Today’s quick hits, Jan. 24, 2023

Cell meat gets closer: Cell-cultured meat, grown in factories, could be on the menu at some U.S. restaurants within months, but the industry faces hurdles such as ramping up production, bringing down costs and getting a federal decision on whether the product can be called beef or chicken. (Reuters)

EPA to study CAFOs: The EPA said it would conduct a new study of wastewater from concentrated animal feeding operations so it can “make an informed, reasonable decision” on whether to update water pollution regulations for factory farms. (EPA)

Endangered foods: The multitude of food products at the grocery store disguises the dwindling number of crops that provide most of the calories in the modern diet as well as the loss of diversity within major crops. (The Guardian)

After drought, the deluge: California farms that struggled with drought now face the misery of torrential rains and flooding; thousands of farmworkers are out of work while dealing with damage to homes and vehicles. (Los Angeles Times)