Lab-grown meat, Joint custody and child support

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A food scientist joins us to discuss the further development of lab-grown meat. Then, we talk to a child development and family studies expert about an increase in children under split custody.

Featured in this Show

  • 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.

  • Navigating joint custody of children and child support systems

    Over the last few decades, Wisconsin and the U.S. have seen divorces lead to a growing rate of equal joint custody of children, instead of one parent gaining sole custody. We talk to a child development professor about how this shift has affected families and the child support system.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Beatrice Lawrence Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Jeff Sindelar Guest
  • Quentin Riser Guest

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