Letters to the editor Dec. 26, 2021…


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Pricey Editor,

The wealthy cannot deal with their cash

It’s clear that members of the 1% class have no idea learn how to act responsibly with their tens and a whole lot of thousands and thousands of {dollars} in yearly disposable earnings.

They put money into giant companies somewhat than small companies. They put money into American corporations who’ve moved their operations to China. They impose usurious rates of interest on the working poor.

They put money into information media conglomerates that distort actuality, and meals conglomerates that promote dangerous services. They put money into power corporations that do little through the local weather disaster.

The luxurious class put money into industries which can be well-liked with Individuals, however damaging to democratic character, like skilled sports activities, superficial leisure, playing, vaping, social media, and video gaming.

They fail to put money into public training, having no want for it. As an alternative, they use personal faculties and later pay bribes to get their kids into personal universities. They resist investing in public well being care, welfare, and prison justice applications, as a result of they’ve their very own unique world of providers to take care of them aside from the remainder of society.

Kimball Shinkoskey

Woods Cross, Utah

To the editor,

Whereas personal funding for cultivated meat is surging, public funding is tepid. This wants to alter. For individuals who aren’t aware of the idea, cultivated meat is grown from animal cells, with out slaughter. It is higher for the setting, public well being and animal welfare.

Lately, the Israeli cellular-agriculture agency Future Meat raised $347 million in a Collection B funding spherical, with the the assistance of ADM Ventures and Tyson Meals. The corporate claims it could actually make cultivated hen breast for $7.70 a pound, a big discount from $18 a pound six months in the past.

Sadly, personal funding means privately-owned analysis. Such secrecy holds again growth of the sphere as an entire. We want public funding for open-access analysis to assist deliver cultivated meat to market as rapidly as doable, at a aggressive value with slaughtered meat.

Extra legislators ought to observe the lead of U.S. Representatives Ro Khanna, Susan Wild, Julia Brownley, Deborah Okay. Ross, Nanette Diaz Barragán, Veronica Escobar, Haley M. Stevens, and Nydia M. Velázquez, who known as for elevated federal funding for alternative-protein growth.

Jon Hochschartner

Granby, Conn.

Print Headline: Letters to the editor Dec. 26, 2021


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