A study in an upcoming volume of Cognition explores the impact of classes on the ethics of meat to students’ decisions around meat consumption.
Study Examines Impact of Ethics Classes on Meat Consumption
Georgia Governor Signs Bill Restricting Labeling of Alternative Proteins
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed into law a bill that makes it unlawful to label any cultured meat product “as meat or any product from an animal” without distinct identification as “lab-grown,” “lab-created,” or “grown in a lab.” The law also requires similar labeling for plant-based products.
GAO Recommends FDA and USDA “Fully Incorporate” Collaboration Practices for Regulation of Cellular Agriculture
The U.S. Government Accountability Office has released its report on the partnership between the Food and Drug Administration and the United States Department of Agriculture. The report recommends that the two agencies “more fully incorporate leading practices for effective collaboration in the agencies’ interagency agreement.”
New Book Grapples with the Sustainability of Meat Production
A new book, Green Meat?: Sustaining Eaters, Animals, and the Planet, examines the complexity of the relationship between raising animals for food and sustainability by considering the issue from interdisciplinary lenses.
Perfect Day Secures “No Questions” Letter for its Non-Animal Whey Protein
The Food and Drug Administration has issued a letter to cultivated dairy startup Perfect Day, stating that the agency currently has “no questions” regarding the company’s conclusion that its non-animal whey protein is Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) for its intended use.
Virginia Governor Vetoes Bill Limiting Definition of “Milk”
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam vetoed a bill passed by both the House and Senate that would have prohibited foods to be labeled as “milk” unless that product was “obtained by the complete milking of a healthy hooved mammal.”