As a meat-eater and someone who is interested in science, I was very interested in the article "Burger of the Future? Lab-Grown Beef Just Passes the Taste Test" (Aug. 6). I feel that what scientists have accomplished needs improvement but that it also has great potential.
The fact that the burger cost $330,000 shows that there needs to be improvement. No one knows what effects may come from it or if the taste will ever improve, but scientists say lab-grown meat might be the solution to the world food crisis. It is estimated that 870 million people are affected by world hunger. This is not an issue that can be ignored.
The scientific advancement of lab-grown beef also has the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and water use. These results could improve the overall global environment and make water more readily available to places where it is needed.
If enough improvements are made and it manages to become affordable, I feel that even though it may not be the solution to these problems, it does have the potential to help many people in the future.
ALANA L. CURTIS
Cherry Township, Butler County