What We Do

We are spearheading the next (r)evolution in agriculture: Cellular Agriculture.

Cellular agriculture allows us to make milk, eggs, meat, leather, and other animal products from cell cultures rather than from whole animals.  

While this is a field that holds vast potential, it is still not adequately supported by established funding channels.

This is where New Harvest comes in: 


critical open, public, collaborative research that effectively advances discoveries in cellular agriculture but is lacking support from conventional funding channels in industry or academia.


that is building this field (scientists, academia, funders, industry, policy-makers, regulatory authorities, prospective consumers, etc.), fostering dialogues and collaboration.


stakeholders and the public at large of what cellular agriculture research is, and why it is necessary, in an honest, transparent, science-based manner.


New Harvest is a research institute dedicated to accelerating the pace of innovation in cellular agriculture. As the nonprofit nucleus of a constellation of start-ups racing to bring cell-based foods to market, NH builds the academic foundation necessary to sustain longevity and ongoing innovation in the nascent field of cell ag.     


NH supports ideas that are not funded by traditional sources, either because the research is too early stage or because it lies outside the parameters of existing grants. Our targeted funding is designed to yield effective new biotech tools for the production of cell-based foods. By funding open science at the academic level, we redress the IP-inefficiency that occurs when pre-competitive research is conducted by private companies and excluded from the public domain. 


Although cell-based meat presents a unique opportunity to bypass the environmentally catastrophic systems that undergird industrial agriculture, federal grants relevant to the building blocks of cell based meat –cells, scaffolds, media, and bioreactors—are siloed for medical research. This is where New Harvest comes in. We provide the additional money necessary for researchers to pursue agricultural and marine applications of traditionally medical science.