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A Compilation of Our First 45 Publications, Part 2: Impact

Published March 2, 2023 | Updated March 13, 2023 | Breanna Duffy

Here’s part two of our seven part series sharing all 45** of the peer-reviewed publications supported by New Harvest.

This second compilation of papers is all about assessing, measuring, and maximizing the potential impact of cellular agriculture on the world. We look at environmental and socio-political angles of the technology.

These types of papers are critical to informing policy and creating systems of accountability for cellular agriculture as it develops. They are great reads for anyone in the field, regardless of your scientific background

Friendly reminder, a star (*) beside the link indicates that the paper is not open access, but most will be open access so that anyone – inside or outside of academia – can read it. Isn’t it crazy that publicly-funded research isn’t always publicly available? If you’d like to help us make these papers openly available for all, please donate to our Open Access Fund.

Here we go!


  1. The world’s first cultured meat life cycle assessment* (LCA) looks at the water use, energy use, land use and greenhouse gas emissions for cell cultured meat compared to conventional meat.
  2. The impact of cellular agriculture is completely relative to its context. This paper gives special focus on the ethical, social, and regulatory hurdles specific for cultured meat in the UK.
  3. This paper looks at what scientific advancements are needed for consumer acceptance of cultured meat. (TRUST is key!)
  4. This review provides an excellent overview of challenges the field needs to address to bring cultured meat products to market.
  5. This paper digs into the details of what research could best improve the environmental impact of cultured meat.
  6. Our incredibly influential paper of 2022, which outlines how market success alone will not mean mission accomplished for cultured meat.
  7. And last but not least, a call for creative approaches to knowledge sharing* in this emerging industry
  1. Tuomisto, H. L., & Teixeira de Mattos, M. J. (2011). Environmental Impacts of Cultured Meat Production. Environmental Science & Technology, 45(14), 6117–6123.
  2. Stephens, N., Di Silvio, L., Dunsford, I., Ellis, M., Glencross, A., & Sexton, A. (2018). Bringing cultured meat to market: Technical, socio-political, and regulatory challenges in cellular agriculture. Trends in Food Science & Technology, 78, 155–166.
  3. Tomiyama, A. J., Kawecki, N. S., Rosenfeld, D. L., Jay, J. A., Rajagopal, D., & Rowat, A. C. (2020). Bridging the gap between the science of cultured meat and public perceptions. Trends in Food Science & Technology, 104, 144–152.
  4. Post, M. J., Levenberg, S. L., Kaplan, D. J., Genovese, N., Fu, J., Bryant, C., Moutsatsou, P. (2020). Scientific, sustainability and regulatory challenges of cultured meat. Nature Food, 1(7), 403-415.
  5. Tuomisto, H. L., Allan, S. J., & Ellis, M. J. (2022). Prospective life cycle assessment of a bioprocess design for cultured meat production in hollow fiber bioreactors. Science of The Total Environment, 851, 158051.
  6. Holmes, D., Humbird, D., Dutkiewicz, J., Tejeda-Saldana, Y., Duffy, B., & Datar, I. (2022). Cultured meat needs a race to mission not a race to market. Nature Food, 3(10), Article 10.
  7. Stout, A. J., Kaplan, D. L., & Flack, J. E. (2022). Cultured meat: Creative solutions for a cell biological problem. Trends in Cell Biology.

About the Authors
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Breanna Duffy is New Harvest's Director of Responsible Research & Innovation - US