Bill to Prohibit Labeling Certain Products as ‘Beef’ or ‘Meat’ Pending in ND Legislature

A bill pending in the North Dakota House would prohibit the labeling of certain products as “beef” or “meat.”

“What we’re calling it is ‘cultured-cell protein,'” said the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Jim Schmidt (R-Huff). “There is a move afoot to take tissue out of bovines or cattle, putting them in the petri dish, and growing them to a certain point, to be utilized for human consumption.”

Schmidt is a farmer-rancher. And he said his intent is not to criticize this process – he wants to make sure the labeling is correct.

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