July 14, 2021

2020 Greatest Hits

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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.

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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.

John Pattison and Ian Johnson in New Harvest masks
April 26, 2021

Getting to know…John Pattison and Ian Johnson of Cultured Decadence

John Pattison and Ian Johnson co-founded Cultured Decadence, a cellular agriculture seafood company developing cell-cultured lobster, in 2020. Based in Madison, Wisconsin, Cultured Decadence is one of the only cellular agriculture companies in the Midwest, and the only company in the United States targeting shellfish. At the beginning of April, Cultured Decadence raised $1.6 million in a pre-seed round and received the first state funding for a cellular agriculture company (1).

I spoke to John—a former New Harvest intern and the current treasurer on our board of directors—to hear about his experience starting a company. Ian also joined the call to share his technical perspective.

April 18, 2021

Cellular Agriculture and Food Security in Canada

We are excited to announce a collaboration with Dr. Lenore Newman and Dr. Robert Newell at the University of Fraser Valley Food and Agriculture Institute (FAI) to investigate the viability of localized cellular agriculture industry in Canada.

April 6, 2021

The Lost History of the Naming of Cellular Agriculture

Discussions about nomenclature typically revolve around what to call lab-grown meat. Cultured meat? Clean meat? Or my personal favorite, immaculate meat? But other terms had to be created for this work to progress, one of which was subject to surprisingly little debate.

March 22, 2021

We Changed Our Mission, Here’s Why 🚀

In late 2020, New Harvest decided to update our mission statement. Our new mission is about ensuring cellular agriculture delivers on its promise to make the world a better place.

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February 17, 2021

Getting to Know…Stephanie Bailey, Development Manager

Stephanie Bailey is New Harvest’s new Development Manager. A University of Alberta alum like Isha, Stephanie brings a vision to grow and strengthen New Harvest’s generosity network.

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February 16, 2021

Getting to know…Yadira Tejeda-Saldana, Research Collaborations Director

Yadira Tejeda-Saldana is New Harvest’s new Research Collaborations Director. Her food science and policy background comes to the team at the perfect time as New Harvest starts to look at maximizing the positive impact of cellular agriculture.

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February 16, 2021

Getting to know…Vanessa Haley-Benjamin, Research Fellow

Vanessa Haley-Benjamin is a New Harvest Research Fellow whose work began on August 1, 2020. A Bahamian native, her research centers around the development of cultured mollusks.