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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

Cellular Agriculture is
the process of farming animal products from cells instead of animals.

A vision for the future of meat production with cellular agriculture

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

The process of Cellular Agriculture is creating a relationship that respects both animals and the planet . It can create the same animal foods and materials that have been used around the world for thousands of years.

  • Meat

  • Seafood

  • Dairy

  • Leather

  • Eggs

  • Fur

  • Wildlife products

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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 behavior change.

UP TO

94%

less water
required

UP TO

76%

less greenhouse
gas emissions

UP TO

80%

less land
required

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"If only half of 90 Reasons becomes true,
cellular agriculture will be one of the most important
advancements of the century."

KRISTOPHER GASTERATOS
WASHINGTON POST, MAY 2019

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

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

The two main approaches for
cellular agriculture are
tissue engineering and fermentation.

Tissue engineering

Growing animal cells outside of animals.

  • Step 1

    ISOLATE

    Take a one-time, harmless biopsy from a single farm animal and isolate cells with ideal properties for cellular agriculture. These properties include the ability to rapidly grow and differentiate into the desired product. In theory, only one biopsy is ever needed for unlimited cellular agriculture production.

  • Step 2

    FEED

    Just as farm animals need to be fed, cells need nutrients to grow and double. Cells in a cellular agriculture system are fed nutrients like vitamins, sugars, salts, and proteins, the same as their host animals would consume on a farm. The cells consume these nutrients in a mixture called cellular media. This media is provided to cells in a Cell Cultivator, a warm, controlled environment like the one above where cells can consume the nutrients they need to multiply.

  • Step 3

    SPECIFY

    The cells then go to another controlled environment called a Product Cultivator, where they undergo a process called differentiation that allows them to form into their mature cell types such as muscle, fat, skin, or bone. This process includes the use of a scaffolding system that provides structure and direction to the cells, ultimately allowing them to merge into complete tissues.

  • Step 4

    HARVEST

    After the cells fuse into tissues, they undergo final processing steps and are ready to become their final animal product. The example above shows cow muscle cells merging to become beef and cow skin cells merging to create leather. After rigorous testing for safety and quality, a true animal product as we know them today is ready to be harvested.

  • Step 1

    ISOLATE

    Take a one-time, harmless biopsy from a single farm animal and isolate cells with ideal properties for cellular agriculture. These properties include the ability to rapidly grow and differentiate into the desired product. In theory, only one biopsy is ever needed for unlimited cellular agriculture production.

  • Step 2

    FEED

    Just as farm animals need to be fed, cells need nutrients to grow and double. Cells in a cellular agriculture system are fed nutrients like vitamins, sugars, salts, and proteins, the same as their host animals would consume on a farm. The cells consume these nutrients in a mixture called cellular media. This media is provided to cells in a Cell Cultivator, a warm, controlled environment like the one above where cells can consume the nutrients they need to multiply.

  • Step 3

    SPECIFY

    The cells then go to another controlled environment called a Product Cultivator, where they undergo a process called differentiation that allows them to form into their mature cell types such as muscle, fat, skin, or bone. This process includes the use of a scaffolding system that provides structure and direction to the cells, ultimately allowing them to merge into complete tissues.

  • Step 4

    HARVEST

    After the cells fuse into tissues, they undergo final processing steps and are ready to become their final animal product. The example above shows cow muscle cells merging to become beef and cow skin cells merging to create leather. After rigorous testing for safety and quality, a true animal product as we know them today is ready to be harvested.

Fermentation

Using microorganisms to obtain the proteins in animal products.

  • Step 1

    INTRODUCE

    Introduce a gene from a farm animal, like a cow or chicken, into a production microorganism, a host cell that is optimized to produce animal proteins such as yeast. Integrating this farm animal gene will give the host cell instructions on how to create specific animal proteins like the ones contained within dairy products, for example.

  • Step 2

    FEED

    After those farm animal genes are seeded into the host microorganism, animal protein production at the cellular level begins. The host cells require nutrients to properly enable the cellular agriculture process to take place. Just like feeding an animal nutrients, you must also feed host cells nutrients in a controlled environment called a Fermentation Cultivator.

  • Step 3

    PURIFY

    Once the production of animal proteins is complete, the host, production cells need to be removed so only the animal proteins remain. The host cells are separated from the proteins that were produced, and only the final, purified animal proteins remain.

  • Step 4

    HARVEST

    The animal proteins undergo final processing steps and after rigorous testing for safety and quality, a true animal product as we know them today is ready to be harvested.

  • Step 1

    INTRODUCE

    Introduce a gene from a farm animal, like a cow or chicken, into a production microorganism, a host cell that is optimized to produce animal proteins such as yeast. Integrating this farm animal gene will give the host cell instructions on how to create specific animal proteins like the ones contained within dairy products, for example.

  • Step 2

    FEED

    After those farm animal genes are seeded into the host microorganism, animal protein production at the cellular level begins. The host cells require nutrients to properly enable the cellular agriculture process to take place. Just like feeding an animal nutrients, you must also feed host cells nutrients in a controlled environment called a Fermentation Cultivator.

  • Step 3

    PURIFY

    Once the production of animal proteins is complete, the host, production cells need to be removed so only the animal proteins remain. The host cells are separated from the proteins that were produced, and only the final, purified animal proteins remain.

  • Step 4

    HARVEST

    The animal proteins undergo final processing steps and after rigorous testing for safety and quality, a true animal product as we know them today is ready to be harvested.

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advance cellular agriculture.

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