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Environmental & Energy,

Dec. 14, 2018

Slaughter-free meat comes with regulatory challenges

It is all but certain that the USDA and FDA will play a role in regulating various aspects of slaughter-free meat, but the details still need to be worked out.


From almost any perspective -- environmental, animal protection, or human health -- it's clear that meat production must change and fast. Not only does factory farming inflict tremendous cruelty on billions of farmed animals every year, it's a major contributor to climate change, water pollution, and air pollution. It also jeopardizes our health. "Slaughter-free" meat, also known as "clean meat," is poised to be the change our food system desperately needs.

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