In order to see our vision of a more just, equitable, and humane food system one of our key strategies is to default to open. By creating an open cellular agriculture repository on Zenodo we ensure that the research produced by New Harvest and other researchers is accessible for all to use, read, share, and build upon. In that way we are increasing the impact of this crucial knowledge by furthering its reach.
The repository is hosted on Zenodo, which lets researchers in any subject area share open science. It is curated and maintained by New Harvest and allows cell ag researchers all over the world to share resources.
A major goal of this repository is to increase the accessibility of cell ag publications that may currently be hosted in paywalled journals.
All cell ag researchers are encouraged to submit their work to the repository, and all knowledge types are accepted (publications, reports, presentations, graphics, datasets, and more!).
Please check out and add to the repository at Zenodo.
Because growing meat through cell culture is so novel a process, many questions about the safety of cell-cultured meat and seafood products remain unanswered.
This industry-wide initiative was designed in partnership with Vireo Advisors to begin a data-driven conversation about the safety of cultured meat. 50 leading companies shared previously unpublished details about their manufacturing processes which we used to create a body of publicly available information about how cultured meat is produced and what safety hazards might be introduced along the way.
Cellular agriculture can be applied to seafood production to reduce our dependence on commercial fishing, which threatens the health of oceans and marine life.1 Why, then, is seafood so underexplored compared to land-based meat?
Prior to this initiative, no public literature explored marine applications of cellular agriculture. We consolidated all of the technical reasons why seafood is uniquely suited for cell culture into a peer-reviewed paper to advance further research about cell-based seafood.
We are building a low cost, open source modular bioreactor for in vitro tissue culture to increase global access to cellular agriculture research tools. The project is a collaboration between New Harvest and the Institute for Development of Advanced Applied Systems (IRNAS) in Slovenia.