DeSantis wants to ban ‘fake meat.’ The world is watching.

February 11, 2024

China Weekly, a Chinese language publication, mentioned a Florida bill that would ban the sale and manufacturing of cultivated meat, also sometimes referred to as lab-grown meat. The cultivated meat issue could put Florida’s Republican leaders in an awkward position. At least, that’s the argument made by those in the cultivated meat industry. Rep. Danny Alvarez, R-Valrico, is the sponsor of the bill to ban and criminalize the sale of cultivated meat. He said he’s pushing for a ban on these products because there are unanswered safety questions about cultivated meat.