The Singapore Food Agency is the first regulatory body to approve the sale of cell-cultured chicken grown in a lab without the slaughter of any poultry. However, some people are skeptical of the product’s green credentials.

On Wednesday, sustainable food company East Just Inc. announced its cultured chicken has been given the green light to be sold in Singapore as an ingredient in chicken bites.

Eat Just said in a press release that the firm has formed strategic partnerships with established local manufacturers in Singapore to produce cultured chicken cells and create the final product.

The lab-grown meat will be sold first to restaurants before being made available to all customers.

Co-founder and CEO Josh Tetrick said the product will be priced at premium chicken prices when it launches in a Singapore restaurant “in the very near term.” (RT)