August 30, 2018
By Dr Madsen Pirie; Jamie Hollywood
Agriculture is on the cusp of an historic change that could see billions access meat at affordable prices, while reducing carbon emissions, help us avoid the looming antibiotic resistance, and free up land for housing. With prices dropping from highs of £215,000 for a burger worth of meat five years ago, to just £8 today, this is a technological development that’s on the cusp of going mainstream. The country needs to recognise new technological developments like cultured meat are in the process of radically transforming the world economy. Government should learn from financial services “sandbox” regulations to encourage experimenting businesses to locate, develop and lead the world from the UK.