From The Hustle
What do you call a hamburger when the cow it came from is still alive? That’s what the Department of Agriculture (USDA) would like to know.
Cell-based meat -- AKA lab-grown, cultivated, or cultured meat -- scored $360m+ in funding in 2020, per Food Dive.
… except it’s produced by taking cells from animals, then cultivating them in bioreactors to grow meat in ~2-8 weeks -- no slaughter necessary.
Earlier this month, the USDA published an advance notice of proposed rulemaking asking for comments on how the department’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) should handle labeling regulations.
The USDA wants input on things like customer expectations and names that could be false or misleading.
Commenters have until November 2 to weigh in.
BTW: If you think cell-based beef is weird, a 2020 London art installation about growing steak from human cells was extremely controversial.
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