Real chicken grown in a lab may be arriving in our supermarkets soon…
The Food and Drug Administration has declared the production process to be safe. That’s a key step in the approval process.
We wrote an open letter to chickens to tell them we received an “NQL” from the FDA, accepting our safety conclusion that UPSIDE’s cultivated chicken will be available following USDA inspection & label approval.🐔 Don't read chicken? Read the translation at https://t.co/5mGA8U8XLl pic.twitter.com/pz4enFKYZA— UPSIDE Foods (@upsidefoods) November 18, 2022
“This is a watershed moment in the history of food,” said Uma Valeti, founder of Upside Foods. There’s a whole young industry out there developing meats that are cultivated from cells extracted from animals, usually via a biopsy.
The technology is “self-renewing,” meaning the process does not require slaughtering animals.