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3 Ways Cell Ag Can Help Save The Environment

May 09, 2018

This article was originally published in May 2018. Last updated in September 2019.

We all want to save the environment. But how? Some choose to recycle, others choose to bike. Some bring their own bags to cut plastic waste while others shorten their showers to reduce water use.

But how many of us have thought about what’s on our plates?

Agriculture, particularly animal agriculture, is one of the largest consumers of resources like land and water. But we need food to survive, we...

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3 Misconceptions about Cell-based Meat

Apr 18, 2018

This article was updated in September 2019

Cultured Meat.

The USCA doesn’t want it to be considered meat. The NCBA says it does count as meat but should be as strictly regulated as slaughterhouses.

Some call it clean meat, others cell-based meat or cultivated meatBut what is it really?

Cultured meat is meat grown from cell cultures in a process known as cellular agriculture. Cellular agriculture (‘cell ag’) is the field of growing animal...

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6 Terms Changing Food Forever

Mar 21, 2018

This article was updated in May 2019

From the first lab-grown dish in 2013, cellular agriculture has clearly progressed. Since then, more companies and investors have entered the field to further develop it. As the field continues to progress to one-day become the future of food, cellular agriculture has attracted a lot more media attention which includes funding of companies in the millions of dollars. On the flip side the US Cattle Association has filed a petition as they are...

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Cellular Agriculture: The Products Leading a Revolution

Feb 14, 2018

This article was originally published in February 2018. Last updated in March 2020.

From the first cultured hamburger in 2013, cellular agriculture (‘cell ag’) will soon be available at a store near you! Cell ag refers to the field of growing animal products from cells instead of raising animals for them, and quite a few cellular agriculture companies are working to get their first products to market. While some actors and companies, like Dr. Mark Post of Mosa Meat,...

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Cellular Agriculture: The Obstacles Ahead

Jan 25, 2018

This article was updated in March 2020.

From the first $300,000 burger in 2013, a lot has changed in cellular agriculture. Since that taste test, cellular agriculture companies have gotten traction and have gone beyond their own taste tests.

Beyond cell-based meat, cellular agriculture has gained momentum elsewhere too. Modern Meadow exhibited a proof-of-concept shirt designed with their cell ag bioleather at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Perfect Day Foods and Clara Foods...

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Cellular Agriculture: From Lab to Market

Jan 04, 2018

This article was originally published in January 2018. Last updated in June 2020.

In 2013, Dr. Mark Post's team developed the first cultured meat product. It took three lab technicians three months to grow and put together 20,000 cow muscle fibers to make the first $330,000 lab-grown burger. In the coming years, several cellular agriculture ('cell ag') companies are preparing to release their first commercial product. Scaling of the production process will be important to ensure that...

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Cellular Agriculture: The Future of Food

Dec 22, 2017

This article was originally published in December 2017. Last updated in June 2020.

In 2013, food critic and writer Hanni Ruetzler took a taste out of a dish costing more than $300,000 and remarked how it was "close" to tasting like real beef. The dish in question was not a plant-based meat alternative; it was in fact real beef - beef that was made in a lab! This taste test was the first lab-grown beef dish, and it was created by Dr. Mark Post and his cellular agriculture research team in the...

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