When the FDA approved Big Pharma to allow their untested unproven experimental gene-editing injection to flood the market under the guise of treatment, and being a good citizen to not make oneself a risk to others by getting jabbed, it opened the door for all kinds of drugs to be given a swift approval without going through standard procedures. Testing methods were put in place to rigorously test both short and long term side effects of treatments, especially vaccines. However, that has gone out the window thanks to the socially-engineered pandemic hysteria. While it is expected to see an influx of new “breakthroughs” in the medical field under this new subpar standard, the food industry, which is heavily tied with Big Pharma, is also looking to capitalize with lab created “foods” which are being falsely marketed as beneficial. The latest example is the USDA giving its stamp of approval for lab-grown chicken to be sold. Like with genetically modified ingredients, there has not been proper testing done on the short and long term effects, nor has it been proven to be safe for human consumption aside from the quick “okay” that the government seems to be giving out freely these days. Of course, advocates of this new food product will say otherwise, but one needs to honestly look at the apparently so called scientific studies that “prove” cell-cultured “chicken” grown on a petri dish is healthy.
UPSIDE Foods is the company whose cultivated chicken got approved. Here is what they say on their website –
UPSIDE Foods’ cultivated chicken is approved to sell in the United States!
We know, we said that already — but folks, this is BIG. We were the first in the world to receive the US FDA green light (back in November 2022). With this latest news, we’ve crossed another big milestone and have now received full regulatory approval from both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to produce and sell our delicious cultivated chicken. – Upside Foods
Before the vegans clap their hands in joy, one thing needs to be mentioned –
Cultivated meat is meat.
Not to get bogged down in semantics, but we can’t overstate this: We’re making meat! Cultivated meat is a brand-new product category, so we understand that there’s a lot of confusion out there about what it is and what it isn’t. For one thing, cultivated meat is not vegan or vegetarian. It’s not a meat alternative — it’s meat! UPSIDE’s cell-cultivated chicken is more than 99% chicken cells and is the most complex cut of cultivated meat ever produced. Anywhere. The only difference is how we make it.
Instead of raising and slaughtering billions of animals to produce meat, we grow our meat from real animal cells. In a nutshell: we take a sample of cells, place them in a vessel called a cultivator, and feed them the right blend of nutrients to multiply and grow. After two to three weeks, the meat is harvested, formulated, and ready to enjoy. The process of making cultivated meat is similar to brewing beer. But instead of growing yeast or bacteria, we grow animal cells!
One last critical note on this: Our cultivated chicken will bear the same USDA seal you’ll find on all meat products. Our meat and meat products are subject to the same inspection process as conventionally produced meat because, well, it is meat! – Upside Foods
Far from Ethical
The main source of micro-nutrients for nearly all cultured meat is fetal bovine serum (FBS). So it is far from being slaughter-free. They cut open a cow that has an unborn calf, and blood from the fetus is extracted. Plant-based alternatives are being explored, but again the safety and efficacy are unknown.
It is not clear yet whether these foods will be labeled in stores, but even if so, the problem with that is it puts the burden on the consumer, assuming they are educated about convention meat versus cultured. Many may not be, and most, especially minorities, will just want what is convenient and affordable. This is also where restaurants come into play. If a person goes to a fast-food joint, how do they know whether what they’re eating contains lab-grown ingredients? Is this something people want to risk as a society, especially with what they put in their mouths?
In a review titled, The Myth of Cultured Meat: A Review, the authors described the concern of whether cultured meat meets religious standards such as Halal or Kosher. As they pointed out, factory farming contributes a lower value to greenhouse gases as their focus is on efficiency which translates to quality of product rather than environmental interactions and moral issues. So do the people want to eat quality food, or fight climate change which allegedly exists and can be theoretically reduced with supposedly effective culturing methods?
The pro-argument claim is that cell-cultured meat does not have exposure to organs so E. coli, Salmonella, and other bacteria is not an issue. Additionally, they are derived from animals not in confined spaces thus, eliminating the risk of an outbreak, and the need for vaccines. However, the authors of the review pointed out the unknown factor. The consequences of meat culture are not known, and there are some who argue that the process can never be perfected due to the massive number of cell multiplications which lead to dysregulation as seen in cancer cells. Even if eliminated, it is not known how they will effect the muscle structure of the meat, and how that will effect human health.
While saturated fat can be adjusted and replaced with omega-3 fatty acids, there are risks of rancidity and interactions. Micro-nutrients have not been perfected in cultured meat, and it is unclear how this is addressed nor demonstrated to be safe for human consumption. Regarding greenhouse gases, the authors cited other studies that argued conventional methods can produce less emissions, and the carbon emissions from cultured meat is not significantly less, if at all.
Effects on Human Health?
CRISPR was praised as the breakthrough to the era where humans can manipulate their genes like data in a computer, but the reality turned out to be a disaster. Only after people experimented on themselves did they realize the dangers. Lab grown meat eaters will suffer the same fate unfortunately, and only after it gets wide attention will people wake up to the hazards of fake meat.
There could be another pandemic level incurable disease that generates from a deregulated cell used in cultured food. When dealing with cell-proliferation / multiplication, any accident that occurs can trigger a domino trickle down effect on countless cells which will spread like wildfire on steroids. The effects could be devastating, and there may not be enough time to react because it’s dealing with lightning fast cellular changes. It could happen from antibiotic reactions, or from pesticides / fungicides, but unless proven otherwise, cultured food companies have not presented evidence demonstrating long term safety of their product.
Big Pharma / Big Biotech is looking to cash in with their patented synthetic food products which they want to replace real food at grocery shelves. Like with the case of Monsanto’s genetically modified crop being blown by the wind onto a farmer’s farm, all it takes is one cell to contaminate organic livestock to which corporations can use to sue all independent farmers out of business.
Cultured meat is nothing more than another step towards creating human 2.0 with fake food whose contents and safety are not clearly understood.