Tilly Metz, MEP & Ulrike Müller, MEP are organizing on 13 July from 1-3 pm the European Parliament Event


Cultivated meat in the EU

Panel discussion on challenges and perspectives


Across the planet, researchers and companies are developing cellular meat and other cultivated animal products (sea food, milk, eggs, gelatine). Instead of growing inside of animals, cellular animal products are based on cells extracted from live animals and cultivated in laboratories and bioreactors. In the EU, these products fall under the Novel Foods legislation (Regulation 2015/2283). None such product is currently allowed for EU distribution, however first applications for the EU market are expected in the near future.


What are these products, how are they produced? What exactly is the legal framework for their potential introduction into the EU market? What are the potential risks and benefits?  What is their predicted environmental, social and animal welfare impact? Are they really an alternative to traditional animal products or plant-based alternatives? What do consumers and farmers think?


These questions and more await the panelists and the audience. Join us for an open discussion on this novel type of food.


The event will be interpreted into French and English (German tbc) and refreshments will be offered. Please register via this link. In case you opt for remote attendance, you will receive the login details via email ahead of the event.


Please register here.




13:00     Welcome by the hosts


13:05     Panel A : Setting the scene

Moderated by Ulrike Müller, MEP


Robert Jones

President of Cellular Agriculture Europe and Head of Public Affairs at Mosa Meat

Bruno Gautrais

DG Santé,  Head of Unit, Unit E2 – Food processing technologies and novel foods

Pelle Sinke

Researcher at CE Delft, author of a lifecycle analysis on cultivated meat


13:40     Q & A session


14:00     Panel B : Discussion

Moderated by Tilly Metz


Alex Holst

Senior Policy Manager, Good Food Institute Europe (GFI Europe)

Camille Perrin

Senior Food Policy Office, The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC)

Olga Kikou

European Affairs Manager, Compassion in World Farming (CIWF)

Morgan Ody

Farmer and member of the Coordinating Committee of European Coordination Via Campesina (ECVC)


14:55     Closing remarks by the hosts






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