Risk Assessment of Cultivated Food Products Research Portfolio

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Our Purpose

The development and commercialization of cultivated meat is progressing at unprecedented speed, which requires that knowledge gaps relevant to its safety and risk to consumers be identified at a similar pace. The Risk Assessment of Cultivated Food Products portfolio aims to identify these gaps and address them in a neutral forum involving industry, academia, and government representatives.

Leadership Committee

  • Stephane Vidry, PhD (Chair) – Global Executive Director, ILSI, USA
  • Melanie Abley, PhD – Office of Chief Scientist, Senior Advisor for Food Safety, Nutrition and Human Health, USDA, USA
  • Jeff Farber, PhD – Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Food Science, University of Guelph, Canada
  • Naya McCartney, PhD – Regulatory Safety Scientist, Vow, USA
  • Scott Lowe – Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs, Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition North America, USA
  • Haley Oliver, PhD - Professor of Food Science, Purdue University, USA
  • René Viñas, PhD, DABT – Global Regulatory & Public Policy, Senior Manager, Toxicologist, UPSIDE Foods, USA
  • Andrew Stout, PhD – Research Scientist Metabolic and Tissue Engineering, Tufts University, USA
  • David Prescott, PhD – Research Scientist Chemical Safety, Health Canada, Canada
  • Jayadev Raju, PhD – Research Scientist Chemical Safety, Health Canada, Canada
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About ILSI

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) is a global, nonprofit federation committed to improving public and planetary health by convening international experts from academia, the public sector, the private sector and other NGOs to advance evidence-based scientific research.

ILSI operates within a framework of the highest principles of scientific integrity. Our trusted professionals and volunteers around the world work synergistically and transparently across sectors and disciplines.