Cellular agriculture processes are used to create clean meat. It is meat grown from in vitro animals’ cell culture, using many of the same tissue engineering techniques used in regenerative medicine. In simple terms, it refers to the components of meat (muscle cells, fat cells, connective tissue, blood) that are produced via cell culture, rather than from an animal that has been slaughtered.


These are all the same thing (just different names)


Clean meat is expected to be commercially available after 2025.


We need to change the global food system because animal agriculture is unsustainable and the earth does not have enough resources to feed our growing population using traditional animal farming methods.


There are four main benefits of eating clean meat:
• Reduction in environmental degradation:
Clean meat is a sustainable method which will us 99% less water and 97% land. UN scientists have stated that our existing animal farming methods are a major cause of “the world’s most pressing environmental problems including global warming, land degradation, air and water pollution and loss of biodiversity”.
• Decrease Global Poverty
Crops grown to feed animals inflate the prices of grains and legumes, cementing global poverty. This is an inefficient system and will not work to feed 9.7 billion people. Clean meat offers an efficient solution.
• Animal welfare.
Thinking, feeling animals are subjected to cruel confinement, trauma, mutilation, and slaughter. Clean meat does not require sentient beings to suffer.
• Human Health
Farm animals are pumped full of antibiotics. This contributes to the development of superbugs and antibiotic resistant bacteria. Filthy slaughterhouses and factory farming methods can also produce meat contaminated with E coli, salmonella and animal waste which can make us very sick. Clean meat does not require the use of antibiotics and is produced in an environment free from waste and bacteria.


The innovation of clean meat is created by growing meat from a small cell sample outside of an animal. The final product is 100% real meat (with no residues of antibiotics or bacteria).


No, as clean meat is in the developing stages, like all processed foods, it’s production starts in a lab. Eventually when it is scaled up to a commercial level, clean meat will be produced in large vats (similar to a brewery)


Paul Shapiro, respected authority and author has sampled clean meat versions of duck, beef, foie gras, chorizo and fish. He has advised that “they taste like meat because they are meat”.


Clean meat is expected to be commercially available after 2025.


No, clean meat is still an animal product so is not vegan/vegetarian. However, it does alleviate the concern of avoiding animal cruelty as it causes much less harm to animals than traditional farmed meat.



No, clean meat has been created using cells from living animals which have not been genetically modified.


No, clean meat involves taking tissue and cell samples from animals which causes them no harm.


No, there is no cloning used in cellular agriculture. Cellular agriculture requires animal cells being grown in a laboratory (bio factory) rather than inside the animal.


Religious groups are still trying to decide how cultured meats fit with their theology. Jewish leaders are still debating whether cultured meat is kosher (food that may be consumed, according to Jewish dietary laws). Similarly Muslim scholars have stated that cultured meat may be allowed by Islamic law if the original cells and growth medium were halal (fits within the moral boundaries of Islam).

What is clean/cultured meat?
Cellular agriculture processes are used to create clean meat. It is meat grown from in vitro animals’ cell culture, using many of the same tissue engineering techniques used in regenerative medicine.

What are the differences between clean, cultured, synthetic, in-vitro and lab grown meat?
These are all the same thing (just different names)

Why do we need to change the global food system?
We need to change the global food system because animal agriculture is unsustainable and the earth does not have enough resources to feed our growing population using traditional animal farming methods.

What are the benefits of eating clean meat over farmed meat?
There are four main benefits of eating clean meat:
• Reduction in environmental degradation:
Clean meat is a sustainable method which will us 99% less water and 97% land. UN scientists have stated that our existing animal farming methods are a major cause of “the world’s most pressing environmental problems including global warming, land degradation, air and water pollution and loss of biodiversity”.
• Decrease Global Poverty
Crops grown to feed animals inflate the prices of grains and legumes, cementing global poverty. This is an inefficient system and will not work to feed 9.7 billion people. Clean meat offers an efficient solution.
• Animal welfare.
Thinking, feeling animals are subjected to cruel confinement, trauma, mutilation, and slaughter. Clean meat does not require sentient beings to suffer.
• Human Health
Farm animals are pumped full of antibiotics. This contributes to the development of superbugs and antibiotic resistant bacteria. Filthy slaughterhouses and factory farming methods can also produce meat contaminated with E coli, salmonella and animal waste which can make us very sick. Clean meat does not require the use of antibiotics and is produced in an environment free from waste and bacteria.

How natural is clean meat?
The innovation of clean meat is created by growing meat from a small cell sample outside of an animal. The final product is 100% real meat (with no residues of antibiotics or bacteria).

Should I be concerned that clean meat is produced by scientists in a laboratory?
No, as clean meat is in the developing stages, like all processed foods, it’s production starts in a lab. Eventually when it is scaled up to a commercial level, clean meat will be produced in large vats (similar to a brewery)

Does clean meat taste different to farmed meat?
Paul Shapiro, respected authority and author has sampled clean meat versions of duck, beef, foie gras, chorizo and fish. He has advised that “they taste like meat because they are meat”.

When will I be able to purchase clean meat at the butcher/supermarket?
Clean meat is expected to be commercially available after 2025.

Is clean meat a suitable protein for vegans and vegetarians?
No, clean meat is still an animal product so is not vegan/vegetarian. However, it does alleviate the concern of avoiding animal cruelty as it causes much less harm to animals than traditional farmed meat.

Is clean meat classed as an animal product?
Yes, clean meat has the same cellular structure as regular meat.

Has cultured meat been genetically modified?
No, clean meat has been created using cells from living animals which have not been genetically modified.

Does the production of cultured meat harm animals?
No, clean meat involves taking tissue and cell samples from animals which causes them no harm.

Is there cloning involved in cellular agriculture?
No, there is no cloning used in cellular agriculture. Cellular agriculture requires animal cells being grown in a laboratory (bio factory) rather than inside the animal.

Are There Any Religious Implications?
Religious groups are still trying to decide how cultured meats fit with their theology. Jewish leaders are still debating whether cultured meat is kosher (food that may be consumed, according to Jewish dietary laws). Similarly Muslim scholars have stated that cultured meat may be allowed by Islamic law if the original cells and growth medium were halal (fits within the moral boundaries of Islam).