Cellular Agriculture Australia

Useful Resources

Beginners' Resources

New Harvest | Website

New Harvest is a nonprofit organisation that funds and supports open research in cellular agriculture. The term ‘cellular agriculture’ was first coined in 2015 by Isha Datar, Executive Director of New Harvest.

Kristopher Gasteratos | Paper

This paper lists the prospective benefits that cellular agriculture may offer upon global-scale introduction this century.

CellAgri | ebook

This ebook is a complete introduction to the field, no science knowledge necessary.

Massive Science & New Harvest | Report

This report has 9 articles; the first three articles discuss the “why”, the next three look at the “what”, and the final three describe the “how” of cultivated meat.

Mosa Meat | Video

This 2 minute video explains how we grow beef from the stem cells of a cow.

Good Food Institute | Manual

A comprehensive manual for students interested in getting involved in the cultivated and plant-based meat space.

Good Food Institute | Video

In 15 minutes, GFI’s Senior Scientist provides a comprehensive overview of the history of clean meat, the technological steps of producing clean meat and an overview of the marketplace today.


A free online course created by MIT students and alumni, that is a handy beginners resource to cellular agriculture.

Nathan Merzvinskis| 4 written modules

These modules will take you from zero to one on the foundations of the science behind cultivated meat. Estimated time: 16 hours

Want to learn more?

Alex Shirazi | Podcast

Cultured Meat and Future Food is a short-form podcast series discussing the role of plant based food, clean meat, and food technology. The show is focused on asking industry leaders questions for an audience with a non-scientific background.

Good Food Institute | Blog

Learn about the science of cultivated meat and the challenges that must be addressed for commercial production.

Industry Insights

Good Food Institute | Report

Get up to speed on the global cultivated meat industry. This report details the commercial landscape, investments, regulatory developments, and scientific progress in the rapidly accelerating field of producing meat through cellular agriculture.

Robert Yaman | Blog

This is a review of publicly available patent applications. As Robert explains, these do not necessarily reflect what is happening right now as the patent process is slow – what is released to the public could have been filed up to 18 months earlier. 
*Robert’s review is a personal analysis only and not to be used in lieu of advice from a patent lawyer*

Good Food Institute | Report

Fermentation has emerged as the third pillar of alternative proteins. New applications are transforming the industry, improving the taste and texture of alternative protein products. This report covers 2020 developments in the competitive landscape, innovation opportunities, product and ingredient applications, investment trends, regulatory status, and more.

New Protein | Landscape maps

Up-to-date landscape maps of companies, nonprofits, and investors in the Alternative Protein space.

Good Food Institute | Report

A report illustrating the critical areas of R&D in the cultivated meat industry.

Good Food Institute | Action Paper

An action paper describing the industry opportunities for plant-based and cell-based seafood.

Academic Papers

2019. Ben-Arye, T and Levenberg, S. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems.

2020. Rischer, H. Szilvay, GR, Oksman-Caldentey, KM. Current Opinion in Biotechnology

2021. Thangaraj, R.S., Narendrakumar, L., Geetha, P.P., Shanmuganathan, A.R., Dharmaratnam, A., Nithianantham, S.R. Reviews in Aquaculture

Online Courses

Good Food Institute

A free online course exploring the science behind plant-based and cultivated meat.

Tufts University | David Kaplan Laboratory

All of the lecture slides and laboratory protocols from the 13 week Cellular Agriculture Course at Tufts University.


Paul Shapiro

How Growing Meat Without Animals Will Revolutionize Dinner and the World

Jacy Reese

How Scientists, Entrepreneurs, and Activists Are Building An Animal-Free Food System

Chase Purdy

Inside Big Tech’s Race for the Future of Food

Koert van Mensvoort

This cookbook aims to move beyond in vitro meat as inferior fake-meat replacement, to explore its creative prospects and visualize what in vitro meat products might be on our plate one day.

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