In a landmark development, HSI/India’s efforts led to our partners for the development and promotion of cell-based meat in India, the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology receiving funding from the Govt. of India Department of Biotechnology. The National Research Centre on Meat will be playing a supporting role in this project. Humane Society International/India (HSI/India) and Good Food Institute (GFI) India have welcomed this decision to propel India’s investment into the next agricultural revolution.
Cell-based meat companies across the world are receiving significant government support, with the governments of Netherlands, Japan and Israel, among others, investing in clean meat companies. Additionally, the regulatory authorities of countries like the United States are deliberating on the path to market for these products and developing a framework. These advancements are reflective of the potential of the clean meat sector to provide future generations with sustainable nutrition.
In 2018, The Atal Incubation Centre at CCMB partnered with HSI/India, one of the largest animal protection organisations in the country, to promote and develop the clean meat sector, has also been working closely with the Good Food Institute, a global expert organization which advances research and commercialization of the plant-based and clean meat sector, and provides input and support to entrepreneurs, regulators, scientists and more. In August 2018, the three institutions co-hosted the first-ever event to discuss clean meat in India, the Future of Protein Summit.