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New Harvest 2018: Building the Future of Food

Aug 22, 2018

Last month, I attended the New Harvest 2018 ConferenceNew Harvest is the main nonprofit organization that funds primary research in cellular agriculture. Cellular agriculture is the field of growing animal products, like meat and leather, from cell cultures instead of raising animals for them, and the New Harvest Conference is the world’s first conference to focus solely on the field!

New Harvest’s third annual conference took place in...

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July 2018: The Month in Review

Aug 08, 2018

July was a strong start to the third quarter for cellular agriculture following all the positive news in JuneCellular agriculture (‘cell ag’) is the field of growing animal products, like meat, from cell cultures instead of raising animals for the same products. Compared to the present livestock agricultural system, cell ag provides an alternative and sustainable way to produce animal products to meet the growing global demand for animal products....

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Interview: Ryan Bethencourt, CEO of Wild Earth

Jul 25, 2018

If you are interested in learning about how to start a movement this is one interview you need to read! Today I am very excited to share our interview with Ryan Bethencourt. CEO and co-founder of Wild Earth Pet, a startup using cellular agriculture to make sustainable pet food. After this interview you will know:

  1. How the entire space of Cell Agriculture has exploded in the last few years.
  2. What it takes to launch a venture in the space and how to get started
  3. How a single...
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June 2018: The Month in Review

Jul 04, 2018

Following all the developments in April and May, June marked a strong end to the second quarter for cellular agriculture. Cellular agriculture (‘cell ag’) is the field of growing animal products (like meat, egg white, and leather) from cell cultures instead of raising animals for them and offers a sustainable alternative to conventional animal agriculture. From new investments in cell ag startups to big changes in the food space, this article...

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Big Chicken: How Antibiotics Destroyed the Agricultural System

Jun 27, 2018

Chicken is the centrepiece of many of our meals. But it wasn’t always this way.

In 1909, 154 million chickens were sold for meat in the US. Today, that number is over 9 billion chickens (think about that - there are more chickens bred each year than there are humans alive).

What happened to chicken? Something must have changed. This is a story about how the quest for profits has brought our agriculture system to its knees.

In her latest book Big Chicken, Maryn...

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Cellular Aquaculture Company BlueNalu To Change Seafood

Jun 20, 2018

This week, BlueNalu announced that they raised $4.5 million to complete their seed round of funding. Based in San Diego, California, BlueNalu is a new startup that uses cellular agriculture to grow cultured meat. Cellular agriculture is the process of growing animal products, like meat, from cells instead of raising animals for the same products. Compared to the present animal agricultural system, cellular agriculture provides an alternative and ...

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Aleph Farms’ Technology Will Change Cultured Meat

Jun 13, 2018

At the start of May 2018, Israeli startup Aleph Farms announced an incredible technological breakthrough: they are one step closer to making structured and complex meat. But this is not just any kind of meat. This is cultured meat via cellular agriculture. Cellular agriculture (“cell ag”) is the process of making animal products, like meat, from cell cultures and eliminates the need to use animals to get meat. Compared to the...

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May 2018: The Month in Review

Jun 06, 2018

The month of May has continued cellular agriculture’s incredible year. Cellular agriculture (‘cell ag’) is the field of growing animal products (like meat, egg white, and leather) from cell cultures instead of raising animals for them, and it has been in the media this month for contrasting reasons. From new investments in cultured meat startups to the cattle industry fighting back, this article will highlight some of the key events in cellular agriculture during...

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You can be an Environmentalist and Eat Meat

May 23, 2018

Can you be an environmentalist and eat meat?

Environmentalists are people who care about the environment and make decisions to reduce their environmental impact. From biking more to cutting plastic waste, environmentalists show there are many ways to reduce our environmental impact. By 2050, the global population will be close to 10 billion people. We need to be more sustainable.

But how many of us look at what’s on our plates? Agriculture, particularly animal agriculture, is one...

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3 Ways Cell Ag Can Help Save The Environment

May 09, 2018

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 can’t reduce our consumption levels. Is it possible to find a more sustainable way to...

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