Technical and social perspectives can highlight the interconnectedness of people, planet and profit in cultured meat production. The sector must engage in the socioeconomics and politics of their technology to avoid greenwashing and enact effective change.
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N.S. was supported by the Wellcome Trust (Grant WT208198/Z/17/Z). A.S. was supported by a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Research Fellowship (ECF-2020-105).
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Ellis, M.J., Sexton, A., Dunsford, I. et al. The triple bottom line framework can connect people, planet and profit in cellular agriculture. Nat Food 3, 804–806 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s43016-022-00619-3