Cultivated chaos: How alt-meat could fight state bans

A growing number of states are banning the sale of cell-cultivated meat, but no one has tried to take them down. Here’s a breakdown of what could sizzle up when these laws get their day in court.

Cell-cultivated chicken at UPSIDE Foods' "Freedom of Food" event in Miami. Courtesy of UPSIDE Foods.

Happy Tuesday and welcome to Food Fix! I’m Amaru Sanchez, a food and food-tech lawyer based in D.C. and your guest host for today. I advise domestic and international companies on navigating the complex regulations of the FDA, USDA and various state agencies at Wiley Rein. (Disclosure: I represent a few players in this space, but today’s post doesn’t represent any of them.)

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