From lab to lunch plate
16 October, 6:00 pm
Discussion | Environment & Nature, Food & Drink
A tantalising look into the future of food and the psychology of cuisine. What are your views on lab-grown ‘clean meat’ or putting cricket-crunchies and mealworms on the menu? Insect-based protein is growing globally with smaller environmental impacts than meat. Pioneering the clean pet-food revolution, Ryan Bethencourt explores the technical, social, economic and ethical questions with our panel – what’s to your taste?
Ryan Bethencourt is a co-founder and CEO at Wild Earth, bringing years of experience in leading, building and advising high-growth food and biotechnology companies. Ryan is a biotech entrepreneur, investor, and one of the founders of the biohacker movement. He’s a co-founder, former Program Director, and Venture Partner at IndieBio and has invested in over 70 early stage biotech startups and served as the head of life sciences at the XPRIZE Foundation. As an ethical vegan, Ryan is passionate about the future of biology as a technology, applied across all industries to solve some of humanity’s most intractable problems. His work at the interface of science, food, and business has been covered by many major publications.
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