Cell-Based Meat: What Is It? Who Regulates It?

Cell-Based Meat: What Is It? Who Regulates It?

According to Wikipedia, cell-based meat is also called synthetic meat, cultured meat, lab-grown meat, clean meat, or in-vitro meat. Whatever you call it, there are plenty of question about what it is and how it will be regulated. Here’s your primer.

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Return of the Local Butcher: Meat Class

Return of the Local Butcher: Meat Class

I recently attended a whole hog butchering class here in Indianapolis, which closed the gap between farmer, butcher, and consumer.  

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Fake Meat: When "Beef" Isn't Beef

Fake Meat: When "Beef" Isn't Beef

The U.S. Cattlemen's Association recently filed a petition asking the USDA to issue a formal definition of "beef" as meat derived from cattle. This has set off a battle over labels with makers of lab-grown "clean meat" and plant-based meat substitutes. So just what is "beef"? 

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