Cell Ag @ MIT is a group of MIT students and alumni who are passionate about delving into and spreading awareness about the alternative protein industry and cellular agriculture research.
Cell Ag @ MIT works to spread awareness at MIT of the field, encourage cellular agriculture research, and prepare MIT students for cellular agriculture careers.
To shape MIT as an innovation hub for cellular agriculture and an origin of world-class cellular agriculture scientists.
CELL AG @ MIT
WHAT IS CELLULAR AGRICULTURE?
Cellular agriculture is the process that uses cell cultures to produce agricultural products. The idea behind CellAg is to produce animal-based products from cell cultures instead of increasing the current animal production industry. CellAg hopes to reduce the extreme effects on our environment caused by the animal production sector.
There are two types of cellular agriculture. Cellular products are meat and other tissues grown directly from cells sampled from animals through painless biopsies. Acellular products are proteins and other molecules, such as dairy and eggs, typically derived from animals, but instead produced by engineered microorganisms through precision fermentation.