Cultivated Meat Can Be Halal and Kosher, Provided Certain Conditions Are Met

In a move that could have profound consequences for how billions of people eat in the future, a group of leading Islamic scholars has advised that cultivated meat can be halal, provided certain conditions are met.

The largest kosher certification agency the Orthodox Union (OU) has concluded the cultivated chicken made by an Israeli company met kosher criteria.

The OU will also work to create more detailed guidance for the sector. These decisions are timely and important to ensure cultivated meat production can meet the needs of the millions of people in Europe and beyond who observe halal and kosher diets.