A new article published in Personality and Individual Differences explores the “meat paradox”—the phenomenon that people with higher levels of empathy for animals do not necessarily reduce their meat consumption—and proposes moral disengagement as a possible explanation.
Psychological Research into the “Meat Paradox”
Article Examines Commercial Side of Cultivated Meat
A new article in Trends in Biotechnology examines the industry side of cultivated meat products, including funding and commercialization challenges.
Consumers Willing to Pay More for High Animal Welfare Labeling
A study conducted by researchers in Sweden reports to have found that consumers are willing to pay a premium price for meat products that include a label assuring the highest available standards of animal welfare and healthfulness. The published paper is not yet available.
Texas Considers Bill to Restrict Labeling and Advertisement of the Term “Meat”
Texas Senate Bill 2035 proposes to restrict the use of the terms meat, beef, chicken, and pork on advertising and labeling of food products to food products made out of a “formerly live” animal. The bill would also ban advertisements and labeling of “imitation” meat products that include comparisons of the product’s nutritional value to slaughtered animal products.
New Study on Acceptance of Cultivated Meat
A new study from the Netherlands examines consumers’ willingness to accept cultivated meat as a substitute for slaughtered meat. Over half of the participants said they would purchase the cultivated meat at a higher price than non-cultured meat.
Soy Protein as Scaffolding for Cultivated Agricultural Products
An article published in Nature Food explores the possibility of using a soy-based product as scaffolding in cultivated meat products.
Dissertation Explores Muslim Millennials’ Response to Cultivated Meat
A new PhD dissertation focuses on Muslim millennials’ cultural and religious understanding of cultivated meat products.
Cultured Meat in Europe
A recently published dissertation explores the opportunities of cultivated meat in the European market.
Incentives and Disincentives to Decrease Meat Consumption
An article in the journal Appetite explores Australian consumer attitudes and goals regarding meat consumption.
Article Points Out Inconsistencies in Nomenclature Surrounding Cultivated Meat
An article published in Trends in Food Science & Technology argues that clarifying the terms used to refer to cultivated meat (including cellular agriculture, cell-based meat, and clean meat) is essential for clarity in policy debates and to establish customer confidence.