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Historically, the USDA regulates meat, poultry, and eggs, whereas the FDA oversees safety . . . for food additives. . . .But emerging biotechnologies may blur those lines of oversight, because some of the new foods don’t fit neatly into existing regulatory definitions. “Cellular culture raises a lot of questions,” says Isha Datar, CEO of New Harvest. . .
To help provide answers, the White House . . .launched an initiative to . . . overhaul how U.S. agencies regulate agricultural biotechnology. And the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington, D.C., is working on a broader study of future biotechnology developments and regulation. . .
In the meantime, industry leaders are thinking about how their potential lab-based foods might be handled by regulators. One approach. . . is to show that their product is similar to an existing product . . . shown to pose no hazards. . . .
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