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Bill regulating what can be called 'meat' passes AZ House

Last week, the state House passed a bill that would prohibit a business from labeling a product as meat unless it came directly from an animal.

Rep. Alexander Kolodin was the sole Republican to vote against it. He argued the language of the bill is too vague and inconsistent. 

"If I were to take, say, veggie burgers and I were to say 'meaty veggie burgers,' is that misrepresenting the product as meat?" Kolodin asked. 

While some Democrats in the chamber voted in favor of the bill, others said the Food and Drug Administration already regulates lab-grown meats.

The bill now goes to the Senate. 

Greg Hahne started as a news intern at KJZZ in 2020 and returned as a field correspondent in 2021. He learned his love for radio by joining Arizona State University's Blaze Radio, where he worked on the production team.