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Harnessing Cellular Agriculture, New Harvest Pursues a “Post-Animal Bioeconomy”

New Harvest wants “cellular agriculture,” to be as viable a career option for scientists as molecular biology. Founded in 2004 and based in Manhattan, the nonprofit envisions “a resilient, vibrant, post-animal bioeconomy … where we harvest animal products from cultures, not animals.” Yes, we have a lot of questions, too.

New Harvest will join us as a partner for our upcoming Food Loves Tech conference (tickets on sale now!) scheduled for June 10–12. Curious about this seemingly brave new food future, we reached out to CEO Isha Datar to learn more about the nonprofit’s origins and ongoing work.