Controversial Food Banned By Second State

Controversial Food Banned By Second State

( – Two US states have now passed laws banning meat grown in labs. Florida passed their law in early May, and now Alabama has joined them with their passage of the “Alabama Bill” on May 7. The bill bans the production, distribution, and sale of any food that is made from the cells of animals that have been grown in a lab.

The sponsors of the legislation were Representative Danny Crawford and Senator Jack Williams, both Republicans, and Kay Ivey, governor of Alabama, signed the legislation into law. Supporters of the law assert that it will shield ranchers and farmers from the competition of lab-grown meat. The law also addresses the concern that many Americans have: that the rich and powerful in this world are pushing foods that are unnatural onto the vast population.

Erin Beasley, a VP of Alabama’s Cattlemen’s Association, stated that ranchers work tirelessly to raise beef that is high in quality so that their customers will have the opportunity to purchase wholesome, safe, and real meat.

Those who criticize individuals for harboring a misguided distrust of cultivated meat assert that the regulations the US passed last year address all their concerns. Some critics contend that protein grown in a lab serves as a viable substitute for meat, which necessitates land for animal rearing, crops for sustenance, and water for livestock.

Critics also complain that the emissions of methane from cattle are a major cause of total global emissions. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), each cow produces nearly 264 pounds of gas every year based on total emissions produced.

The Florida governor, Ron DeSantis, released a comment on the passage of their ban on meat grown in the lab, stating that the ban fights the global rich and powerful elite’s goal to replace real meat with that grown in a lab’s petri dish.

Arizona, Kentucky, Tennessee, and West Virginia officials have stated that they are in the planning stages of similar bans.

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