Singapore First in World to APPROVE Sale of Lab-Grown Meat

Singapore First in World to APPROVE Sale of Lab-Grown Meat

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The government of Singapore has given U.S. start-up Eat Just the greenlight to sell its lab-grown chicken meat.

According to online site Mashable, the move makes island nation the first country to approve cell-cultured meat.

“For the first time, meat from real animals that hasn’t required a single animal to be killed,” CEO Josh Tetrick said.

The clean or cultured meat, which is grown from animal muscle cells in a lab, is still at a nascent stage.

It will be priced at premium chicken prices when it first launches in a restaurant in Singapore.

Demand for alternatives to regular meat has surged due to concerns about health, animal welfare and the environment.

Meanwhile, makers of a “DIY meal kit” for growing steaks cultured from human cell samples assured that it is not cannibalism.

According to various reports, U.K.-based Design Museum nominated it for “design of the year.”

The team used research cells from the American Tissue Culture Collection to culture the meat.

They then grew the cells on a fungus scaffold in warm conditions for three months, feeding them with human serum.

Human steaks, as the resulting product, now preserved in resin and put on display at the Design Museum.

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