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# Countries approve cultivated meat by 2023

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On November 26, 2020, Singapore became the first country to approve the commercial sale of cultivated meat. The San Francisco startup, Eat Just, can now sell its cultivated chicken nuggets through its soon-to-be-built, Singapore based restaurants. The CEO and co-founder of Eat Just, Josh Tetrick, says he plans to expand from the company's one restaurant, to five, and eventually to ten. He hopes that "Singapore’s decision to approve his company’s “GOOD Meat” chicken nuggets would spur regulators in the United States and countries in Western Europe to move faster to regulate lab-grown meat."

Cultivated meat is growing in popularity, not just for startups, but also for consumers.

"Dozens of firms are developing cultivated chicken, beef and pork, with a view to slashing the impact of industrial livestock production on the climate and nature crises, as well as providing cleaner, drug-free and cruelty-free meat. Currently, about 130 million chickens are slaughtered every day for meat, and 4 million pigs. By weight, 60% of the mammals on earth are livestock, 36% are humans and only 4% are wild."

However, no country besides Singapore has yet legalized the sale of a cultivated meat product.

How many countries will approve the commercial sale of cultivated meat by 2023?

This question resolves as the number of countries who have approved the commercial sale of at least one cultivated meat product for human consumption before January 1, 2023.

For a product to be deemed a "cultivated meat product", it must contain at least 20% cultivated meat by weight (where cultivated meat is here defined as meat that is grown primarily or entirely in cell culture, rather than in an animal’s body).

Resolution is by credible news source, reports from regulators, or statements by relevant cultivated meat companies.

Cultivated meat is here defined as meat that is grown primarily or entirely in cell culture, rather than in an animal’s body.

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