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Cellular Agriculture, or Cell-Ag for short, is the science or practice of farming animal products from cells rather than entire animals. This includes but is not limited to food animal products like meat, milk, and eggs, as well as leather, silk and rhinoceros horn.
Real meat made through cellular agriculture, without killing animals Harvested using the best farm animal cells
Real leather made through cellular agriculture, without killing animals Produced through fermentation
A person who only consumes cellular agriculture products The prefix "neo" or next generation combined with "omnivore", one who consumes plants and animal products
The practice of only consuming cellular agriculture products In the future, products will be labeled “Neo” if they are harvested through cellular agriculture
**The word “consumes” in the definition of Neomnivore can be thought of under an economic framework meaning "consuming" or “purchasing”
This large supply of farmed animals, which provide all of these animal products, are causing 3 main sets of concerns:
People often get sick from animal products that are contaminated like meat and the growing population in the coming decades will require a higher demand for animal products than we can currently produce.
Animals live in crowded, unnatural conditions which can be harmful for them, and they need to be killed in large quantities to supply the world with animal products.
The World does not have enough environmental resources to produce for all of the farm animals; there isn’t enough food, water, and land to provide to them sustainably.
Cellular Agriculture uses biotechnology to produce animal products without animals. The science of cellular agriculture can be broken down into two main categories:
Tissue Engineering or simply growing tissues or cells outside of animals
Fermentation or simply using microorganisms to obtain proteins found in animal products
CELL-BASED MEAT Cell-based Seafood WILDLIFE PRODUCTS
DAIRY EGGS GELATIN Leather SILK
Cellular Agriculture is currently being driven by a small number of individuals globally. Investors fund startups working on cellular agriculture, Companies work towards releasing products commercially, and Non-Profits build the field of cellular agriculture and advance the Neo Movement. Below you’ll find the global leaders of cellular agriculture…
INVESTORS OF CELL-AG STARTUPS
LEADERS OF CELL-AG COMPANIES
LEADERS OF CELL-AG NON-PROFITS
INVESTORS OF CELL-AG STARTUPS
LEADERS OF CELL-AG COMPANIES
Cellular Agriculture is being developed around the world, but most of the startups are located in the United States, and San Francisco specifically.
Check out a list of the locations that all of the startups and non-profits represent below:
CAS – Boston
SuperMeat – Israel
Pembient – Seattle
Spiber – Japan
GFI – Washington DC
MAF – Israel
NH – New York
Food Frontier – Australia
MosaMeat – Netherlands
Integriculture – Japan
Modern Meadow – New Jersey
Perfect Day – California
Finless Foods – California
Clara Foods – California
JUST – California
Memphis Meats – California
Geltor – California
Bolt Threads – California
Small Scale, Limited Markets
Large Scale, Global Markets
There is much work that needs to be done today to grow the field of cell-ag. These estimates are based upon people around the world accelerating the revolution of cellular agriculture and we need your help to reach these goals sooner!
HURDLES – GOALS – PREDICTIONS
The following was taken from an interview with CAS Founder & President, Kristopher Gasteratos…
– Current Animal Agriculture’s Involvement/Investment
– Cultural traditions and reluctance to change
– Complexity of the products
– Lobbying/resistance efforts from opponents like grain producers and wildlife conservation groups
– The governmental structure of countries (authoritarian/democratic)
– The development of nations’ economies
We live in arguably the most challenging time in human history to make accurate technological projections. Especially considering the complex intersectional nature of modern technology, predictions are particularly difficult to make with high precision. However, the following is what I have gathered speaking with people from around the world on this topic, inside the field of cell-ag and out. I have spoken with the most conservative estimators like the director of IARPA, who thinks cellular agriculture products may never “substitute” animal products completely, but instead will “supplement” animal-based animal products, to the most liberal estimators like JUST, inc., who is aiming for commercialization in 2018 and to thereafter revolutionize the world within a decade.
So while the future is extremely difficult to predict, especially with advancing technologies on the horizon today, the following are my predictions which converge with 3 Major Milestones I have for the future of cellular agriculture…
1) The Emergence
It has taken us thousands of technological progress to get here, but by the 2020s the commercialization of cellular agriculture products like clean meat, dariy, and Zoa allow the first people in the world to go Neo. Many people are very skeptical about cellular agriculture products, especially food products, but it is slowly growing acceptance within society; early adopters are beginning to go completely Neo. Due to the complexity of the products, not all products will be commercialized at once, so the early Neomnivores will not have chicken “nuggets” available to them over “rotisserie” chickens.
2) The Confluence
The philosophy of Neomnivorism is growing after the first products arose in the 2020s. For years, a lack of all products having cellular agriculture analogs delays the Neo movement from taking off, as well as mass skepticism towards its long-term impact. After decades though, cellular agriculture products are becoming widely accepted reaching 70% market share in early adopting countries and are rising in the countries of least interest. These last adopting countries reach at least a 10% average market share threshold for the bottom 10 adopting countries – this marks the end of the Confluence. Inversely, animal agriculture based products are less than 30% of animal products sold in early adopting countries. Conversely, not as tied to potential social reluctance, a huge wave may take place shortly after the pointwhen the cost/utility of cell-ag products rival that of traditional animal ag products as a whole, and hence it becomes clear that the benefits far outweigh years of society’s reluctance towards adopting. Also newgenerations help with increasing its acceptance globally, making large transitions possible of 10-20% in a matter of years. This period will be known as the Neomnivore’s Renaissance when in just a matter of years, vast quantities of people go Neo and the amount of true omnivores in the world begins to dwindle.
3) The Apotheosis
After multiple decades, and efforts from Neomnivores around the world, there exists over 95% market share for cellular agriculture products wherever humanity inhabits universally. This is coupled with legislation that bans the use of animals to produce animal products & significant taboo exists towards using real animals for animal products wherever humanity practices agriculture, including extraterrestrially. By the 22nd Century, most of the world has now gone Neo and society has, by and large, moved past its industrialized use of animals for animal products – Neomnivorism is an accepted and implied philosophy embedded in societal ethics universally. The Apotheosis marks the end of the millennia-long era where humanity used the other animals on Earth as tools to produce goods.