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October 2019: The Month in Review

Nov 19, 2019

Following a third quarter that featured the first animal-free dairy ice cream and the establishment of the first cell-based meat coalition, October marked a strong start to the fourth 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...

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August 2019: The Month in Review

Sep 29, 2019

In a summer that included the first cell ag food product in the market to the first cell-based salmon tasting, this August marked a strong end of summer 2019 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 way to...

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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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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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October 2018: The Month in Review

Nov 05, 2018

October was a strong start to the fourth quarter for cellular agriculture. Cellular agriculture (‘cell ag’) is the field of growing animal products (like meat and leather) from cell cultures instead of animals, and it offers an alternative and sustainable way to produce animal products. Without requiring animals. From new investments to the first joint-regulatory meeting in the US, this article will take a look at some of the key events during the month of...

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GFI Sues Missouri for the Word Meat

Sep 12, 2018

In May, the state of Missouri passed a law that banned plant-based and cellular agriculture (‘cell ag’) products from using the word ‘meat’. According to the bill, meat can only come from the flesh of a slaughtered animal. The law came into effect on August 28, 2018. And so did the fight for the word meat.

The Good Food Institute, along with the Animal Legal Defense Fund, American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri, and...

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August 2018: The Month in Review

Sep 05, 2018

Following all the developments in June and July, August marked a strong end of the summer for cellular agriculture. Cellular 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...

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