Isha Datar on stage, arm extended, mouth open in mid-sentence. Big, red, lit up letters spelling TED are in the background.

New Harvest Executive Director Isha Datar explains how cultured meat can disrupt animal agriculture AND create a more just, democratic food system.

October 20, 2021

Our land acknowledgment: A developing practice

At New Harvest, we take seriously our responsibility to reflect on the history and legacy of colonialism, to situate ourselves within it, and to chart a way forward to dismantle ongoing settler-colonial practices.  As a starting place for this work, we’re in the process of developing a land acknowledgment. Rather than a token, inert gesture, […]

October 12, 2021

New Harvest publishes cell ag’s first safety paper

An unprecedented example of collective action, 50 leading companies shared previously unpublished details about their manufacturing process with New Harvest to inform safety recommendations for cell-cultured meat and seafood.

September 29, 2021

Why We Don’t Sign NDAs

Impeding the flow of information misaligns with New Harvest’s role as a public charity.

September 16, 2021

Rethinking Our Grant Programs

With our new mission, New Harvest is taking our programming back to the lab.

September 8, 2021

Working at a Nonprofit Shouldn’t Mean Bad Pay, Even for Interns

Why we’re making our compensation philosophy public.

bitmojis of all active New Harvest grantees as of 2021
July 29, 2021

Announcing New Harvest’s 2021 Grantees

In 2021, New Harvest welcomed 10 new grantees to our research community, bringing our total number of active researchers to 30. Here’s a sneak peak of what they’re working on.

title page of 2020 annual report
July 14, 2021

2020 Greatest Hits

A highlight reel of our 2020 Annual Report. More than anything, this is a tribute to our community—a testament to what we can achieve when we work together to ensure cellular agriculture delivers on its promises sooner rather than later.

meat-shaped question mark
June 2, 2021

“What Questions Should We Be Asking About Cell-Based Meats?” A Fellow Responds.

Last month, Forbes contributor Errol Schweizer published a list of questions about cell-based meat, requesting more information from cell ag stakeholders about issues like growth media, antibiotics, and food safety. Andrew Stout, a PhD candidate in bioengineering at Tufts University, took a stab at answering Schweizer’s questions from his perspective as a cultured meat researcher.

April 29, 2021

New Harvest Seed Grantee Seeks Beta Testers for Cell Counting App

Santiago Campuzano developed the mobile app SCellyCus to automate the process of counting cells—a fundamental and tedious step of most cultured meat experiments. He is looking for beta testers to help him improve the app.