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 Center for Food Innovation and Entrepreneurship Live Cell Event

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January 24, 2019

Live Cells vs. Livestock: Innovation in Cellular Agriculture

The Center for Food Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Cultured Meat Symposium invite you to our panel event discussing the emerging industry of cell-based meats.

Live Cells vs Livestock, the first event in a three-part series, will focus on the science, technology, and opportunities in cell-based meat. Cell-based meat also referred to as clean or cultured meat is genuine animal meat grown by culturing cells directly rather than by raising and slaughtering animals. Cell-based meat can be produced in a sterile environment without the necessity of antibiotics or the concerns of bacterial infection. One of the leading causes of environmental shifts is attributed to animal agriculture. The environmental impact of cell-based meat is anticipated to be significantly smaller than conventionally produced meat, in terms of greenhouse gas emissions, land and water use. By using cellular agriculture technologies we can produce meat in new ways to offset environmental change, reduce animal suffering, and improve health. This seminar will dive into the basics of cellular agriculture technologies and what it would take from a scientific and economic standpoint to bring meat products to price parity with traditional animal agriculture. Join us on January 24th as we discuss producing meat from Livestock to Live Cells!

Our distinguished panel includes:

Liz Specht- Senior Scientist, Good Food Institute

Brian Spears- Co-founder and CEO, New Age Meats

Saam Shahrokhi- Cellular Agriculture Bioprocess Engineer, Mission Barns 


Moderator: Alex Shirazi- Co-founder, Cell-based Meat Symposium


Event Schedule

6:00 pm: lite dinner and networking

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm: presentation and panel


How to get here: Public Transportation 


This is a free event, however, seating is limited in order to guarantee admission please register at .