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September 2019: The Month in Review

Oct 30, 2019

Following all the developments in this July and August, September marked a strong end to the third quarter for cellular agriculture. Cellular agriculture (cell ag) is the field of producing animal products, like meat or dairy products, from cell cultures directly instead of raising animals for the same products. Compared to conventional livestock agriculture, cell ag provides a more sustainable and environmentally-friendly way to produce animal products...

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Cell-based Meat Startups Launch Regulatory Coalition

Sep 02, 2019

Cell-based chicken nugget by Just

Last week, several cellular agriculture companies announced that they formed a coalition to advocate for the future of food with cellular agricultureThe Alliance for Meat, Poultry and Seafood Innovation (AMPS Innovation) was founded by 5 cell-based meat startups focusing on a range of products: BlueNaluFinless FoodsJustFork & Goode, and Memphis Meats. BlueNalu and Finless Foods focus on cell-based seafood...

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April 2019: The Month in Review

May 22, 2019

April was a strong start to the second quarter for cellular agriculture. Compared to conventional livestock agriculture, cellular agriculture (cell ag) offers a more sustainable and environmentally-friendly way to meet the growing demand for animal products. Without requiring animals. With new investments in the field as well as research grants, this article article takes a look at what happened this April in cellular agriculture.

Investments

Clara Foods

Clara Foods announced that...

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March 2019: The Month in Review

Apr 14, 2019

March marked a strong end to the first quarter of the year for cellular agriculture. Compared to conventional animal agriculture, cellular agriculture (cell ag) offers a more sustainable and environmentally-friendly way to meet the growing demand for animal products. Without requiring animals. And this month, the field continued to show that. With new products and new investments, this article takes a look at what happened this March in cellular agriculture.

Investments

Wild...

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Cell-Based Meat Regulation is Coming

Mar 21, 2019

This March, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that they established the basic framework for regulating “human food products derived from cultured livestock and poultry cells” (also known as cell-based/clean/cultured meat).

The framework puts into writing what was agreed upon in October: that the USDA and FDA will work together and jointly regulate meat produced via cellular agriculture. This will...

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February 2019: The Month in Review

Mar 06, 2019

Following the promising start to the year, February continued to show that 2019 will be a strong year for cellular agriculture (cell ag). Compared to conventional animal agriculture, cellular agriculture provides a more sustainable and environmentally-friendly way to meet the growing demand for animal products. And this month, the field continued to show that. With new investments (including the largest in a foodtech startup) and new research papers, this article...

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January 2019: The Month in Review

Feb 14, 2019

Following the strong end to 2018 in December, January showed that 2019 will be another great year for cellular agriculture. Cellular agriculture (‘cell ag’) is the field of growing animal products (like meat and milk) from cell cultures instead of animals. Compared to conventional livestock agriculture, cell ag provides a more sustainable and environmentally-friendly alternative to meet the growing global demand for animal products. Without requiring animals....

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December 2018: The Month in Review

Jan 17, 2019

With much progress in the field, December marks the end of a successful year for cellular agriculture. Cellular agriculture is the field of growing animal products (like meat and egg white) from cell cultures instead of animals. Compared to conventional animal agriculture, cell ag provides a sustainable and more environmentally friendly way to produce the animal products for a growing population. Without requiring animals. From the very first cell-grown steak to a unique...

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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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A Future Without Livestock

Dec 30, 2017

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

The year is 2025. The world population has grown to 8.2 billion people. The global food system has changed dramatically in how we deliver food. Blockchain technology is starting to spread globally to improve food safety and bring transparency into the food supply chain. Getting protein from conventional animal sources has begun to become a practice of the past. Following the successful launch of products...

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