To be (meat) or not to be (meat): Is cultured meat actually meat?

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Odd as it may sound, there is a considerable debate on whether cultured meat should be called meat or not. Supporters of this position state that the tissue is created from animal muscle cells, just like ordinary meat. Because cultured meat is made of animal cells it can be labelled as meat without any reservation. Opponents on the other hand claim that slaughter of an animal is central to producing meat and hence cultured meat should be labelled as a meat substitute.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherMarketing and Consumer Behaviour (MCB)
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 21 Apr 2021


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