Iowa Bill Would Prohibit Schools from Serving Cultivated Meats or Plant-Based Foods Using Traditional Animal-Based Terms

Iowa House File 377 would prohibit the state’s Department of Education from serving cultivated meats or plant-based alternatives in schools if they are described as “eggs, meat, burgers, or other terms commonly used to reference animal-based food products.” The bill claims that “providing such foods as an option for children at schools is an insult to the dignity of [Iowa’s] families[.]” The bill has been referred to the House Education Committee.