Mon 13 Sep 2021
I love the idea of standing on the shoulders of giants. It’s a metaphor that literally means that wetake the understanding gained by the thought leaders that came before us and use it to make more intellectual progress.
Fri 14 May 2021
When I first began working in the cultivated meat space, my mom asked me if I was having trouble finding a “real” job because what I was doing sounded pretty wild. But if you asked her today if she still thinks my job is science fiction, I can guarantee you that she’d say no.
Tue 23 Mar 2021
People love meat. It’s a staple at family gatherings, religious celebrations, sporting events. It’s used to bring other foods to the next level (bacon brownies, anyone?). Meat is the definition of perfection -- there really isn’t anything we can do to make it better. Or is there?
Wed 05 Aug 2020
Almost everything we consider a great invention is, in fact, a series of great inventions. Take the electric car, which was dreamed up long before the gasoline engine, and had numerous rebirths and deaths throughout the 20th century, with a who’s who of great companies and inventors trying their hand at new prototypes. Unfortunately, its battery life remained too short and its top speed too slow to compete with the gas-guzzling competition. That is, until California engineer J.B. Straubel invented a new lithium-ion battery that solved both problems. His fateful meeting with Elon Musk in 2003 led to the creation of the Tesla Roadster - the beginning of the end for gasoline cars.
Wed 22 Apr 2020
The globe’s collective response to the coronavirus pandemic has shown what happens when we have no choice but to face the situation in front of us - and that we are willing to collectively make huge sacrifices to overcome the situation we as a species find ourselves in.
Fri 06 Dec 2019
People love meat. It’s delicious, packed with protein, and brings people together in shared experiences. But producing so much meat for so many people around the world has drastic consequences. Whether it’s animal welfare, the climate emergency, or the health implications associated with industrial farming, more and more people are seeing the downsides and are hungry for a better solution.