Pentagon Funds Lab-Grown Meat Initiative

A Department of Defense (DOD) initiative would involve feeding U.S. troops lab-grown meat as part of its campaign to stem “global climate change,” according to a watchdog group that has recently drawn attention to the initiative.

BioMADE, a lab-grown meat manufacturer which is sponsored and funded by the U.S. Department of Defense, touted its record of innovation in announcing a federal funds budget ceiling increase to $500 million to assist in implementing the plan, according to a March 7 release.

“BioMADE’s research and development is already yielding significant progress in biomanufactured proteins, chemicals, fabrics, rubber, and more,” said BioMADE CEO Douglas Friedman in the release.

“Together with the DoD, BioMADE is interested in accelerating technology development related to mitigating the causes and consequences of global climate change.”

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