With lab grown products becoming a trending topic, the Canadian Cattlemen's Association has created a definition of beef and meat.

Last month at their Annual General Meeting in Ottawa, the Association passed the definition for beef and meat to "only include products derived from actual livestock raised and harvested for human consumption."

Canadian Cattlemen's Association Executive-Vice President, Dennis Laycraft, says the definition is what consumers correctly believe meat is.

"I think consumers in recent surveys have actually shown they want them (cultured products) to be accurately described and not just cosmetically described," he said.

Laycraft says they've always had policies in place about accurate labelling, which are undergoing a modernization process.

"And not misleading or negative advert labelling," he adds. "You know trying to pit one group against another. We don't see there's any benefit in doing that."

He says this discussion surrounding labelling and defining products is also being had among the international standard setting bodies.


Send your news tips, story ideas and comments to [email protected]

Follow on Twitter @GoldenWestABAg @JessicaR_Giles

More Ag News

Farm Group Questions UCP Plan To Repeal Bill 6

The Alberta Federation of Agriculture doesn't think repealing the farm safety legislation Bill 6 is a good move. Federation President, Lynn Jacobson, who says they've been lobbying for 20 years to…

2019-20 Crop Acres Still A Mystery

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) says for 2019-20, the area seeded by province by crop in Canada is a major uncertainty. Across Eastern and Western Canada, moisture conditions remain below…

Educating About African Swine Fever

The arrival of African swine fever (ASF) into Canada would be devastating to the pork industry. That from Dr. Egan Brockhoff with Prairie Swine Health Services, who gave a presentation last week at…

Fed Cattle Prices Remain Steady

Fed cattle prices have remained fairly steady over the past few weeks. Brian Perillat is a senior market analyst with Canfax. "Kind of in that transition between the yearlings getting cleaned up and…

DiscoverWestman.com is Westman's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide