EU Regulators Convene to Shape Policies for Cultivated Meat Industry

On January 23rd, 2024, European Union Agriculture Ministers met to discuss regulations for cultivated meat within the twenty-seven Member States following its approvals in Singapore, the United States, and Israel. ProVeg, a plant-based advocacy group, supports the move, citing significant economic and environmental benefits within the EU's regulatory framework. Jasmijn de Boo, ProVeg's CEO, sees the EU as a potential Silicon Valley for cultivated meat companies, emphasizing the need to address concerns to avoid falling behind in the global agri-tech race. While Singapore and the US have already approved products, De Boo notes that innovative European companies are gearing up to bring their offerings to European consumers.