US Troops May Soon Be Fed Lab-Grown Meat

( – The United States military has one job: to defend the country and its interests at home and abroad. Period. Unfortunately, President Joe Biden’s administration has decided to tinker with it and force it to adapt to the Woke Agenda that Conservative lawmakers say has had a detrimental effect on force readiness. One of the latest such proposals could see service members turned into a bunch of lab rats for an unproven and potentially unsafe technology.

An Army Marches on Its Stomach — Napoleon Bonaparte

Good nutrition is vital for those who could find themselves dropped into a war in the blink of an eye, but that isn’t stopping the Department of Defense (DoD) from spending a ton of money on one of the Left’s biggest agenda items, climate change. Having determined that cow flatulence is a major contributor to methane being released into the atmosphere, they claim fake (a.k.a. lab-grown or cultivated) meat just may be the answer.

A DoD press release on the matter says that biomanufacturing (using microorganisms and cell cultures on the macro scale to produce other products) is the wave of the future for “generating needed materials — from fuels and chemicals to food and medical supplies — [for the] military.” In other words, taking the cells of a living animal and using an artificial womb of sorts to grow them into the desired alternative to a chicken breast or a strip steak.

One question that has come up is how much the process of “pharma to food” will help mitigate the effects of climate change. The answer? According to researchers at the University of California (UC) Davis, if biotech companies need “to purify growth media to pharmaceutical levels,” it could have a negative impact as much as 25 times greater than farm-raised stock.

The second vital question is the safety of the end products. A blog post by Northwell Health (New York’s largest provider network) said there could be some benefits, such as less harmful fats mixed in and vitamins not normally found in meat. However, without a natural immune system, what is grown may end up with cancerous cells or “undesirable” bacteria or fungi.

In early May, Florida became the first state to ban the sale or manufacturing of cultivated meat within its borders, and Republican Governor Ron DeSantis hailed it as a blow against global elitism. Violating the law can result in the loss of business licenses and is considered a second-degree misdemeanor, which in Florida can carry up to 60 days in jail, a $500 fine, or both.

Since then, Alabama, Arizona, and Tennessee have enacted similar legislation; in December 2023, Italy became the first country in the world to ban the products. Because of the difficulties in scaling up production for large-scale distribution, it will likely be years, if not decades, before these products hit grocery shelves in the United States.

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