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Test Tube Meets Approved in the USA

On Friday, US authorities agreed onhow to regulate foods cultured from animal cells. This paves the way for so-called “test tube meat” in American plates. That and look, it will also reach us if history moves in a spiral. The Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have agreed to jointly regulate food from cultured cells.

Although technical details have yet to be clarified,The FDA will oversee cell collection and differentiation - when stem cells develop into specialized cells - while the U.S. Department of Agriculture will oversee food production and labeling.

Test-tube meat in a plate

“This regulatory framework will be used as experienceThe FDA, which regulates cell culture technology and living biosystems, and the US Department of Agriculture’s experience in regulating livestock and poultry products for human consumption, ”the statement said. They also add that the agencies do not see the need to amend the legislation on these issues.

In the US, there are already several niche startups for the production of “laboratory meat,” but production costs are very high and no one has a product ready for sale.

Proponents of “test-tube meat” argue that ridding animals of slaughter-related suffering will also reduce greenhouse gas emissions — and provide the growing population with protein.

It remains only to agree with the farmersfarms on the topic of what products can be called "meat". It can be expected that, together with the approval of the FDA, the technology for the production of laboratory meat will receive support in the further distribution (after all, what is not prohibited is allowed).

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