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Via the farm bill, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is as close as ever to wiping out state animal welfare laws.

“Clean meat” has become the term of preference for nearly every company working to commercialize real meat grown from animal cells. However, a new suggestion of “craft meat” was put forward recently by an influential science communicator. I offer some thoughts on the two terms — and others — in a new article.

Whatever you call it, investors keep pouring millions into it. Clean fish company Finless Foods is the latest to close a multi-million dollar funding round.

While the name game gets debated, there’s a federal food fight over clean meat regulations, forcing many to ask the meaty question: Which agency should guard the hen(less) house?

And speaking of federal food fights, the House passed its version of the farm bill yesterday, and it contains a dangerous provision — the King Amendment — that would wipe out many of the most important animal welfare laws in the nation. But it will only become law if people don’t raise their voices, which you can do here, and I hope you will.


P.S. Video of the week: RIP Koko (and Robin Williams).

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Paul Shapiro
Author, Clean Meat: How Growing Meat without Animals Will Revolutionize Dinner and the World

Husband of Toni Okamoto. Author of nat’l bestseller Clean Meat. CEO of The Better Meat Co. Host of Business for Good Podcast. 4x TEDx speaker.

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