Simon Harris’ support for lab-grown meat is ‘mind boggling’, industry chief says

President of the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association says Ireland is ‘one of the most sustainable beef producers on the planet’

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
23rd November, 2021
Simon Harris’ support for lab-grown meat is ‘mind boggling’, industry chief says
Simon Harris: ‘Cellular meat has proven to be extremely popular across Europe and obviously, Ireland wants to be part of that conversation.’ Picture: Sam Boal/

Simon Harris’ support for lab-grown meats has been branded “mind boggling” by the president of the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association.

Pat McCormack was responding to a report in the Business Post reflecting the Minister for Further and Higher Education’s support for “cell-based” or “synthetic” meats, which are grown without the need to farm animals. Synthetic meats may provide a low-carbon and low-land use solution for producing high protein meats sustainably into...

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