A Jewish Religious Perspective on Cellular Agriculture

  title={A Jewish Religious Perspective on Cellular Agriculture},
  author={J. A. Kenigsberg and A. Zivotofsky},
  booktitle={Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems},
Clean Meat is an emerging technology which promises to revolutionize the global food market. Alongside technological developments, the social impact of this innovation is being explored. Consumer acceptance will depend on multiple factors. For Orthodox Jews, the critical question will be whether the new food can be defined as kosher. In the absence of an exact precedent in Talmudic case law, scholars have begun to examine which set of principles would govern the status of the new meat product… Expand
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Culture, meat, and cultured meat
It is argued that the potential gains from a transition to cultured meat are vast, but that cultural phenomena and institutions must be navigated carefully for this nascent industry to meet its potential. Expand
The Epic of In Vitro Meat Production—A Fiction into Reality
Multidisciplinary approaches such as mathematical modelling, computer fluid dynamics, and biophotonics coupled with tissue engineering will be promising aspects to envisage the future prospective of this technology and make it available to the public at economically feasible rates. Expand
Cell-based meat: the need to assess holistically
The successful introduction of cell-based meat that looks and tastes like conventional meat at a comparable price has the potential to displace and/or complement conventional meat in the marketplace. Expand
US and UK Consumer Adoption of Cultivated Meat: A Segmentation Study
Assessment of the overall consumer markets and a range of preferences around cultivated meat in the US and the UK relating to nomenclature, genetic modification, health enhancements, and other features finds that consumers prefer the terms ‘cultured’ and ’cultivated’ for use in a social context and on packages, even though they perceive these terms as less descriptive. Expand
Cultured Meat: Promises and Challenges
It is argued that cultured meat is a moral improvement compared to conventional meat, and some regulatory issues, and the need for more public support to the innovation are discussed. Expand


In Vitro Meat: Space Travel, Cannibalism, and Federal Regulation
This Comment contends that in vitro meat production processes should be regulated in a fashion similar to a slaughterhouse to ensure sanitary and clean conditions. Furthermore, while generally theExpand
Cultured meat from stem cells: challenges and prospects.
  • M. Post
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Meat science
  • 2012
C culturing meat may provide opportunities for production of novel and healthier products and should be efficiently produced and should mimic meat in all of its physical sensations, such as visual appearance, smell, texture and of course, taste. Expand
Frankenburgers, Risks and Approval
  • L. Petetin
  • Economics
  • European Journal of Risk Regulation
  • 2014
This piece critically analyses the development of a novel food technology: the Frankenburger, a type of cultured/in vitro meat (or ‘shmeat’, which stands for ‘sheet of meat’). It assesses the risksExpand
Prospectus of cultured meat—advancing meat alternatives
The requirements that need to be met to increase the feasibility of meat production in vitro, which include finding an appropriate stem cell source and being able to grow them in a three dimensional environment inside a bioreactor, providing essential cues for proliferation and differentiation are discussed. Expand
The development of halal and kosher meat markets in the UK
Over the last decade recognisable markets have emerged for halal and kosher meat in a number of European countries, notably in the UK. Growing segments of these markets are now channeled throughExpand
Environmental impacts of cultured meat production.
It is concluded that the overall environmental impacts of cultured meat production are substantially lower than those of conventionally produced meat. Expand
'Would you eat cultured meat?': Consumers' reactions and attitude formation in Belgium, Portugal and the United Kingdom.
Consumers saw few direct personal benefits but they were more open to perceiving global societal benefits relating to the environment and global food security, and concern about risk governance and control and need for regulation and proper labeling. Expand
Climate Impacts of Cultured Meat and Beef Cattle
Cultured meat is not prima facie climatically superior to cattle production; its relative impact instead depends on the availability of decarbonised energy generation and the specific production systems that are realised. Expand
Pareve Cloned Beef Burgers : Health and Halakhic Considerations : 193 in
Dr. John D. Loike (corresponding author, jdl5@columbia.edu), Department of Pathology, Columbia University; Department of Biology, Touro College. Ira Bedzow, Ph.D., is an assistant professor ofExpand
World livestock 2011 - livestock in food security.
It begins by presenting a global overview, examining the role that livestock play in human nutrition, the world food supply and access to food particularly for poor families. Next it moves from theExpand