American dinner plates are getting closer to having lab-grown meat

Written by: Vasantha


Some American restaurants may serve lab-grown meat this year, once the stuff of science fiction. After one company won approval from a key regulator, executives at cultivated meat companies are optimistic that the meat could be on the menu within months.

Argentine Francis Mallmann and Spaniard José Andrés have signed on to showcase the meats at their high-end restaurants as a show of confidence.

cultivated meat faces big obstacles on its way to supermarket shelves.

To make beef steaks and chicken breasts more affordable, companies need more funding to increase production. In the process, they will need to overcome consumer reluctance.

A cultured meat product is made from a small sample of cells collected from livestock, which are then fed nutrients and grown in enormous steel vessels known as bioreactors.

Only one country has approved retail sales of the product so far, Singapore. It is expected that the United States will follow suit.

Earlier this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved UPSIDE Foods' cultivated chicken breast as safe to eat.



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