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Singapore grants world's first approval to lab-grown meat

Chicken grown by US start-up Eat Just meets city-state's standards for use in nuggets

Eat Just said it had formed partnerships with local manufacturers in Singapore to produce cultured chicken cells and formulate its finished product for restaurants. (Photo courtesy of Eat Just)

LONDON/SINGAPORE (Financial Times) -- Guilt-free meat has moved closer to consumer reality after Singapore became the first country to approve a lab-grown product.

The Singapore Food Agency on Wednesday said the chicken made by US start-up Eat Just met its safety standards for use in nuggets, paving the way for a commercial launch in the Asian city-state.

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