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Singapore approves sale of lab-grown meat in world first

2nd December, 2020 Science and Technology

Context: Singapore to support high-tech farming and new means of food production.

  • Singapore has given U.S. start-up Eat Just the green light to sell its lab-grown chicken meat, in what the firm says is the world’s first regulatory approval for so-called clean meat that does not come from slaughtered animals.
  • The so-called clean or cultured meat, which is grown from animal muscle cells in a lab, is still at a nascent stage given high production costs.

  • The Singapore Food Agency said it had reviewed data relating to process, manufacturing control and safety testing before granting approval.