Answer given by Mr Wojciechowski on behalf of the European Commission
The Commission is aware of the development of technologies such as precision fermentation to produce animal-derived products.
The Commission does not object to the development of new technologies to produce food, as long as they comply with EU rules. This concerns notably food safety and marketing rules.
The products quoted by the Honourable Member could not be marketed in the EU as milk or milk products since, according to Regulation 1308/2013, ‘milk’ means exclusively the normal mammary secretion obtained from one or more milkings without either addition thereto or extraction therefrom.
There are no records of the company quoted by the Honourable Member having received agricultural support in 2021 or 2022.
-  The definition and more detailed rules for the use of the term « milk » can be found in Annex VII of Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 establishing a common organisation of the markets in agricultural products and repealing Council Regulations (EEC) No 922/72, (EEC) No 234/79, (EC) No 1037/2001 and (EC) No 1234/2007.
-  https://lbst.dk/tilskud-selvbetjening/soeg-i-registre/modtagere-af-eu-stoette/iframes/modtagere-af-landbrugsstoette-2020-og-2021/