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Cultured Meat and Future Food is a short-form podcast series discussing the role of plant based food, cultivated meat and food technology. The show is focused on asking industry leaders questions for an audience with a non-scientific background. Cultured Meat and Future Food is targeted towards entrepreneurs interested in the food technology space. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/futurefoodshow/support

Cultured Meat and Future Food Podcast Alex Shirazi

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Cultured Meat and Future Food is a short-form podcast series discussing the role of plant based food, cultivated meat and food technology. The show is focused on asking industry leaders questions for an audience with a non-scientific background. Cultured Meat and Future Food is targeted towards entrepreneurs interested in the food technology space. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/futurefoodshow/support

    Catching up with Didier Toubia of Aleph Farms

    Catching up with Didier Toubia of Aleph Farms

    This episode is sponsored by the Black & Veatch NextGen Ag Team. Learn more about Black and Veatch at www.bv.com

    We're excited to welcome Didier Toubia of Aleph Farms back on the show!

    Didier Toubia is the Co-Founder and CEO of Aleph Farms, a cultivated meat company that is shaping the future of food by growing slaughter-free beef steaks directly from cow cells, preserving natural resources, and avoiding the use of antibiotics. Prior to Aleph Farms, Didier co-founded and led IceCure, which went public in 2010, and served as the CEO of NLT Spine, which was acquired by SeaSpine in 2016. Didier was trained as a Food Engineer and Biologist at Agrusup (Dijon, France) and holds a joint executive MBA from Kellogg (IL, US) and Recanati (Israel).


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    • 28 min
    Sonia Lo of Sensei Ag

    Sonia Lo of Sensei Ag

    This episode is sponsored by the Black & Veatch NextGen Ag Team. Learn more about Black and Veatch at www.bv.com



    Sonia Lo, Chief Executive Officer, Sensei Ag

    Sonia Lo joins the Sensei Ag team with over 32 years of combined agriculture, technology and business experience. Ms. Lo began her career in technology with a UK media conglomerate. She then went on to build her first tech venture as CEO of eZoka Group, a UK-based internet startup that was sold in 2002. Following eZoka, Ms. Lo founded and served as Managing Director of Chalsys LLP, an advisory and direct investment firm which has invested over $120 million in 15 global growth stage companies. From Chalsys, she became the Director of Localization and Global Content for Google, Inc.

    Most recently, prior to Sensei Ag, Ms. Lo was CEO of Crop One Holdings, Inc., a vertical farming company that owns FreshBox Farms in Millis, MA and a joint venture with Emirates Flight Catering in Dubai which building one of the world’s largest vertical farms with an anticipated output of three tons per day. Ms. Lo earned her BA in Political Science from Stanford University and an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School. She also holds Professional Chef and Pastry Qualifications from London and City College and has completed certifications in Green Supply Chain Management and Zero Energy Architecture.


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    • 20 min
    Christie Lagally of Rebellyous Foods with Zack Olson of Black & Veatch

    Christie Lagally of Rebellyous Foods with Zack Olson of Black & Veatch

    This episode is sponsored by the Black & Veatch NextGen Ag Team. Learn more about Black and Veatch at www.bv.com

    We are excited to have two fantastic guests on today's episode. Christie Lagally of Rebellyous Foods and Zack Olson of Black & Veatch.

    Christie Lagally is the founder and CEO of Rebellyous Foods, a food production technology company working to make plant-based meat price-competitive with traditional chicken products.

    Ms. Lagally is a mechanical engineer and holder of multiple patents in manufacturing technology.  She spent much of her career in the aerospace industry working on commercial airplanes and spacecraft in testing, design, and manufacturing at Boeing Commercial Airplanes.  Previously, Ms. Lagally served as a Senior Scientist for the Good Food Institute uncovering the technical barriers in the development of plant-based meat and clean meat (i.e. cultured meat). Ms. Lagally holds Bachelor's degrees in Organizational Psychology and Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

    She is also an active member of the National Women’s Political Caucus of Washington, a co-founder of the Humane Voters of Washington (a political action committee) and serves as a Washington State Council Member for the Humane Society of the United States.

    Zack Olson is part of the Black & Veatch Growth Accelerator which drives smart, rapid, profitable growth; discovers opportunities; and challenges convention. He is a co-managing director of the Growth Accelerator’s NextGen Agriculture business, and currently leads that engineering team. Throughout his career he has been involved in projects that required developing innovative and cost-effective solutions, in close collaboration with the end client, particularly pertaining to energy performance improvements.


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    • 35 min
    Lou Cooperhouse of BlueNalu

    Lou Cooperhouse of BlueNalu

    This episode is sponsored by the Black & Veatch NextGen Ag Team. Learn more about Black and Veatch at https://www.bv.com.

    Lou Cooperhouse is recognized as a leading global authority in food business innovation and technology commercialization, with extensive leadership experiences throughout his 35-year career in the food industry.

    He is a results-driven professional, and has led cross-functional teams in a wide array of industry settings that include: multinational corporations, foodservice and retail operations, new business startups, mid-sized and family-run companies, university entrepreneurship and innovation centers, and industry trade associations.

    Lou also has considerable expertise in food safety and quality assurance systems, and has provide leadership at numerous FDA and USDA-inspected operations throughout his career, and has conducted third-party audits of dozens of food companies throughout the nation as well. \

    Lou received a MS in Food Science and BS in Microbiology, both from Rutgers University, and has served as an Adjunct Professor at the Rutgers Business School.


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    • 34 min
    Steve Matzke of CP Kelco

    Steve Matzke of CP Kelco

    Steve Matzke is Senior Manager of Pioneering Innovation for CP Kelco, a global provider of nature-based ingredients, and he is based in San Diego.  Steve received a master’s degree in chemical engineering from UC-Berkeley and has spent the majority of his career in process development and the manufacturing of fermentation-derived ingredients.  He has intimate knowledge of large-scale fermentation processes and has spent significant time in all three of CP Kelco’s fermentation manufacturing sites in the U.S. and China.  His current focus is in the alternative protein space and how CP Kelco can contribute to this evolving foodscape.

    CP Kelco has nearly 90 years of experience serving food, beverage and consumer products manufacturers worldwide. The company unlocks nature-powered success and applies innovation and problem solving to develop tailored solutions for its customers. Pectin, gellan gum and citrus fiber are among the nature-based ingredients in CP Kelco’s portfolio. Learn more at https://cpkelco.com.


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    • 22 min
    Santiago Campuzano - New Harvest Fellowship Series

    Santiago Campuzano - New Harvest Fellowship Series

    This episode is part of the New Harvest Fellowship Series.

    Santiago Campuzano, a former Research Fellow, received his MSc from the University of Ottawa under the supervision of Andrew Pelling. While at the Pelling Lab, Santiago’s research demonstrated how celery can be repurposed as animal-free scaffolding capable of recreating alignment of skeletal muscle cells in vitro. Now residing in Vancouver, Santiago currently works as a Bioengineer at STEMCELL Technologies. Santiago is also an active member of the Open Science Network, a local community lab devoted to educating community members and facilitating multidisciplinary collaborations.


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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Paul6 ,

Great podcast

I listen to every episode and find myself regularly learning and being inspired by the people driving celular agriculture forward. Thanks to Alex and Anita for a great service in creating this podcast.

SRetchin ,

Favorite Podcast

This is an amazing podcast to stay up to date with the alt protein space and is one of my favorite podcasts!

veganjar ,

Very Good Content

Top for cultivated meat. Nice questions and quality and comments. Please keep going! It helps lockdown move along!

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