Cultured Meat and Future Food Podcast

Cultured Meat and Future Food is a short-form podcast series discussing the role of plant based food, clean meat, 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:

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 27m. Bisher sind 68 Folge(n) erschienen. .

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 1 day 8 hours 57 minutes


episode 9: Zac Cosenza - New Harvest Fellowship Series

This episode is part of the New-Harvest Fellowship Series. Learn more about New Harvest at

Zachary Cosenza works on computational tools for design optimization and parameter estimation using optimal experimental design, machine learning, Bayesian optimization, and other statistical learning methods for design of cell growth media for bioprocesses in cell-based meat industry.

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episode 67: Dave Schnettler of Lab Farm Foods

On this episode, Alex Shirazi chats with Dave Schnettler of Lab Farm Foods about the future of food tech investing and Lab Farm Foods.

Dave Schnettler is an early-stage tech investor and serial entrepreneur. He previously co-founded a digital marketing agency and investment syndicate. Dave brings his business expertise and knowledge of the cellular agricultural landscape to the Lab Farm Foods table, overseeing all non-tech aspects of daily operations...



episode 66: Martín Salinas, Henk Hoogenkamp, and Gastón Paladini of Moolec Science

This is the first episode with three guests joining us for the Cultured Meat and Future Food Podcast. Please welcome Martín Salinas, Henk Hoogenkamp, and Gastón Paladini  of Mollec Science.

Moolec Science is a global pioneer using Molecular Farming to introduce a hybrid concept between plant-based and cell-based technologies in the alternative proteins space...



episode 65: Kai Steinmetz – New Harvest Fellowship Series

Kai Steinmetz is a PhD candidate from the University of Auckland. His  research aims to create serum free and cost-effective growth and  differentiation media for cultured meat production - both basal media  and serum requirements will be addressed. His research will also  establish a deer primary muscle cell culture for the first time ever and  test new media formulations on these cells.

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 2020-12-16  23m

episode 64: Special Edition: Eat Just, Inc., Announces Cell-cultured chicken has been approved for sale

This is a special edition episode with Dr. Vitor Santo of Eat Just, Inc.

SINGAPORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Eat Just, Inc., a company that applies cutting-edge science and technology to create healthier, more sustainable foods, today announced that, after a rigorous consultation and review process, its cultured chicken has been approved for sale in Singapore as an ingredient in chicken bites...


 2020-12-04  14m

episode 63: Josh Balk of the Humane Society of the U.S.

Join Alex as he sits down (virtually) with Josh Balk, Vice President, Farm Animal Protection at the Humane Society of the U.S./ Founder of Hampton Creek. The two discuss where the world is headed in terms of the foods we eat and advancements in food technology.

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 2020-11-24  31m

episode 62: Björn Lárus Örvar, Ph.D. of ORF Genetics

Björn is a co-founder of ORF Genetics. He served as the CEO of the company from 2006 to 2013 and the Executive V.P. and Chief Scientific Officer of ORF Genetics since 2013. Björn received his Ph.D. in plant molecular genetics in 1997 from the University of British Columbia, Canada, and was a post-doctoral fellow at McGill University, Montréal for three years before moving back to Iceland...


 2020-11-13  22m

episode 61: Lavanya Anandan of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Lavanya is the Head of Partnerships & External innovation, within  the Strategy & Transformation group at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt,  Germany, a global life science and pharmaceutical company. Based at the  company’s Innovation Hub in the Bay Area, she is leading the exploration  of how these parallel industries can accelerate cultured meat  development. Lavanya has held diverse roles in sales, marketing and  strategy within the biotech industry...


 2020-10-24  19m

episode 60: Dr. Tiffany Lee of the North American Meat Institute

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Tiffany Lee is the director of regulatory and scientific affairs for the North American Meat Institute where she provides informed scientific analysis to its members on many issues, including food safety, food processing, food quality, diet and health, nutrition, public health initiatives, biotechnology, new technologies, research priorities, and animal health...


 2020-09-23  27m

episode 59: Ricardo M. Gouveia, PhD - New Harvest Fellowship Series

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Ricardo completed his Licenciatura degree in Biology from the University of Lisbon, in Portugal, back in 2004, where he developed an eclectic taste for knowledge.  In 2012, his eagerness to expand on my personal and scientific menu of skills found him in the UK, where he joined Professor Che Connon’s Tissue Engineering Lab as a Research Associate...


 2020-09-13  25m