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CEO Dr Uma Valeti (center) and CSO Nicholas Genovese (right) test Memphis Meats' latest innovations

'We can produce up to 10,000 cows’ worth of meat with a single biopsy'

Memphis Meats: ‘What’s common in Silicon Valley is that you move fast and break things, but that's an awful way to approach making food’

By Elaine Watson

Excitement is building as cultured meat approaches commercialization, but “science does not occur in a cultural vacuum” and bringing consumers and regulators with you on the journey is more important than being first to market, says clean meat start-up...

Walmart backs potassium salt petition

Walmart backs potassium salt petition

By Elaine Watson

Walmart has joined a growing number of food retailers and manufacturers backing a citizen’s petition from NuTek Food Science asking the FDA to allow ‘potassium salt’ as an alternate name for potassium chloride on food labels.

Dr Gottlieb:

PBFA: Changing course now could put the FDA in a legal bind

FDA commissioner weighs into plant-based ‘milk’ debate

By Elaine Watson

FDA commissioner Dr Scott Gottlieb says the agency is “actively” exploring whether consumers are being misled by the use of terms such as ‘milk’ or ‘yogurt’ to describe plant based products, but says the FDA's radio silence on this issue in recent...

Fear of competition – not consumer protection – behind Cattlemen's petition, claim plant-based, clean meat brands

Labeling framework for plant-based and clean meat should reflect modern technology and consumer trends, says GFI

Fear of competition – not consumer protection – is behind Cattlemen's petition, claim plant-based, clean meat brands

By Elaine Watson

A desire to protect its members, not consumers, is the primary motivation behind the US Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) petition to restrict use of the terms ‘beef’ and ‘meat’ to products from animals “born, raised, and harvested in the traditional manner”...

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