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- In February, the US Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) filed a petition to the USDA arguing that lab-grown meat startups should not be able to call their products “meat,” since they do not come from slaughtered animals. But this week, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) asked the USDA to regulate the startups as if they were traditional meat producers.
- While so-called “cultured meat” products are not available in restaurants or supermarkets yet, a number of startups are attempting to make it more commercially feasible.
- The debate will likely intensify.
For the first time, a major part of the US beef industry is taking aim at tech startups creating cultured meat — also known as lab-grown meat or clean meat — that’s grown in a lab using animal cells.
The industry is divided on how to do this, however.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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