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November 2019: The Month in Review

Dec 21, 2019

 

Following an incredible October, November continued a strong end to 2019 for cellular agriculture. Cellular agriculture (cell ag) is the field of producing animal products, like meat or dairy, directly from cell cultures 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 to meet the growing demand for animal products....

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Perfect Day Raises $140M to make Animal-Free Milk Proteins

Dec 15, 2019

Perfect Day announced that they raised an enormous $140 million in their Series C funding round. Based in Berkeley, Perfect Day is a startup that uses cellular agriculture to produce animal-free dairy proteins. By designing flora to produce the same dairy proteins found in milk from a cow, Perfect Day can make the same milk. Without the cow.

Perfect Day’s Series C round was led by the Temasek. The round also included substantial investment from...

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July 2019: The Month in Review

Aug 06, 2019

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

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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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November 2018: The Month in Review

Dec 02, 2018

Following all great news in October, November continued cellular agriculture’s great year. Cellular agriculture 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 an alternative and sustainable way to produce animal products to meet the growing global demand. Without requiring animals. From new partnerships and awards, this article takes a look at what...

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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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February 2018: The Month in Review

Mar 01, 2018

Following all the exciting news in January, February has continued cellular agriculture’s great start to the year. Cellular agriculture (‘cell ag’) refers to the field of growing animal products from cells instead of raising animals for them, and it has been in the media this month for quite contrasting reasons. From new investments to the first response by the cattle industry, this article will highlight some of the key events in cellular agriculture during...

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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 May 2019

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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