“It seems to me that the folks who want to buy vegan burgers...they would appreciate it not being labeled as meat or a meat food product,” said Andy Gibson, Mississippi’s Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce.
Americans eat nearly 50 billion burgers a year—about 3 burgers a week for each person in the U.S. While May 28th is National Burger Day, we can’t help but add a slice of cheese to celebrate all over again!
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will both be involved in regulatory oversight of cell-culture food originating from livestock and poultry, also known as "fake meat."
Missouri might be the first state to enact legislation that requires labeling of plant-based and lab-grown meat to be clear when compared to meat from livestock. But why and how did this legislative effort begin?
Could a meatless revolution curb the cravings of a $900-billion-plus global real-meat market? New money shines brightest, but despite a stampede of investment, the future of fake meat is hardly settled.