APAC-SCA Memorandum of Understanding
The Asia-Pacific Society for Cellular Agriculture (APAC-SCA)––a collective focused on establishing, implementing, and developing strategic frameworks to spur innovation in the Cellular Agriculture, Food Transformation, and Alternative Protein space––has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreeing to use the common term “cultivated” to describe meat and other food products grown directly from animal cells. The MOU recognizes[KAR1] that the lack of common terminology to date “increases the risk of consumer confusion, potentially hindering widespread adoption” and is meant to facilitate regulatory standardization and build public trust. This historic agreement was announced on October 28th during Singapore International Agri-Food Week.
[To accompany International Update "International Coalition Agrees to Use Term “Cultivated” Meat" from Brooks Animal Law Digest CA Issue No. 28.]