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  • 03 December, 2020

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LAB-GROWN MEAT

LAB-GROWN MEAT: CLEARED IN SINGAPORE, EMERGING ALTERNATIVE WORLDWIDE:

The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) approved this week the sale of a lab-grown meat product.

How is lab-grown or cultured meat different from plant-based meat?

  • The latter is made from plant sources such as soy or pea protein, while cultured meat is grown directly from cells in a laboratory.
  • Objective: to offer alternatives to traditional meat products that could feed a lot more people, reduce the threat of zoonotic diseases, and mitigate the environmental impact of meat consumption.
  • In terms of cellular structure, cultured or cultivated meat is the same as conventional meat except that cultured meat does not come directly from animals.

Source: TH


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