#里茲螞蟻批判性思考寫作專欄 #Alex專欄 #外師每週精選閱讀
Here is some good news for all those hypocrites who claim to care about the environment or support animal rights and yet still eat meat: lab-grown meat has been given regulatory approval in Singapore and could be about to enter mass production. After years of speculation as to when meat grown in a bioreactor would finally start replacing flesh from living creatures, the article portrays this development as a milestone in the meat industry because it is offering the potential for cruelty-free, drug-free, “cleaner” meat, although it is unclear what they mean by the last term. The cultivation of meat that does not require the mass imprisonment or murdering of animals – and perhaps only a little cruelty if biopsies are required to start every batch of meat – is certainly something worth celebrating and embracing.
With so much environmental destruction, horrific cruelty and unnecessary death resulting from the meat industry, it will be an astounding achievement for meat-eaters to be able to enjoy their favourite flesh without the need to massacre billions of living creatures every year or destroy huge swathes of the environment; although it is debatable that most really care about this at all or else they would have stopped eating meat long ago… The businesspeople behind this new product should be lauded and encouraged, perhaps by allocating them some of the undeserved billions of dollars in subsidies in taxpayers that livestock farmers currently receive from governments around the world.
There are also some intriguing issues related to this news item that are worthy of further consideration. For instance, why are humans so obsessed with eating flesh that we need to grow it in a laboratory to feed our habit when there are already many meat substitutes on the market? Will vegans, vegetarians or those following religious precepts be able to eat meat that has not involved the killing of an actual animal? Last but certainly not least, how willing are consumers going to be to accept ‘Frankenmeat’?
上面的貼文內容是我們的實力派外師Alex，針對每週一篇英文文章閱讀後，親自寫出的批判性思考文（不是copy & paste的東西啊）。旨在讓同學知道如何用不同的角度來讀文章。你可以選擇先讀Alex寫的批判文，也可以選擇先讀本次的英文文章連結，但最好兩處都要閱讀才能達到最好的效果。
Alex是我們的御用老師，每週都會幫梅姨、托托、慕華上英文課。目前星期一晚上有開一班 #里茲螞蟻外師應用英文課程 ，程度高級，充滿知識性與深度。有開放單次付費上課。若你想學習用英文來深度探討各項主題，check it out！