In what has been described an ‘historic milestone’, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has judged a cultivated meat product – UPSIDE Foods’ cell-based chicken – to be as safe as its animal-based counterpart.

Having received the FDA’s ‘no questions letter’, UPSIDE Foods now edges closer to commercialisation, which, if achieved, would make the US the second country globally to see cultivated meat enter the market, following on from Singapore’s 2020 regulatory approval​.

Over in Europe, the situation is somewhat different. As of September 2022, FoodNavigator understands that not one company had even submitted a novel food dossier on

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International Meatless Day is celebrated on November 25. It is also known as International Vegetarian Day.

The special day was proposed on 25 November 1986, the birthday of Sadhu Vaswani, the educationist who initiated a mission to adopt vegetarian living.

It is estimated there are 50 to 68 million vegetarians in China, and the number is growing every year. In Shanghai alone, there are 298 registered vegetarian restaurants on the Dianping.com, a restaurant review app.

There is a long history of vegetarian diets in China. Prior to the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC) when meat sources were scarce, the majority of

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European policymakers can fight both rising food costs and climate change by reducing incentives for industrial meat production. Even a 13% cut in the EU’s meat production would be enough to offset the loss of Ukrainian grain exports, reduce food insecurity in developing countries, and ease food price increases.

DENVER/BRUSSELS – European countries are experiencing their worst cost-of-living crisis in decades, owing to surging energy and food costs. COVID-19, the war in Ukraine, and climate change have compounded the increase in commodity prices, leading to food shortages and rapidly rising food insecurity in the developing world. But there is good

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Asia-Pacific could face higher prices of grains and meat after Russia suspended a U.N.-brokered deal that had allowed safe grain shipments out of the Black Sea.

Over the weekend, the Russian foreign ministry said it “can no longer guarantee the safety of civilian dry cargo ships participating in the Black Sea Grain Initiative and will suspend its implementation from today for an indefinite period.” This followed an Ukrainian attack on its fleet in Sevastopol.

Meat production and consumption are key in Asia and for many Asian countries, grains such as wheat, corn, and soybeans are needed for animal feed to

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Part of Back to the Future, from The Highlight, Vox’s home for ambitious stories that explain our world.

This much is true: Production and consumption of meat is an environmental and ethical catastrophe. And we keep eating more of it, with enormous consequences.

There’s climate change and the environment: Almost 15 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions can be traced back to livestock, while in the US alone, air pollution from meat production is linked to 12,700 premature deaths each year. Or lifesaving drugs: Three-quarters of antibiotics used globally are fed to farmed animals, and partially as a

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  • As Europe’s leading distributor of exclusive high-end meats, and restauranteur, Giraudi Meats will add Redefine Meat’s premium-quality New-Meat™ range to its portfolio
  • Partners sign pan-European sales, marketing and distribution agreement – starting with the commercial launch of New-Meat in France today, followed by Italy, Sweden and Greece later this year, with dozens more European countries to follow
  • Giraudi Meats will also add New-Meat products on the menus of their chain of Beefbar restaurants across Europe, starting with the Paris Beefbar today

PARIS, Oct. 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Ahead of Europe’s largest food exhibition, SIAL (15-19 October), New-Meat™ 

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