Welcome to another episode of Raising Your Antenna, your source for in-depth insight from leaders in emerging technology. We are excited to have Alex Shirazi, organizer of Cultured Meat Symposium, a conference held in San Francisco highlighting top industry insights of the cell-based meat revolution.
One of the hallmarks of the last 100 years is that we not only eat to live but we live to eat. Americans, perhaps more than anyone else in the world, love beef. Unfortunately, beef has some major drawbacks. The meat that we ingest is riddled with hormones and preservatives, potentially creating some health risks. We produce more antibiotics for animals than we do for human beings and that increases the risks associated with antibiotics resistance. There's a massive environmental cost to raising cattle, and then there's the problem of cruelty to animals.
In this episode, we will explore the cell-based meat movement, or what until very recently was referred to as the clean meat industry - a new and fast-growing industry that promises to satiate our nation’s appetite for beef with meat that is grown from in vitro animal cell culture instead of from slaughtered animals.
Joining me on today's tour de force of cell-based meat is Alex Shirazi, who runs the Cultured Meat Symposium, one of the preeminent industry conferences for cell-based meat.
Tune is as we talk about…
- Alex’s background and what led him to the cell-based meat industry
- Naming and defining the terms “cell-based meats” and “cultured meats”
- Converting animal agriculture to cellular agriculture.
- Cell-based meat vs. traditional meat
- Price parity
- Industry barriers
- The future of cell-based industry and more!
Learn more about Alex Shirazi and join him at Cultured Meat Symposium in San Francisco for a one day event on November 1, 2018 that highlights the top industry insights of the cell-based meat revolution.