Missouri bill seeks to regulate labeling of meat substitutes

Missouri lawmakers appear to have beef with the mis-labeling of meat.

The Missouri House voted Thursday to ban companies from labeling lab-grown meat or meat substitutes as meat.

Under the law, which would be the first of its kind in the U.S., a product can’t be marketed as meat unless it’s derived from an animal.

The proposal, which is part of an omnibus agriculture bill known as House Committee Bill 16, has the backing of Missouri’s pork producers, the Missouri Farm Bureau and the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association.

Companies that make vegetable-based meat substitutes are trying to halt the progress of the bill, which now moves to the Senate.

Read more: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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