NCBA’s Lane says investments into lab-grown protein isn’t about sustainability

NCBA’s Lane says investments into lab-grown protein isn’t about sustainability

North Carolina State has received a $30 million grant over five years from the Bezos Earth Fund to create a biomanufacturing hub for dietary proteins.

Ethan Lane, vice president of government affairs with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association this isn’t a surprise. “World’s richest man makes investment in something that he hopes will pay huge dividends,” he says. “And then directs his philanthropic work towards a perceived problem with traditional protein products.”

The center will partner with both academia and industry to research, create, and commercialize new technologies for manufacturing various protein products.

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