A bipartisan pair of U.S. Senators have introduced legislation banning the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) from including cell-cultivated meat products on its menu.

The NSLP is the federally assisted meal program in public and nonprofit private schools and residential childcare institutions. It serves more than 4,9 billion lunches annually

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It’s a food revolution in the making. But it’s not happening down on the farm. Instead, it’s happening in labs where cells taken from live chickens, cows, or other livestock are grown in bioreactors similar to those that make beer. That’s where they’re immersed in a carefully

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A bipartisan pair of influential Western senators wants to “cement into law how government agencies regulate food produced using animal cell-culture technology.”

Sens.  Mike Enzi, R-WY, and Jon Tester, D-MT, have introduced legislation to ensure that an agreement reached earlier this year between the Food and Drug Administration and the
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While lawyers continue talking in Missouri, lawmakers in at least three more states have passed bills to legally prohibit “mislabeling” of food products derived from animal cultures, plants or insects as meat.

Mississippi Gov, Phil Bryant, and South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, both Republicans, have already signed bills overwhelming passed
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An orthopedic surgeon from Kalispell wants to stretch Montana’s law to mandate country of origin signs at stores selling products from livestock and poultry “born and raised” in the United States. He also wants to restrict language regarding “cell-cultured edible products.”

The Montana Senate Agriculture Committee is scheduled to hear
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The mystery Nebraska State Sen. Carol Blood created briefly Tuesday by withdrawing her bill to limit the use of the term “meat” on product labels in the state was short-lived.

On Wednesday she introduced an alternative to her original measure. The new proposal, Legislative Bill (LB) 594, seeks to amend
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The USDA and FDA recently announced their historic agreement to jointly regulate meat grown from animal cells, helping pave the pathway to commercialization of what’s often called cultured meat, clean meat, and now the newest term: cell-based meat.

Start-ups culturing meat and their supporters point out that cellular agriculture

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During the recent Good Food Institute conference on cell-cultured meat, an industry executive remarked that he tries to stay away from politics and focus on his company and developing the technology. That certainly is an understandable approach, especially given the turbulent political climate we are experiencing. 

However, considering that
Continue Reading There’s room on the hamburger bun for cell-cultured meat and politics