The new laws are similar to one passed in Missouri that is the subject of a federal lawsuit, while a Montana bill awaits the governor’s signature. Montana, Mississippi and South Dakota are the three latest states to pass legislation to prohibit labeling products that are not from a slaughtered animal as meat. While Mississippi and South Dakota’s bills are now law, Montana’s bill is still awaiting the signature of Gov. Steve Bullock.
Lightbulb Moment: This law not only affects plant-based meats but potentially cell-based or lab-grown meat. Let’s see if this goes the way of the “dairy” fight. Want to understand the drivers behind the new laws? That’s where Culinary Tides, Inc. comes in.