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Who: Neil Stephens, Lucy Di Silvio, Illtund Dunsford, Marianne Ellis, Abigail Glencross, Alexandra Sexton
Published: April 27, 2018
Where: Trends in Food Science & Technology
Key Takeaway: Cellular agriculture faces many challenges when it comes to scaling-up and consumer acceptance.
Neil Stephens et al. explore the many technical and socio-political challenges facing cellular agriculture both internal and external to the industry, with a focus on the ethical, social, and regulatory hurdles specific to the UK. While the solutions they present to cell choice and medium are well supported, their sections on aspects involved with scale-up (i.e. scaffolds, bioprocessing, etc.) are mostly based on research from other related fields like regenerative medicine. They also present a model for consumer acceptance, while noting that key regulatory issues will require further discussion. Stephens et al. conclude by reviewing the benefits and the drawbacks of cellular agriculture as the ultimate solution to the growing demand for meat and the effects of climate change.
Written by Morgan Ziegelski
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. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tifs.2018.04.010