U.S. approves lab-grown meat for the first time

Three cultivated meat companies have cleared the final hurdle with the Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Grants of inspection were issued to Upside Foods, Good Meat, and a biological company affiliated with Good Meat.

This was the final step in the regulatory review process.

Cultivated meat is grown in steel tanks, using cells that come from a living animal, a fertilized egg or a special bank of stored cells. In Upside’s case, it comes out in large sheets that are then formed into shapes like chicken cutlets and sausages. Good Meat, which already sells cultivated meat in Singapore, turns masses of chicken cells into cutlets, nuggets, shredded meat, and satays, according to AP News.