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The 'world is watching' the cell-based meat industry, says Memphis Meats VP: 'Subpar early products can stigmatize an entire category for decades to come

February 11, 2019, Food Dive

Brian Sylvester is quoted in Food Navigator regarding the potential impact of state-based regulation on the cell-based meat industry. Mr. Sylvester says while there have been a series of bills in individual states attempting to restrict the use of terms such as ‘meat’ or ‘beef’ to the flesh of animals raised and harvested in a traditional manner, these will likely be pre-empted by federal law.

He adds, “'This will be a highly visible sector when products are commercialized. Non GMO claims could very well be made [justifiably], but I’d caution against them without knowing exactly what the production process is.”

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