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, 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.


  • Björn Lárus Örvar, Ph.D. of ORF Genetics

    Björn Lárus Örvar, Ph.D. of ORF Genetics

    13/11/2020 Duração: 22min

    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. Björn is responsible for business development with special focus on developing animal portfolio of growth factors for cell-cultured meat. --- Support this podcast:

  • Lavanya Anandan of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

    Lavanya Anandan of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

    24/10/2020 Duração: 19min

    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. She has a PhD in Molecular &  Cellular Biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.   Learn more about Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany at --- Support this podcast:

  • Dr. Tiffany Lee of the North American Meat Institute

    Dr. Tiffany Lee of the North American Meat Institute

    23/09/2020 Duração: 25min

    Register for the Cultured Meat Symposium at 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. Lee earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Master of Science degrees from Kansas State University in 2012. After practicing in a mixed animal clinic in Limon, Colorado, she returned to Kansas State University to pursue a PhD degree in Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology. --- Support this podcast:

  • Ricardo M. Gouveia, PhD - New Harvest Fellowship Series

    Ricardo M. Gouveia, PhD - New Harvest Fellowship Series

    13/09/2020 Duração: 25min

    Register for the Cultured Meat Symposium 2020 at  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. Since then, his research interests have forked into multiple fields, and allowed me to make new and exciting discoveries relevant to areas as diverse as healthcare, bio-manufacture and food. --- Support this podcast:

  • Scott Allan - New Harvest Fellowship Series

    Scott Allan - New Harvest Fellowship Series

    01/09/2020 Duração: 29min

    Register for the Cultured Meat Symposium 2020 event at  Scott Allan is a New Harvest Research Fellow and PhD student with the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies at the University of Bath,  UK.  He is working with Dr Marianne Ellis and Dr Paul De Bank on bioreactor design for scaling up cultured meat production, with a focus hollow fibre bioreactors. Prior to this, Scott obtained his Masters degree in  Chemical Engineering from the University of Bath and has work experience  in both upstream and downstream oil & gas. His final year (senior year) project was an engineering design project,  with individual and group aspects, focusing on the design of a hypothetical large-scale production plant for cultured meat production.  He is now actively pursuing research for a sustainable future in the  Ellis lab, with an interdisciplinary approach at the intersection  between tissue engineering and bioprocess design. --- Support this podcast: h

  • Carrie Chan of Avant Meats

    Carrie Chan of Avant Meats

    09/08/2020 Duração: 30min

    Register for the Cultured Meat Symposium at Carrie is a seasoned business executive with a passion for the environment, particularly the impact of our food supply on the planet.  Her expertise is in general management and project delivery.  She managed major real estate developments from ground zero to full operation.  At Avant Meats, Carrie provides the vision, guides the strategy and supervises the implementation. The company’s technology platform focus on fish and seafood products tailored for the food culture of consumers in China and in the region. This episode was recorded in April 2020. --- Support this podcast:

  • Andrew Stout - New Harvest Fellowship Series

    Andrew Stout - New Harvest Fellowship Series

    04/08/2020 Duração: 39min

    Register for the Cultured Meat Symposium 20 at  Alex Shirazi interviews industry veteran Andrew Stout on this episode.  Andrew is a 3rd year PhD candidate in Dr. David Kaplan's Biomedical  Engineering lab at Tufts University. There, he studies how synthetic  biology and metabolic engineering can be applied to cultured meat, with  particular focus on nutritional and/or functional enhancement of  cultured meat products and bioprocesses. Before Tufts, Andrew obtained a B.S. in Materials Science from Rice  University, was a researcher in the lab of Dr. Mark Post at Maastricht  University (where he studied scaffolding materials for cultured meat),  and worked as a research associate at Geltor, Inc., in San Leandro,  California (where he worked on a team engineering microbial strains for  the production of animal free collagen). --- Support this podcast:

  • Dr. Martina Miotto and Leo Groenewegen of CellulaREvolution Ltd.

    Dr. Martina Miotto and Leo Groenewegen of CellulaREvolution Ltd.

    25/07/2020 Duração: 41min

    Alex Shirazi sits down with Dr. Miotto and Leo Groenewegen to chat about the exciting new developments from CellulaREvolution, based in the UK.  Dr. Martina Miotto and  is the co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer at CellulaREvolution Ltd. She began her studies at the University of Ferrara (Italy), where she completed a BSc in Biotechnology and a MSc in Biomolecular and Cellular Sciences. Subsequently, she moved to Newcastle University (UK) where she completed her PhD in corneal tissue engineering and a significant part of this involved the development of the technology underpinning CellulaREvolution. Following her successful PhD, Dr Miotto has focussed firmly on a commercial career pathway. She initially received a Newcastle University Enterprise Scholarship, followed by an ICURe Fellowship to explore further the market and value proposition. Afterwards, she was awarded an Enterprise Fellowship by the Royal Society of Edinburgh to receive mentoring and training in the business sector. Since the s

  • Jannis Wollschlaeger - New Harvest Fellowship Series [DE]

    Jannis Wollschlaeger - New Harvest Fellowship Series [DE]

    14/07/2020 Duração: 25min

    Diese Folge ist eine special edition Episode, die von Anita Bröllochs moderiert wird. Die Folge wurde auf Deutsch aufgenommen.  Jannis Wollschlaeger hat seinen Master an der Hochschule Biberach und seinen BS and der Universität Ulm absolviert.  Jannis hat seine Promotion an der Hochschule Reutlingen begonnen und seine Forschung fokussiert sich auf er an der Entwicklung eines definierten, kostengünstigen Co-Kulturmediums, tierfreien Biotinten und einem vereinfachten CAD-Modell der natürlichen Fett- und Muskelgewebe Struktur für den 3D-Druck von Fleisch.  Jannis ist seit Dezember 2019 Teil des New Harvest Fellowship Programms.  -- This is a special edition episode hosted by Anita Broellochs. This episode is recorded in German.  Jannis Wollschlaeger completed his Master Thesis at Hochschule Biberach University of Applied Sciences and his BS at Ulm University. Jannis started his PhD at Reutlingen University and has been focusing his research on the development of a an inexpensive co-cultu

  • Jordan Jones - New Harvest Fellowship Series

    Jordan Jones - New Harvest Fellowship Series

    07/07/2020 Duração: 27min

    Alex Shirazi interviews Jordan Jones, who is working on exciting new  technologies that could lead to tremendous milestones in the world of  cultured meat. Jordan Jones grew up in Memphis, TN. He graduated as Valedictorian from  Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering. His interest in biomedical  engineering began in high school through an internship at Memphis  Bioworks. While there, he was able to study cartilage regeneration using  human stem cells.  Jordan then began pursuing a Bachelor of Science  degree in Biomedical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute  (WPI). He received several merit scholarships including the  Marshall/Chavez/Means award. Jordan was a research assistant in Dr.  Glenn Gaudette’s laboratory from 2014 to 2016. He worked on numerous  research projects focused on cardiac regeneration, decellularization,  and designed bioreactor systems. For his senior thesis, Jordan designed a  system that utilized decellu

  • Dr. James Ryall of Vow

    Dr. James Ryall of Vow

    06/07/2020 Duração: 28min

    The Cultured Meat Symposium 2020 online event is taking place this October 19-21, 2020. Learn more and register at   On this episode, Alex Shirazi chats with Dr. James Ryall, the CSO of Vow, a cultivated meat company based in Australia.  Doctor James Ryall was awarded his PhD in the field of skeletal muscle physiology in 2006 at The University of Melbourne. In 2008 he was awarded a prestigious research fellowship and from 2008-2013 he worked at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD (USA) on a project studying the basic biology of skeletal muscle stem cells and the process of muscle regeneration.   In 2013 Dr Ryall returned to Australia and The University of Melbourne, where he was a leading scientist within the Centre for Muscle Research (CMR).   Most recently, Dr Ryall joined Vow in November 2019 as their Chief Scientific Officer and has spent the last seven months building a scientific program around cultured meat and achieving Vow’s goal of

  • Sam Peabody - New Harvest Fellowship Series

    Sam Peabody - New Harvest Fellowship Series

    23/06/2020 Duração: 43min

    Established in 2004, New Harvest is the non-profit research institute building the field of cellular agriculture. We're partnering with new Harvest for a multi-part series on the Cultured Meat and Future Food Show.  On this episode, we're excited to have Sam Peabody who sits down (virtually) with Alex Shirazi to discuss new and exciting research in the field of cultivated meat.  Samuel S. Peabody IV is a 1st year Ph.D. student of Animal Science at Texas Tech University. His area of research includes the study of Microbiology and Food Safety. His current studies are examining the safety aspects of cell cultured meat, poultry, and seafood. --- Support this podcast:

  • Dr. Nina Buffi and Dr. Jan Saam of

    Dr. Nina Buffi and Dr. Jan Saam of

    19/06/2020 Duração: 31min

    This episode is co-hosted with Anita Broellochs. Nina Buffi obtained her degree of Microengineering in 2009 at the Swiss Institute of Technology Lausanne. After an internship at the University of British Columbia, where she developed a microfluidic chip for impedance cell spectroscopy, she joined the Microsystems Laboratory at EPFL, where she obtained her PhD with a thesis titled "Design and construction of a portable whole-cell living bacterial biosensor for the detection of arsenic in water". In 2014 she moved to Berlin and later she joined OSPIN, a company aiming to establish an open bioprocessing platform as the operating system of modern biotechnology. Since January 2018 she is the OSPIN´s CTO. Jan studied biophysics and after simulating the complex dynamics of biomolecules on super computers he worked as a product designer in software industry for a while. Later he became an innovation manager at a biomedical think tank in Berlin where he got interested in tissue engineering. In 2014 he founded OSPIN, a

  • Natalie Rubio - New Harvest Fellowship Series

    Natalie Rubio - New Harvest Fellowship Series

    02/06/2020 Duração: 29min

    We're excited to announce the New Harvest Fellowship Series. Established in 2004, New Harvest is the non-profit research institute building the field of cellular agriculture. We're partnering with New Harvest for a multi-part series on the Cultured Meat and Future Food Show. We've had conversations with members of the New Harvest leadership previously on this show. Please see our episode with Executive Director Isha Datar and Research Director Dr. Kate Krueger. On this episode, we are delighted to have Natalie Rubio, kicking off the New Harvest Fellowship Series. Natalie is a Ph.D. student at Tufts University in the Biomedical Engineering Department. She works in Dr. David Kaplan's tissue engineering research group. Her research is primarily focused on growing cultured meat from insect cells and developing edible scaffold systems. Prior to graduate school, Natalie worked for New Harvest and Perfect Day Foods. Currently, she is a scientific advisor for two cellular agriculture start-up companies (Bond Pet Food

  • Liz Marshall - Meat The Future

    Liz Marshall - Meat The Future

    30/04/2020 Duração: 32min

    Alex Shirazi chats with filmmaker Liz Marshall about the upcoming  documentary: Meat The Future (2020). Learn more about the film at  Liz Marshall is an award-winning Canadian filmmaker. Since the 1990s she  has written, produced, directed, and filmed diverse international and  socially conscious documentaries.  Her work has been released theatrically, been broadcast globally, made  available digitally, and has screened for hundreds of grassroots  communities around the globe. Marshall’s visionary feature-length films  explore social justice and environmental themes driven by strong  characters.  Marshall’s current feature documentary Meat The Future , chronicles the  birth of the “clean” “cultured” “cell-based” "cultivated" meat industry  in America through the eyes of pioneer Dr. Uma Valeti. Previous titles  include Midian Farm (2018), Water On The Table (2010), the HIV/AIDS  trilogy for the Stephen Lewis Found

  • Bruce Friedrich of The Good Food Institute

    Bruce Friedrich of The Good Food Institute

    18/04/2020 Duração: 25min

    Bruce Friedrich is co-founder and executive director of The Good Food Institute. With branches in the United States, India, Israel, Brazil, Europe, and Asia Pacific, GFI is accelerating the production of plant-based and cultivated meat in order to bolster the global protein supply while protecting our environment, promoting global health, and preventing food insecurity and animal cruelty. His TED talk from April 2019 has been viewed more than 2.2m times and has been translated into 23 languages.  --- Support this podcast:

  • Shannon Theobald

    Shannon Theobald

    10/04/2020 Duração: 22min

    Shannon is a data-driven creative-at-heart and her mission is to create a better future by changing the way we produce and consume food.  She is a Jack of All Trades that specializes in consumer-backed business strategy, data analysis, marketing, and policy in the food industry.   Her endeavors center around alternative protein and Food Tech which reduces harmful climate impacts of food production.  Shannon's Podcast: Big Food Big Future Shannon's Book: Printing Your Dinner --- Support this podcast:

  • Gary Schefsky of New Luna Ventures

    Gary Schefsky of New Luna Ventures

    06/04/2020 Duração: 40min

    Gary Schefsky is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of New Luna Ventures. He is also an investor, professor, educational writer and a leading proponent of sustainable impact measurement. New Luna Ventures is a leading impact venture capital advisor and investor in the food, agriculture, energy, community enrichment, and enabling software industries. they help entrepreneurs build sustainable ventures and connect disruptive ideas with investors and partners. Mr Schefsky’s experience in impact investing, knowledge, & add-value support resonants with food 2.0 entrepreneurs. His depth of experience with entrepreneurship, emerging market opportunities, and as an investment professional also provide New Luna Ventures with a powerful combination for success. --- Support this podcast:

  • Tony Hunter - Futurist for food

    Tony Hunter - Futurist for food

    01/04/2020 Duração: 34min

    Tony Hunter is a Global Futurist, Speaker and Foresight Strategy consultant specializing in the Future of Food. He uses his FutureCUBED™ methodology as a structured way of viewing the food, beverage and ag industry’s long term future in 10+ years while linking it back to current events. This enables a practical, real world approach to the task of using foresight strategy to predict the long term Future of Food. He is a passionate believer that AgriFood Tech offers massive opportunities to solve the problems of sustainability and feeding the growing global population. Tony travels the world using his distinctive combination of scientific qualifications, business experience and detailed understanding of exponential food technologies to deliver a unique perspective on the Future of Food. This week, we will be doing something a bit different. I've decided to leave in some of the introductory conversation that I have with guests as I explain the recording process. Stay safe. Stay indoors. Save lives. --- Suppor

  • Kevin Cochran, CEO amp Founder of Jackie Mays Grill

    Kevin Cochran, CEO & Founder of Jackie Mays Grill

    15/02/2020 Duração: 40min

    Contribute to the campaign here: Kevin Cochran makes his full circle return to the restaurant industry in his newest venture, Jackie Mays Burger Grill. Jackie Mays is the culmination of a career spent in the service of customers, whether in retail, e-commerce, business, or sustainability. After ten years of working up the ranks in many restaurants to becoming the first General Manager of Freebirds World Burrito, Kevin gave up the food business two decades ago for the high tech world, and worked the last ten in clean technology. In his previous role as Chief Operations Officer for an emerging energy and sustainability management company, Kevin led programs to track energy and carbon footprints for organizations like HP, Tesla, VMware, and the City of Sacramento. Trained at top universities in the US and Europe, with an MBA and a certification in Sustainability, he currently serves as a Director on the Board of the Sustainability Management Association. A thro

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