Meat is made in the laboratory from animal cells, not by slaughtering or killing. The United States has approved the consumption of meat artificially produced in the lab by taking cells from the body of animals. This meat has been produced in the laboratory for the first time by taking cells from the body of a living animal. It was recently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). News from Reuters.

A company called Upside Foods made this meat by harvesting cells from the bodies of live chickens. The meat is produced in stainless-steel tanks using living animal cells. After the approval of the FDA, the lab-made meat will be released to the market only after the approval of the country’s Department of Agriculture. That is, it may be possible to sell this meat to consumers only after a little more testing by the US Department of Agriculture.

FDA Commissioner Robert M. Califf and Susan Main, director of FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, said the world is facing a food revolution, and FDA is committed to supporting these innovations in the food supply. The FDA said the statement was published after verifying the information provided by Upside Foods.

Upside Foods is headquartered in Berkeley, California. Company founder and CEO Uma Valeti said, ‘We started the Upside journey amid a lot of skepticism. But now we have made history. The FDA has approved our lab-grown meat.’

Note that currently the demand for meat in the world is 1.4 trillion dollars. Within the next decade, one-tenth of the world’s total meat demand will be supplied by such meats made from animal cells. In the United States, an average of 50 million turkeys (a type of bird) are killed every year on Thanksgiving Day. Turkey is very popular with Americans. In addition to the United States, the number of people who eat meat in Europe, Asia or other countries is increasing day by day. Those concerned believe that this technology will make a revolutionary contribution to meeting the needs of human meat without destroying animals. Hundreds of billions of animal lives will be saved every year!

(November 19/RZ)