Advances in scientific research have fostered cutting edge technologies such as cultured meat and cow less milk as touted by the promoters receiving considerable attention in recent times. The perceived benefits seem promising since, gas emissions, water and land use and animal suffering are reduced considerably as claimed by the proponents. This article aims to provide an overview on the religious and regulatory perspectives of animal less meat and milk. The dietary laws of some major religions are discussed followed by global food regulation and role of codex in emerging technologies. Religious perspectives of Hindus, Christians and Muslims on culture meat has also been discussed in detail. The regulatory status of European Union and United States are presented. In conclusion, consumer acceptance remains the wild card in making any technology grow. However, Innovation and technological progress are very important to shape the future of agriculture and food security and can only be achieved through appropriate support from all stakeholders.
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] Technical Affairs Division, CTL, Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council, UAE
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