Cellular agriculture

Cellular agriculture

Cellular agriculture is an interdisciplinary scientific field drawing from several disciplines such as synthetic biology, genetic engineering, molecular biology, tissue engineering, biochemistry, and food science to design organisms capable of producing a wide variety of agricultural products.

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According to Dr. Mark Post of Maastricht University, who created the first cultured beef burger, it takes 440,000 cows to produce 1,750,000 burgers; the same amount of burgers could be cultured from the cells of one cow using cellular agriculture techniques. ThisProponents isof acellular giantagriculture leaphighlight this potential for reduction in efficiencyanimal suffering as compared to traditional agricultural processes for food production, and a necessarylivestock onepractices. Erin Kim, communication director of New Harvest, believes "There is simply no more room left to pack more animals onto land, or meat onto the breast of a boiler chicken".

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