So many bills, so little time. Here’s another example, highlighted for me by an opponent of legislation that has now passed both the House and Senate to prevent labeling of lab-grown products as “meat.”
Under HB 1417, meat means “a portion of a livestock, poultry, or cervid [deer] carcass that is edible by humans.” It does not include products derived from plants or insects or grown in a laboratory.
This legislation is part of a national campaign by cattlemen and others in expectation of the coming commercial debut of lab-grown “meat.” This article explains the background
Serious stuff, no doubt, with implications for the planet (cow gas, anyone?). But my mind wandered. The bill doesn’t include rabbits among the animals whose carcasses can be labeled as meat. Nor horses (more understandable given that there’s no inspection of horse meat in the U.S. and without