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“Emerging Applications of Stem Cell Technology: Commercial Agriculture”

Congratulations to Clean Research Senior Scientist Dr. David Mack for his presentation at the Stem Cells and Global Sustainability webinar on February 17th. This event was hosted by the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR), the voice of the stem cell research community.

Clean Research Senior Scientist Dr. Reza Ovissipour Awarded $1MM USDA Grant to Study SARS-CoV-2 in Food Supply Chain

Congratulations to Virginia Tech and Reza Ovissipour, Ph.D. on winning a two-year, $1 million grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture to spearhead critical research studying SARS-CoV-2 survives on food and food contact surfaces, transfer and developing mitigation methods. Reza heads up Sustainable Food Production Systems at Virginia Tech. In addition to helping the world combat SARS-CoV-2, Reza is leading the cell-culture media components of the Clean Research development plan that will make cell-based lean fish a reality. His lab facilities support rapid scale-up of the experimentation necessary for the cell-based lean fish project.

Will cell-based meat ever be a dinner staple?

Published on nature.com, this article explores lab-grown meat's future by growing tissue efficiently at scale.

Industrializing Cell-Based Meat: What Will It Really Take?

To help launch the first scientifically sound effort in cell-based fish, we ran two simulations with global experts.

Leading Interdisciplinary Science Team Publishes Groundbreaking Peer-Reviewed Manuscript on the Future of Cell-Based Meat

Clean Research, a 501(c)(3) science and technology initiative, announced the publication of its groundbreaking research paper, “A More Open Approach Is Needed to Develop Cell-Based Fish Technology: It Starts with Zebrafish,” demonstrating that lean fish meat is likely a more straightforward first cell-based meat to produce as a one-for-one replacement equivalent for real meat.

Publication in One Earth

We are proud to announce publication in the esteemed sustainability science journal One Earth of our peer-reviewed manuscript on the future of cell-based meat, commissioned by the Cell Press editorial team.

Our Planet is in Crisis

This COVID-19 crisis will be over one day. We have an opportunity today to start addressing some of our other grand planetary challenges in a new, more effective model of innovation that is more generous, open, collaborative, science-based, and truthful. We could minimize the odds of future pandemics and deliver truly sustainable long-term solutions for humanity.

Re: “The End of Meat Is Here”

The opinion article in the New York Times, “The End of Meat Is Here,” gets some things right but misses the boat in two crucial ways. It’s the end of animal agriculture, not meat. And it’s not here, but near, if you consider 20 years or so “near.”

The Best Sources for Updates and News on the Coronavirus

For the most reliable information on the pandemic, RealClearScience has you covered. RCS compiles and shares clear, relevant, and evidence-based science news and opinion.

Proposal outline for first projects backed by Clean Research at the University of Washington (UW)

Our team is committed to solving the current research gaps associated with the production of “cell-based” meat. Furthermore, we believe that a single species focus will enable greater advancement of the science and move us closer to solving the problems associated with commercial-scale meat production.

2019 Revision of World Population Prospects

The 2019 Revision of World Population Prospects is the twenty-sixth round of official United Nations population estimates and projections that have been prepared by the Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat.

Feed conversion efficiency in aquaculture: do we measure it correctly?

This revolutionary paper busts aquaculture's sustainability myths wide open, revealing the silliness of "feed conversion ratio" as a metric, instead proposing two much more important and rational measures of efficiency: protein retention (which Clean Research sees as # 1) and calorie retention.

Scientists Reach 100% Consensus on Anthropogenic Global Warming

The consensus among research scientists on anthropogenic (human-caused) global warming has grown to 100%, based on a review of 11,602 peer-reviewed articles on “climate change” and “global warming” published in the first 7 months of 2019.

The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture – Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (UN FAO 2018)

The 2018 edition of The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture emphasizes the sector's role in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, and measurement of progress towards these goals.

Growing Fish in a Dish

UW Medicine interviewed Clean Research Executive Director Alain Rostain and collaborator David Mack, Ph.D on growing lean fish meat from cells.

Cell-Based Fish: A Novel Approach to Seafood Production and an Opportunity for Cellular Agriculture

Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems published an extensive article through funding by New Harvest exploring the production of seafood from various marine sources as a promising opportunity for cellular agriculture.

The Zebrafish Information Network (ZFIN)

The Zebrafish Information Network (ZFIN) is the database of genetic and genomic data for the zebrafish (Danio rerio) as a model organism. ZFIN provides a wide array of expertly curated, organized and cross-referenced zebrafish research data.

Planetary health and reduction in meat consumption

Published at Sustainable Earth, this paper explores meat consumption and its influence on planetary health by investigating issues related to frequency, reasons, impacts and planned dietary changes.

The Future of Food and Agriculture: Alternative Pathways to 2050 (UN FAO 2018)

Agriculture, including fisheries and forestry, is far from being sustainable. Still, options to face these challenges are available.

Lean fish have advantages over meat and poultry for cell-cultured protein production, claims nonprofit

Lean fish could have significant advantages over other aquatic or terrestrial species for cell-cultured protein production, according to the founders of Clean Research, a new open science initiative created to accelerate the research and development of cell-cultured fish.

Sizzling interest in lab-grown meat belies lack of basic research

As published on nature.com, this article outlines how ‘Clean meat’ firms have drawn tens of millions of dollars in investment in recent years, but technical hurdles remain.

New European Regulations Could Create Opportunity for Cell-Cultured Fish Products

New commercial fishing regulations apply to the waters of the European Union and may pave way for field of cell-based fish.


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