Regulating meat imitators

Regulating meat imitators

Regulatory oversight of cell- and tissue-cultured food products derived from livestock and poultry belongs with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, ac­cording to a resolution passed this month by state agriculture officials.

Members of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) voted to support the USDA’s jurisdiction as the appropriate lead agency in regulating the meat alternatives. They encouraged the USDA to work with states and other federal agencies in setting the regulatory pathway that prioritizes both food...

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