Science carries on delivering its wonders to a suspicious and ungrateful world. Even the development of an effective COVID-19 vaccine in record time has not quelled our complaints about “Big Pharma” and its “excessive profits.”
But a yet greater revolution, vaster and more transformative, is on its way. Last week, Singapore became the first country to allow the commercial sale of manufactured meat. Chicken meat cultivated by the California-based company Eat Just will be soon available in restaurants in the world’s most forward-looking city-state.
Cultivated meat will change our planet benignly, utterly, and irreversibly: freeing up land, cutting greenhouse gas emissions, and making obsolete much of the nastiness we