US FDA approves lab-grown meat

Source: CBS News

“For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration is giving the green light to meat grown in a laboratory. The agency said in a notice on Wednesday that a ‘cultivated chicken’ product made by Upside Foods is safe to eat. The FDA ‘evaluated the information submitted to the agency and has no further questions at this time about the firm’s safety conclusion,’ the agency stated. … The cells from a single chicken allow for the cultivation of the same amount of poultry that now comes from hundreds of thousands of farmed birds …. Although the agency found Upside Foods'[s] chicken safe to eat, the product is not approved to be sold. Upside’s remaining hurdles before it can take its product to the market involve the U.S. Department of Agriculture and its Food Safety and Inspection Service.” (11/17/22)