The Netherlands is one step closer to allowing cultivated meat tastings. The Dutch government has set up an Expert Committee to assess whether cultivated meat products can be tasted safely, and the first companies have already submitted their applications. The Cellular Agriculture Netherlands Foundation (CANS) hopes to allow the first tastings soon. The Dutch cultivated meat and seafood companies Meatable, Mosa Meat, and Upstream Foods are delighted that the Netherlands is one step closer to allowing lab-grown meat. Meatable has already submitted its application for a tasting, the company said in a statement.