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Getting to know...Stephanie Kawecki, New Harvest Research Fellow

An animal lover and vegetarian who cares about the environment, Stephanie Kawecki is currently pioneering a method for growing muscle cells and fat together—a breakthrough that would take cell-cultured meat one step closer to market. This is just the latest part of her research on meat alternatives, which aside from saving animal lives could reduce the livestock industry’s outsized carbon footprint. A New Harvest Research Fellow and a doctoral candidate in bioengineering at the University of California, Kawecki previously interned at Beyond Meat, where she compared compounds in the company’s signature plant-based meat products to compounds in actual meat. Below, she talks about what drew her to the alternative meat industry, details her potentially ground-breaking research, and compares the plant-based and the cell-cultured meat industries, as only someone with her background can.

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New Harvest 2020 Canceled Due to Public Health Concerns Surrounding COVID-19

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Open Call for #NewHarvest2020 Programming Suggestions

Nominate a speaker or panel topic! Applications close Friday, March 13. 

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Inside BIOMILQ: The Company Growing Breastmilk From Isolated Human Mammary Cells

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Cameron Semper Wants You to Stop Using Cow Serum to Grow Fish Cells

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How Isha's Paper Helped Launch the Cultured Meat Industry

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ICYMI: #NewHarvest2019 Recap

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#NewHarvest2019 Slido Stats

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