The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a US safety agency, has approved cell-cultured chickens after conducting a “careful evaluation.” The company Upside Foods has produced them in steel tanks using live animal cells. However, before Upside Foods can sell its goods, it must overcome a number of obstacles; for instance, the manufacturing facility must receive regulatory clearance. Nevertheless, the company’s founder and CEO, Uma Valeti, dubbed the announcement “a watershed moment in the history of food”. The FDA stated that it made its conclusion based on data and information submitted by the firm and that it currently has no further questions. The company’s founder and CEO, Uma Valeti, said, “We started Upside amid a world full of skeptics, and today, we’ve made history again as the first company to receive a ‘No Questions Letter’ from the FDA for cultivated meat.”

Similar products are being developed by a number of emerging food enterprises, with the potential to drastically reduce water and carbon emissions while also freeing up space for natural habitats. When compared to the usual European diet, scientists claim that eating such items could reduce environmental pressures by more than 80%. Future predictions show that cultured meat products will consume a growing share of the global meat market. Ernst van Orsouw, CEO of Roslin Technologies, a Scottish food technology company, called the FDA clearance of Upside Foods a “huge milestone” in the sector. He added that this action will spur additional investment and innovation in the cultured food sector.