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US Senator Cory Booker Experiences Cell-Based Meat and Finds it Phenomenal


Cory Booker hadn’t eaten animal meat since the 1990s

US senator Cory Booker has tried and endorsed cell-based chicken, saying it “tastes phenomenal.”

The New Jersey politician, who eats a “mostly plant-based” diet, visited the San Francisco headquarters of Eat Just, Inc. earlier this month. The start-up creates cell- based meat for sale in Singapore, which is the only country to have approved it. 

Cory Booker

According to Andrew Noyes, vice president at East Just, this was the first time Booker had eaten meat since the 1990s.  

“We were thrilled to welcome Senator Cory Booker to Eat Just’s headquarters for a tour, tasting, and a roundtable discussion about key issues facing the future of our food system,” Noyes told Plant Based News (PBN). “His enthusiasm for our mission was apparent throughout his visit. We look forward to working with him and other stakeholders on initiatives to accelerate American innovation in food, health, and nutrition.”

Booker appeared on podcast Pod Save America the day after his visit. He revealed he was “blown away” by the taste of the cultured meat. The senator also opened up about his views on shifting to a more sustainable food system. He said: “Empathy is the most necessary ingredient in change. You have to get people to know first — to confront the moral urgencies.” 

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