Cattle Industry Joining Together Against Cell-Cultured Protein

Will Jordan Industry, Livestock, Livestock News, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA)

The discussion around cell-cultured protein has been hot lately with polarizing voices on both sides. As states begin banning the lab-grown meat, national cattle industry organizations from multiple countries are joining together for a greater voice against the unproven technology. I visited with National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President, Mark Eisele, to learn more.

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Hyde-Smith Bill Would Codify Oversight, Regulation of Cell-based Meats

Dan Beef, Industry News Release, Poultry

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi has introduced a bill that would give the Department of Agriculture responsibility to regulate, inspect, and label cell-cultured meat and poultry. The Cell-Cultured Meat and Poultry Regulation Act of 2019 introduced last week, would codify the responsibilities of the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service and the Food and Drug Administration over food products grown …


Formal Lab-Grown Fake Meat Agreement is “What Consumers Deserve”

Dan Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release, Pork, Poultry

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Jennifer Houston released the following statement in response to the formal agreement announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on lab-grown fake meat oversight: “The formal agreement announced today (03-07-19) solidifies USDA’s lead oversight role in the production and labeling of lab-grown fake meat products. This is what NCBA …


NCBA to Reiterate Unwavering Support for USDA Oversight of Lab-Grown Fake Meat

Dan Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) will highlight the food safety and product labeling expertise of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) during a two-day public meeting on lab-grown fake meat. The public meeting, hosted jointly by USDA and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), takes place October 23-24. The meeting agenda lists a wide range of topics for consideration, …

U.S. Pork Calls for Level Playing Field on Regulatory Issues

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) says pork producers now face a “regulatory land grab” by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Bearing the brunt of global trade retaliation, NPPC called on the Department of Agriculture to assert its “proper oversight” of two emerging issues: laboratory-produced cultured protein and gene editing in livestock production. The comments came after the …


Positive “Fake Meat” Provisions in Pending Legislation

Dan Beef, Cattle

Last week there was action in the U.S House concerning “Fake Meat” products. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Director of Government Affairs, Danielle Beck, discusses language in the U.S. House Agriculture Appropriations bill that would give the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture jurisdiction over lab-grown “meat” products. Positive “Fake Meat” Provisions in Pending Legislation