Good Meat, the cultivated meat division of Eat Just, has unveiled the latest iteration of its cultivated chicken at COP27 (the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference).
For the first time in the UN’s annual climate summit, three dedicated areas for the food eco-system will be on dialogue – and the menu. The spaces include the Food4Climate Pavilion, the Food and Agriculture Pavilion, and the Food Systems Pavilion.
Known for its pioneering product, Just Egg, the company served its alt-chicken made from cells for the first time outside of Singapore at a series of events for delegates worldwide which tackled topics related to the climate crisis.
The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UNIPCC) hailed cultivated meat as a “transformative” approach to emissions reduction and cited traditional animal farming as one of the leading causes of greenhouse gases.
Since its launch, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) established an international treaty to prevent “dangerous human interference with the climate system”. Climate action leaders have urged the organisation to highlight food and agriculture as key drivers of climate change and to explore potential solutions.
However, it’s good to note that the main cause of emissions is not agriculture farming-perse, as this can be done without using fossil fuels. Carbon dioxide emissions, primarily from the combustion of fossil fuels, have risen dramatically since the start of the industrial revolution.
“We hope our guests at COP27 find their cultivated chicken meals both delicious and thought-provoking and they leave the summit with a new appreciation for the role food innovation can play in combating the global climate crisis,” said Josh Tetrick, co-founder and CEO of Eat Just.
“There is no better place to launch our next version than right here at the world’s most consequential climate change gathering.”
Eat Just won regulatory approval for Good Meat’s cultivated chicken in Singapore in 2020, and the latest version will be available in the country after its COP27 debut.