Singapore (Web Desk): Singapore became the first country to approve sale of lab-grown meat.
Meat created without slaughtering any animals will soon be available in restaurants, said Josh Tetrick, co-founder and CEO of Eat Just.
The news marks a “breakthrough for the global food industry”, said the company, as firms increasingly try to find less environmentally harmful ways of producing meat.
“I’m sure that our regulatory approval for cultured meat will be the first of many in Singapore and in countries around the globe,” said Josh Tetrick.
The Singapore Food Agency, the city-state’s regulator, confirmed a foreign news agency that it had approved the sale of Eat Just’s lab-grown chicken in nuggets after concluding it was safe for consumption.
The high-tech city-state has become a hub for the development of sustainable foods, with start-ups producing goods ranging from lab-grown “seafood” to dumplings made with tropical fruit instead of pork.