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Israeli Rabbi says cultured meat is kosher

A person slices a steak with a knife on a wooden chopping board. Photo by Los Muertos Crew via Pexels.

Israel’s chief Rabbi David Lau recently ruled that lab-grown beef produced by the company Aleph Farms could be considered kosher. Due to the way this beef is produced (the meat is cultivated from stem cells) he concluded that it would be classed as pareve - that is a food that is neither meat nor dairy. However, this ruling came with the caveat that this would only be the case if the lab-grown meat was advertised as a meat alternative rather than real meat.

Read more in this piece in the Times of Israel and also this piece in TIME.

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