Bidenomics, Lab-grown meat

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President Joe Biden speaks Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2023, at the Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce in Milwaukee, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

An economist joins us to discuss President Biden’s impact on the U.S. economy after his stop in Milwaukee. Then, a food scientist helps us better understand the further development of lab-grown meat.

Featured in this Show

  • Checking in on President Biden's influence on the U.S. economy

    We talk about President Biden’s visit to Milwaukee on Wednesday and the state of Bidenomics.

  • Could lab-grown meat compete with factory farms?

    Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture approved the first lab-grown chicken meat for commercial sale. It’s the first cell-cultivated meat to be approved in the country, and it’s grown from stem cells in a bioreactor—no slaughter required. We talk to a meat science expert about whether lab-grown meat could eventually compete with the factory-farmed meat that dominates the industry.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Beatrice Lawrence Producer
  • Kevin Smith Guest
  • Jeff Sindelar Guest

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