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The Cattle Industry Is Having a Cow Over Whether Lab-Grown Meat Should Be Called Meat

https://slate.com/technology/2018/07/should-lab-grown-meat-be-called-meat.html

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The Cattle Industry Is Having a Cow Over Whether Lab-Grown Meat Should Be Called Meat
Future Tense is a partnership of Slate, New America, and Arizona State University that examines emerging technologies, public policy, and society. After centuries of a veritable monopoly, meat might have finally met its match.

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Meat from labs

Meat might have finally met its match. Some meat is now being cultured and grown into slabs that mimic meat.

It currently goes by names such as in-vitro meat, cultured meat, lab-grown mea...

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Labeling lab-grown meat

  • In 1869, margarine was invented as a butter replacement. The dairy farmers raised the alarm in the United States; They convinced the U.S. Government to tax margarine and lobbied against the...

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Making the rules

The USDA (responsible for overseeing agriculture) and the FDA (regulating drugs and dietary supplements) both could have some say in how lab-grown meat is labeled.

  • From a production s...

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Cultured meat and real meat

Lab-grown meat companies say that their lab-grown meat is real meat because it comes from an animal and has the same biochemical makeup as meat.

Others argue that real meat is from a h...

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Additional words and labeling

Apart from labels like clean meat or cultured meat, companies might be asked to add clarifying language to their packaging that explains that the meat was grown in a lab. 

Lab-grown m...

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