Singapore gives green light for sale of artificial meat, a world’s first

Lab-grown chicken is the new trend in Singapore

Singapore has approved the sale of laboratory-created chicken, becoming the first country in the world to green-light meat created without slaughtering any animals, a product called “cultured” meat.

US start-up Eat Just said on December 2 that its meat had been approved for sale in Singapore as an ingredient in chicken nuggets. The news marked a “breakthrough for the global food industry,” the company said, as firms increasingly try to find less environmentally harmful ways of producing meat.

Eat Just’s product is created from animal cells without the slaughter of any chickens, and it will debut in Singapore under the “GOOD Meat” brand as a chicken bite.

The company insists that the poultry’s flavour and taste are the same as the real thing. The artificial chicken product will be priced similar to premium chicken for the first six months, after which the cost will come down over time as the company builds global scale.

Coming next: “Cultured” burgers

In Singapore, cultured burgers may be next. Eat Just is planning to submit its application for lab-created beef there during the first half of next year.

For its chicken nuggets, the San Francisco-based company conducted over 20 production runs in 1,200-liter bioreactors to make the chicken alternative, and checks on safety and quality showed its “cultured” product –  the term for meat grown in labs from animal cells –  met food standards.

The Singapore Food Agency, the city-state’s regulator, confirmed it had approved the sale of Eat Just’s lab-grown chicken in nuggets after concluding it was safe for consumption.

The country is moving quickly to allow the sale of cultured meat, a process that fits into its broader food-security agenda. The densely populated island nation, which relies mostly on other countries for food, has deepened its focus on getting enough to eat for its 5.7 million people as the Covid-19 crisis exposes fragility in supply chains worldwide.



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Lab-grown chicken is the new trend in Singapore Singapore has approved the sale of laboratory-created chicken, becoming the first country in the world to green-light meat created without slaughtering any animals, a product called "cultured" meat. US start-up Eat Just said on December 2 that its meat had been approved for sale in Singapore as an ingredient in chicken nuggets. The news marked a "breakthrough for the global food industry," the company said, as firms increasingly try to find less environmentally harmful ways of producing meat. Eat Just’s product is created from animal cells without the slaughter of any chickens,...

Lab-grown chicken is the new trend in Singapore

Singapore has approved the sale of laboratory-created chicken, becoming the first country in the world to green-light meat created without slaughtering any animals, a product called “cultured” meat.

US start-up Eat Just said on December 2 that its meat had been approved for sale in Singapore as an ingredient in chicken nuggets. The news marked a “breakthrough for the global food industry,” the company said, as firms increasingly try to find less environmentally harmful ways of producing meat.

Eat Just’s product is created from animal cells without the slaughter of any chickens, and it will debut in Singapore under the “GOOD Meat” brand as a chicken bite.

The company insists that the poultry’s flavour and taste are the same as the real thing. The artificial chicken product will be priced similar to premium chicken for the first six months, after which the cost will come down over time as the company builds global scale.

Coming next: “Cultured” burgers

In Singapore, cultured burgers may be next. Eat Just is planning to submit its application for lab-created beef there during the first half of next year.

For its chicken nuggets, the San Francisco-based company conducted over 20 production runs in 1,200-liter bioreactors to make the chicken alternative, and checks on safety and quality showed its “cultured” product –  the term for meat grown in labs from animal cells –  met food standards.

The Singapore Food Agency, the city-state’s regulator, confirmed it had approved the sale of Eat Just’s lab-grown chicken in nuggets after concluding it was safe for consumption.

The country is moving quickly to allow the sale of cultured meat, a process that fits into its broader food-security agenda. The densely populated island nation, which relies mostly on other countries for food, has deepened its focus on getting enough to eat for its 5.7 million people as the Covid-19 crisis exposes fragility in supply chains worldwide.



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