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Cellular Agriculture – A Retrospective Look 20 Months Later

Farm animals

I recently read a very interesting article in which Davide Banis asks Paul Shapiro to make predictions about what will happen to Clean Meat in 2019 (https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidebanis/2018/12/14/7-predictions-on-the-future-of-clean-meat-in-2019/#19ddebc33a99).  The article is generally encouraging, and it shows how much this emerging industry has advanced in the few years since it started. However, not surprisingly, Mr. Shapiro does not predict that the major challenges that cell agriculture has to overcome, such as scale-up/cost and structure would be solved in 2019.

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Cellular Agriculture – the potential and the challenges. Part VI– Taste and textureTaste and texture - Ferrero Rocher

In my previous posts, I tried to tackle pricing and scale-up (http://bit.ly/2nalgEa ) and regulations (http://bit.ly/2mpyMFt), two important challenges that cellular agriculture companies will have to address early and proactively. Ultimately, cellular agriculture is all about food and the products need to be tasty for the people to buy them.

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Cellular Agriculture – the potential and the challenges. Part III – Regulatory requirements

Regulatory folders

In my previous post (see below) (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/cellular-agriculture-potential-challenges-part-ii-some-valentin-fulga) I started outlining the challenges that cellular agriculture as a new industry spearheaded primarily by young entrepreneurs has to overcome in order to become a viable and successful field.

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Cellular Agriculture – the potential and the challenges Part II – Some of the Challenges

Fermenters

Some of you may have read the first part of my post about cellular agriculture (see below). It focused on the potential of this novel industry (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/cellular-agriculture-potential-challenges-part-i-valentin-fulga). This part outlines some of the challenges that this new industry may encounter.

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Cellular Agriculture – the potential and the challenges – Part I

Steak in a Petri dish

… Global population in 2016 according to the UN – 7.4 billion people … to reach 9.5 billion in 2050 (World Economic Forum)…

… Livestock is the world’s largest user of land resources – almost 80% of the total agricultural land (World Livestock 2013 the UN Food and Agriculture Organization)…

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Canada – a port of entry to North America for Israeli Life Science Companies

Cardiologists at work

The Canadian life sciences industry is an important contributor to Canada’s economy, with a strong emphasis on innovation and aiming at improving healthcare delivery and patient care in Canada and abroad.

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