Getting to know… Daan Luining, New Harvest Intern
Daan Luining is one of only a handful of cultured meat researchers in the world. He spent the first year of his Masters program working in Dr. Mark Post’s lab (Maastricht University, The Netherlands). Now, Daan is completing the MBA portion of his degree in New York; using his expertise to implement scientific strategy for New Harvest.
3D Vascularized Tissue: The Cultured Steak
In 2015, Abi Glencross put together a PhD proposal with Dr. Mark Post (of the world’s first cultured hamburger) for a project focused on creating cultured meat. Specifically, to work on 3D vascularized muscle tissue. She applied for grants but couldn’t get any funding. We believed this was the kind of early-stage groundwork that is key to building the field of cellular agriculture, so we worked with Abi to get her project funding by New Harvest donors at MaxMind.
Getting to know… Derek Lau, Animator
“There seems to be a deep seated fear of cultured meat that I wanted to address in my video. It is not really a intuitive thing to tell people about, meat has always come from animals.” Derek Lau is a motion graphics designer from Australia, who recently graduated from the University of Technology, Sydney with a bachelor’s […]
Reflections on Animal Rights National Conference 2014
One prominent activist called cultured meat “the best chance we have at saving animals over the next few years.” From Isha: Just got back from LA, at my first Animal Rights National Conference. Months back, Sherrie, a long time dedicated New Harvest volunteer recommended that I sign up to speak at this year’s conference. Upon […]
Getting to know New Harvest: An Interview with Erin Kim
Erin Kim is the voice of New Harvest on Twitter and Facebook.
Getting to know… Perumal Gandhi of Muufri
Perumal Gandhi co-founded Muufri, a company freshly launched out of New Harvest.
Getting to know… Ben Davidow, Author of Uncaged
“Factory farming hasn’t been around for long, and I think we should be optimistic that it won’t be around much longer.” Ben Davidow is a 27-year old web developer living in San Francisco. He has been concerned about animal rights since becoming a vegetarian when he was 8 years-old and later reading Animal Liberation by Peter Singer. […]