Florida introduces two bills to ban production and sale of cultivated meat

Florida is looking to ban the production and sale of cultivated meat.

Two state lawmakers submitted proposals that would strengthen the state’s agriculture sector, and both bills would make it unlawful to manufacture, sell, deliver, hold, or offer for-sale cultivated meat for human consumption. 

The bills also ensure there are criminal penalties for trespassing on commercial ag property, prohibit the harvest and purchase of palmetto berries, and make 4H and FFA activities excused absences for Florida schools.