The grocery store aisles and your dinner plate are now a significant step closer to lab-grown meat.
On Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration issued its first-ever rubber stamp to a business that produces cultured meat.
Following completion of the FDA's pre-market consultation procedure, the agency concluded that UPSIDE Foods' safety claims were accurate.
For years, cultured meat has been heralded as a potential remedy for the numerous environmental drawbacks of conventional, animal-produced meat.
Although the actual environmental advantages of lab-grown steaks, fillets, and drumsticks have been questioned by several studies.
Large vats are frequently used to grow cultured meat, where a small number of animal cells are fed a medium or feed stock.
Singapore became the first nation in the world to authorise the sale of cultured meat in 2020.