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Just In: America Begins Sales of Lab-Grown Meat

The United States Department of Agriculture Department (USDA) has approved the sale of lab-grown meat in the country.

Also, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has already deemed their lab-grown meat safe.

Specifically, the meat is chicken grown in laboratories from cells rather than slaughtered meat.

Also, two companies based in California, “Good Meat” and “Upside Foods,” will be selling the products.

“Cultured meat” is the preferred term designated by the USDA.

Politics Nigeria reports that the meat is produced in steel tanks using cells from living animals. The products are real meat, not vegan, vegetarian, or plant-based protein.

The move launches a new era of meat production aimed at eliminating animal harm and drastically reducing the environmental impacts of grazing, growing feed for animals, and animal waste.

The cultured meat is formed in large sheets. Upside Foods cuts and forms the product into shapes like cutlets and sausage.

The company says it will be able to produce about 50,000 pounds of meat annually, to expand to 400,000 pounds annually. 

The current chicken industry produces 50 billion pounds per year.

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