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Aug
30

Lab-Grown Meat and Traditional Meat Producers Turn to Government to Solve Industry Disputes

From: Interesting Engineering

The battle for space in the American market for animal beef versus cell-based meat is heating up as both sides put pressure on the US government to intervene with regulatory solutions.

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In the letter, the authors make it clear that companies like Memphis Meats are merely seeking a shared place at the table, not planning a takeover. “Cell-based meat products are meat produced from animal cells in cell culture. They are an ‘and,’ not an ‘or,’ solution, and the latest in a long history of innovation in American agriculture,” read the letter.

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Only two months earlier, however, a 15-page petition was sent to the USDA from the US Cattlemen’s Association, in which they laid out details about the strict labeling of meat from slaughtered animals versus meat created in a laboratory.

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