An alternative food startup called Eat Just Inc. has passed an initial regulatory hurdle to sell lab-grown chicken to the public in the US.

The US Food and Drug Administration has confirmed that it has no questions about the safety of the chicken grown from animal cells, but the company still needs to gain approvals from the US Department of Agriculture and meet additional regulatory requirements.

The startup has already been approved to sell lab-grown chicken in Singapore and is the only company to have sold products made from animal cells grown in bioreactors to the public.

The company also makes plant-based eggs and has raised over $850 million in funding.

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