New Harvest has a philosophy to Default to Open because we believe open amplifies impact.
By ensuring that the assets we create (images, publications, and more) are accessible for all to use, re-use, redistribute and build upon, we are multiplying the impact of that asset many times over. Open invites collaboration, discussion, and reflection – all of which are crucial in positively transforming our food system.
We can not unleash cell ag for the public good unless publicly funded research is publicly accessible!
Unfortunately, research publishing in particular is a difficult area to enforce this value. Open access fees are expensive, and publishers make scientists jump through hoops to make their research open.
Want to help New Harvest support open access publishing?
Contribute to our new Open Access Fund and help support open access publishing at New Harvest. We hope to raise $22,000 for this effort!
This fund ensures that all the work supported by New Harvest remains completely public and openly accessible. 100% of donations go to open access fees and our efforts to ensure that publicly funded research creates public knowledge.
Cellular agriculture will not be better for the world if the technology is overly privatized. A commitment to open is crucial to unlocking the benefits the cellular agriculture promises to have.