The sale of lab-grown meat is to be banned in Florida as part of a suite of agricultural measures which aim to ‘stop the World Economic Forum’s goal of forcing the world to eat lab-grown meat and insects’.

Governor Ron DeSantis signed the order, which includes legislation to ensure that agri-tourism operators qualify for protection against property tax assessments when operating on agricultural lands; simplifying the steps for Florida Farmers to receive sales tax exemptions for agricultural materials and modernising the Right to Farm Act to protect reasonable agricultural activities from frivolous lawsuits.

The Governor said: “Today, Florida is fighting back against the global elite’s plan to force the world to eat meat grown in a petri dish or bugs to achieve their authoritarian goals.

“Our administration will continue to focus on investing in our local farmers and ranchers, and we will save our beef.

“Florida is taking a tremendous step in the right direction by signing first-in-the-nation legislation banning lab-grown meat.

“We must protect our incredible farmers and the integrity of American agriculture. Lab-grown meat is a disgraceful attempt to undermine our proud traditions and prosperity and is in direct opposition to authentic agriculture.”