Cleanness of “Clean Meat”?
Bioreactors are kept clean:
No bacterial contamination
None of these
But antibiotics and growth factors
are problems to be solved: Neither
are recognized food additives
Food regulations (Japan)
Clean meat is...
Feed Safety Act
Drug Safety Act
＋Assessment by food safety committee?
2018~ req. HACCP standard
Clean meat in
Food regulations (US)
・New product⇒GRAS or Food Additive Petition
・USDA for meat, FDA for fish, FDA for additives
・Animal feed has whole set of different regulations
Precedent of ‘enzymatic additives’
・Regulatory issues in the use of recombinants for
enzymatic additives was raised before.
・Whole industry collaborated to get over the issue.
・Quicker to come up with its own toxicity test results
・Enzymatic additive is still distant as “a precedent”.
・May need a lobby to reach both FDA and USDA
In setting a regulatory
precedent for cellular
“cultured fish meat as
additive” is probably
the most accessible.
#Discussion at New
Harvest 2017, NYC,
Resulted in widespread accusation and allegations of :
“Technology being used for corporate profit than social good”
“Public mistrust due to technological secrecy”
-Meat recipe on Pixiv and Comiket
-Kids doing it for summer project
-Problems tackled by artists,
hobbyists and citizen scientists
-Anyone can join
& take an initiative
Demonstration video online
IP for “How to scale”
How to make ⇒ Open
How to scale ⇒ Proprietary
Level of personalization
Citizen Science domain
Citizens act and
set the direction
“Democratized cellular agriculture”
Takeaways and acknowledgements
Clean meat and cellular
agriculture are on its way.
Safety and trustbuilding are
necessary for consumer
Shojinmeat Project proposes
“radical transparency” based
on citizen scientist initiatives.
And Everyone in Shojinmeat Project!!