In a historic moment for the global cellular agriculture sector, the Singaporean Government has become the first government worldwide to give regulatory approval for cell-cultivated meat to be sold in a commercial market. The development is a major milestone for the emerging cellular agriculture industry’s path to commercialisation across the globe.
Eat Just’s cell-cultivated chicken will debut in a single restaurant in Singapore, as a crumbed chicken bite. Eat Just is producing its cultivated chicken under the GOOD Meat brand through a collaboration with local manufacturer the Food Innovation and Resource Centre, with plans underway to scale production and eventually launch in retail.
In keeping with their agenda on food security, Singapore has set a target to produce 30% of its own food by 2030. The nation’s support of cellular agriculture technology is a key pillar of this strategy, paving a path for other nations to follow its investment in safe and sustainable food technology.
“Singapore has really spent a lot more time and energy getting this right than Western Europe and the U.S.,” Eat Just CEO Josh Tetrick said. “We want Singapore to be the focus of our manufacturing globally, they’re just really forward thinking in building an enabling environment for this kind of work.”
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