Cult Food Science CEO joins New Harvest Canada
Monica FergusonFood Operations Food & Beverage cell-based foods cellular agriculture Cult Food Science New Harvest Canada non-profit research
Cult Food Science announced that its CEO, Lejjy Gafour, has been appointed to the board of directors of New Harvest Canada. New Harvest is a non-profit research institute that supports open, public cultured meat research.
Founded in 2004, it is the world’s longest-running organization dedicated to advancing the field of cellular agriculture. The appointment follows the launch of “OpenCellAg” as a cellular agriculture network of excellence in collaboration with New Harvest and other partners to advance foundational knowledge for the cellular agriculture industry.
“I am honoured to be able to work with New Harvest in a closer capacity as the cell-based foods industry grows to play a pivotal role for the future of food production on the planet,” said Gafour. “We must advance knowledge to better support the industry on all fronts as we begin to suffer the real effects of climate change and the persistent issues of food security that we all face.”