USA authorized for the first time two companies to sell chicken created directly from animal cells, thus paving the way for the consumption of laboratory-generated meat.
He United States Department of Agriculture reviewed and approved the labels of Upside Foods y Good Meat, a spokesman told AFP. The companies added that such chicken meat would soon be available in some restaurants.
Both companies had already been authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) -regulating the quality of these products- in November, and the Department gave its approval last week.
“This approval will fundamentally change the way meat gets to our table,” he said. A valet, CEO and founder of Upside Foods, in a statement. “It is a giant step towards a more sustainable future that preserves choice and life,” he stressed.
Josh Tetrick, CEO of GOOD Meat, the cultured foods division of Eat Just, added: “We’ve been the only company to sell cultured meat anywhere in the world since we launched it in Singapore in 2020, and now it is approved for sale to consumers in the world’s largest economy,” he said.