Cellular agriculture and its role in diversifying Australia’s food system 

With a world-leading agricultural sector, exceptional stem-cell research and access to advanced manufacturing infrastructure, Australia is well positioned to become a leader in cellular agriculture, contends independent non-profit Cellular Agriculture Australia (CAA) in a recent white paper.

Titled Cellular Agriculture: An Opportunity to Diversify Australia’s Food System, the paper outlines the case for public investment into Australia’s cellular agriculture industry. It gives an overview of current research into cultivated meat products, details the commercial landscape for cell-cultured meats in Australia, delivers market projections and suggests how best to grow the nation’s cultivated meat sector.

Released in August 2022, the paper argues for greater public investment in and support for cellular agriculture across three key areas, contending that ‘swift action across all three is critical if the Australian cellular agriculture sector is to reach its full potential’. Needed now, states CAA, is funding to:

  • develop a skilled and future-fit workforce to enable commercialisation and industry growth;
  • deepen Australia’s cross-disciplinary, open-access cellular agriculture research; and
  • establish at-scale manufacturing capabilities and infrastructure.

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Source: Cellular Agriculture Australia.
Lead image: Cell-cultured meat is a growing industry globally. Credit: Shutterstock