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Cultured Meat in Europe: Which country is leading the race?

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Cultured meat as a concept has been long discussed in Europe, so why has the EU not pushed ahead of Singapore to bring cultured-meat products to the market?

PROVEG: Cultured meat has the potential to greatly improve the competitiveness and sustainability of the meat industry in Europe. But what are the governments’ appetite for cultured meat like in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, and the UK? How are they reacting to this new method of producing meat, and which country is leading the race for cultured meat in Europe?

In December 2020, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) approved the sale of Californian startup Eat Just’s bite-sized chicken product made with cultured meat. The SFA was the first, and remains the only, regulatory authority in the world to approve a cultured-meat product for sale on the open market.

Cultured meat as a concept has been long discussed in Europe, so why has the EU not pushed ahead of Singapore to bring cultured-meat products to the market? And which European countries are most likely to catch up with this innovative SouthEast Asian pioneer?…

We’ve ranked five key European countries based on their governments’ involvement in and attitudes towards cultured meat… The field of cellular agriculture has moved more quickly from the academic environment to the private sector than most other technologies in the biotech and biomedical fields, which is why ProVeg recommends that governments fund public research in this nascent field. SOURCE…

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