Your kitty could soon enjoy meat without harming the environment.

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As sci-fi as feeding your cat kibble grown in a laboratory may once have seemed, it’s closer than many realize. Because Animals — an American company that aspires to create pet food without harming animals or the environment — is working to bring the world’s first batch of lab-grown cat food to market as early as 2021.

“We’ve basically pioneered cultured meat in pet food,” said Dr. Shannon Falconer, chief executive officer and co-founder of Because Animals. “[Our product] is just as nutritious as traditionally grown meat, but it does not contain antibiotics. …

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