A Central Florida lawmaker is trying to ban lab-grown meat in the Sunshine State.
The proposed legislation (HB 435) defines lab-grown meat, also known as cultivated meat, as “any meat or food product produced from cultured animal cells.”
Florida House Republican Ryler Sirois introduced a new bill that would make it illegal to manufacture or sell cultivated food products.
People who violate the measure would face a misdemeanor charge and a fine of up to $1,000.
Businesses could also lose their license. The next state legislative session will begin on January 9th.