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1. WHAT IS CELLULAR AGRICULTURE

2. WHAT ARE ITS BENEFITS

3. HOW DOES IT WORK

4. WHAT IS THE ROLE OF CAS

Cellular Agriculture
is here to solve the
world’s biggest problems
by addressing them
on a micro scale.

Cellular
Agriculture
is here to solve the world’s biggest problems by addressing them on a micro scale.

What is Cellular Agriculture

Through Cellular Agriculture,
we are creating a relationship that respects both animals and the planet without the need for mass behaviour-change.

A vision for a cell-based meat facility set in 2040 New York

Cellular Agriculture takes nature’s most elemental building blocks - cells - and cultivates them to become true animal products without the need to raise and slaughter animals.

Its applications

Cellular agriculture, as simply a process, can create the same animal products that have been used around the world for thousands of years.

  • Meat

  • Seafood

  • Dairy

  • Leather

  • Eggs

  • Fur

  • Wildlife products

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What are its benefits?

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Cellular Agriculture
benefits people, animals
and the world.

People

Healthier people through safer, perfectly-monitored meat products without antibiotics or risk of foodborne disease.

NO

hormones
antibiotics
foodborne disease

Animals

Respect for animal life in producing animal products without animal suffering.

STOP

animal cruelty
overfishing
wildlife trade

World

Cultivating a sustainable future that reduces our use of natural resources without asking for mass behaviour change.

UP TO

94%

less water
required

UP TO

76%

less greenhouse
gas emissions

UP TO

80%

less land
required

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our free Harvard & Stanford-Profiled publication on the benefits of Cellular Agriculture.

"If only half of it becomes remotely true,
it will be one of the most important
advancements of the century."

KRISTOPHER GASTERATOS
WASHINGTON POST, MAY 2019

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How does it work

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Cellular Agriculture cuts out
the waste of traditional
animal production by
harvesting real animal
products directly from cells.

Cellular
Agriculture
cuts out the waste of traditional animal production by harvesting real animal products directly from cells.

The two main approaches being explored are
tissue engineering and fermentation.

Tissue engineering

Growing animal cells outside of animals.

  • Step 1

    Take a biopsy from one animal and isolate template cells relevant to the product being made. In theory, only one biopsy is ever needed for unlimited cellular agriculture production.

  • Step 2

    Just like feeding an animal nutrients, you must feed and grow the cells in controlled environments called cell cultivators. These will be the mature template cells relevant to the product being made.

  • Step 3

    The cells then go to a meat cultivator where they go from a template cell to a more specified type of cell, ultimately into the final animal product they'll become. So for example beef, will come from a beef muscle cell, or leather from a skin cell.

  • Step 4

    After going through a scaffolding system to provide structure, as well as safety monitoring throughout the entire process, we can harvest a true animal product as we know them today.

  • Step 1

    Take a biopsy from one animal and isolate template cells relevant to the product being made. In theory, only one biopsy is ever needed for unlimited cellular agriculture production.

  • Step 2

    Just like feeding an animal nutrients, you must feed and grow the cells in controlled environments called cell cultivators. These will be the mature template cells relevant to the product being made.

  • Step 3

    The cells then go to a meat cultivator where they go from a template cell to a more specified type of cell, ultimately into the final animal product they'll become. So for example beef, will come from a beef muscle cell, or fur, a mink skin cell.

  • Step 4

    After going through a scaffolding system to provide structure, as well as safety monitoring throughout the entire process, we can harvest a true animal product as we know them today.

Fermentation

Using microorganisms to obtain the proteins in animal products.

  • Step 1

    Introduce a gene from an animal (like a cow or a chicken) into a microorganism (production organism), like yeast.

  • Step 2

    Just like feeding an animal nutrients, you must feed the cells in controlled fermentation tanks.

  • Step 3

    Separate host cells from the final, purified animal proteins produced.

  • Step 4

    After going through safety monitoring throughout the entire process, we can harvest a true animal product as we know them today.

  • Step 1

    Introduce a gene from an animal (like a cow or a chicken) into a microorganism (production organism), like yeast.

  • Step 2

    Just like feeding an animal nutrients, you must feed the cells in controlled fermentation tanks.

  • Step 3

    Separate host cells from the final, purified animal proteins produced.

  • Step 4

    After going through safety monitoring throughout the entire process, we can harvest a true animal product as we know them today.

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CAS is an international
501c3 nonprofit, founded to
advance cellular agriculture.

CAS is an international 501c3 nonprofit, founded to advance cellular agriculture.

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