Lab Grown Meat

Kashrut of Cultured Meat was approved by the CJLS on November 14, 2017 by a vote of 21-1. I concluded that the species of animal from which cultured meat derives matters–it must come from a kosher source–but that the forbidden status of “meat torn from a live animal” is not transmitted to later generations in the cell line. And, drum roll, that while such meat could arguably be considered to be pareve, there are grounds for doubt, and we should rule stringently that cultured meat will be “meaty” and not permitted to mix with dairy products.