DeSantis Bans Lab-Grown Meat In Florida

( – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed all sorts of bills since taking the helm of the Sunshine State, and the latest is one of the most interesting: Florida will ban the sale of lab-grown meat in the state in order to make sure the agriculture industry continues to thrive.

On Wednesday, May 1, DeSantis signed legislation that would ban selling artificial meat made in a lab as part of a larger commitment by his administration to maintain a “vibrant agriculture industry.” DeSantis said at a press conference that the bill differed from past legislation designed to protect agriculture in that its focus will be on protecting the industry from any “acts of man” motivated by an “ideological agenda.” Specifically, that agenda entails blaming climate change on ranchers raising cattle.

The Florida governor said that such people tend to lecture others about global warming and the environment, trying to dictate what sort of cars other people drive, or condemn agriculture, while simultaneously “flying to Davos” on “private jets.” DeSantis said that the climate change movement is about “imposing restrictions on freedoms for everyday people” as elite people in power pull the strings, call the shots, and do “whatever the hell they want.”

DeSantis then called out the World Economic Forum (WEF), claiming the political think tank’s visions and policies would be “dead on arrival” in Florida. He went on to list various ways he’s stood up to the WEF agenda, such as resisting a Central Bank Digital Currency, stopping Chinese nationals from buying up land in the state, “putting an end to woke banks” who’ve denied or canceled financial services for the state based on “political opinions,” and protecting Florida citizens from the federal government tracking financial transactions for firearms and ammunition purchases.

DeSantis said he believes the WEF is trying to “create a social credit system” like China’s, where a citizen’s “ability to participate in the economy” and to “access credit” is determined by their ideological and political positions. He rebuked the WEF’s goals, such as pushing more people toward eating bugs, and said such initiatives are not only doing poorly in Florida but aren’t doing very well in other states.

The Florida governor also shot down the notion that those promoting lab-grown meat substitutes are simply doing so because they believe in a free market of open competition, claiming instead that they want to phase out cattle farming and agriculture entirely.

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