Harris backs idea of research into lab-grown meat

The Minister for Research and Innovation said Ireland should follow Europe’s lead in pursuing low-carbon protein production

Simon Harris: ‘Initiatives like this are what we need’. Picture: RollingNews

More research and innovation on lab-grown meats should be supported and Ireland “wants to be part of that conversation”, according to Simon Harris.

The Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science was speaking to the Business Post about cell-based meats, which are grown in labs independently of animals, and are a possible low-carbon and low-land use solution for producing high protein meats sustainably into the future.

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