The topic of manufactured meat has been circulating. I trust nature to provide. I find the idea of lab grown meat to be questionable and slightly repulsive. Or is it just another type of cooking? I question the carbon footprint as well. Here's why.
Animals are part of the natural ecosystem and consuming meat also includes being a part in nature and the amazing cycle of life provided by the Earth. Being in balance with in that cycle, where all life is honored for its contribution, is the current challenge as human population goes out of control.
From a spiritual perspective, (unless you can live on light alone as our non-physical guides so easily can do), the whole system is based on giving and receiving where each participant in the ecosystem gives as much as it takes. This includes feces and ultimately the physical body.
Growing rice is easy and what it gives and takes from the whole is balanced within these limits. Animals being so much more complex offer a deeper level of giving and taking that includes presence, feelings, carbon dioxide, energy etc. ...
Humans give and take to the richness of the earth experience in a unique way. We are intelligent (sometimes) and it may be our purpose to support all life by consciously choosing healthy patterns that respect the balance of the whole. We would be wise to learn form nature
Giving and receiving is the place of the heart. This is where we find balance between physical and spiritual energies. This is why we have so much passion about the planet, and living here on Earth.
Spirit to Spirit