and prevent the next pandemic. He proposes using public funding to accelerate research and development—much like Tesla’s boost to e-cars or the Department of Defense’s boost to the internet—as the best way to move production and demand of alternative meats quickly and effectively.

Author: Sophia Murphy