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New Harvest’s safety initiative cited in FAO report

In addition to giving cell-based food production its own section, the FAO heavily features New Harvest’s safety paper.

Published March 7, 2022 | Updated April 5, 2022 | Meera Zassenhaus

This morning, New Harvest learned that the latest United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) food safety report dedicates an entire section to cell-based food production. Cultured meat is one of five emerging food technologies identified by the FAO as showing promise to help countries around the globe meet UN Sustainable Development Goals.

We are excited to announce that two New Harvest grantees, Scott Allan and Santiago Campuzano, are cited in the report. New Harvest’s own cultured meat safety roadmap is also featured prominently, providing data-driven insight to support discussion about safety considerations for cell-based meat. This solidifies our safety paper’s impact and cements its prominence among a global audience.

New Harvest’s cultured meat safety roadmap is a peer-reviewed paper published in Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety. Written in collaboration with Vireo Advisors, it is the outcome of our landmark safety initiative in which 87 people from 50 cultured meat companies shared previously unpublished details about their manufacturing process to create a body of publicly available information about how cultured meat is produced and what safety hazards might be introduced along the way.

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Meera Zassenhaus is Communications and Media Manager at New Harvest.