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Singapore approves sale of world’s first cultured chicken


BY ELIZABETH DOUGHMAN

ON DECEMBER 2, 2020


The Singapore government granted regulatory approval to U.S. start-up Eat Just Inc., allowing the company to sell its lab-grown chicken nuggets commercially within the city-state.

Cultured meat is made from real animal cells that are grown with the help of a culture medium in a stainless-steel tank known as a bioreactor, resulting in a product that resembles the taste, appearance and texture of chicken, beef, pork and other meats. Advocates of cultured meat say that the process is more efficient, flexible and consistent than traditional agriculture and there is a growing interest in and openness in trying cultured meat among consumers.

The December 1 announcement marks the first time worldwide that cultured meat received the green light for human consumption.


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Source : wattagnet.com


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