The company, known for its plant-based egg made of mung beans, announced in early December that its cultured chicken pieces have been approved for sale in Singapore. This paves the way for a small-scale commercial launch.
Cell-based meat has excited investors and environmentalists as it is a way of producing meat without slaughtering animals, while potentially incurring a smaller carbon footprint. The cultured meat is grown in facilities, and does not require extensive tracts of land for the farming of animals, or to grow crops such as soy to feed the animals.
However, experts have cautioned that the exact climate impact of cell-based meat will depend on factors such as how the energy needed to manufacture the meat is derived.