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[Politics] Texas Approves Bill Banning ‘Meat’ And ‘Beef’ Labels On Plant-Based And Cell-Cultured Food

 

Do plant-based labels actually confuse consumers? The evidence suggests not.

Texas has approved a bill seeking to ban ‘meat’ and ‘beef’ labels from being used on plant-based and cell-cultured food.

House Bill 316 was okayed by lawmakers earlier this week to prevent brands ‘misleading’ consumers.
The bill strictly defines ‘beef’ and ‘chicken’ as ‘any edible portion of a formerly live and whole cattle/ chicken carcass, not derived by synthetic or artificial means’.

Similarly, it says the label ‘meat’ must not contain any lab-grown, cell-cultured, insect, or plant-based food products.

The bill stirred controversy online, with a slew of social media users criticizing the meat industry’s influence.

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