The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently made history by approving the sale of lab-grown chicken to the public. This marks the first time that a lab-grown meat product has been approved for sale in the US, and it is expected to have a major impact on our food industry.
The two companies that have been granted approval are UPSIDE Foods and GOOD Meat, both of which produce "cultivated" or "cell-cultured" meat. This type of meat is grown from animal cells in bioreactors, rather than being harvested from an animal slaughtered for its flesh.
While lab-grown meat has been approved for sale in the United States, but there are still some concerns about its consumption. Lab-grown meat is also known as cultured or cultivated meat, and it is made by feeding a mix of nutrients to animal cells in stainless steel tanks. While this type of meat is often thought to be more environmentally friendly than beef, some worry that it may not be as safe or healthy as traditional meats.
The main concern with lab-grown meat is that it could contain higher levels of pathogens than traditional meats. This could lead to food poisoning if not handled properly. Additionally, lab-grown meats may contain fewer vitamins and minerals than their traditional counterparts, which could lead to nutritional deficiencies if consumed regularly. Finally, the long-term effects of consuming lab-grown meats are unknown since they have only recently been approved for sale in the United States.
For these reasons, many people are concerned about the safety and health implications of consuming lab-grown meats.