Plant-Based Meat: The Path to Competition
Thursday, September 6, 2018
GFI’s executive director kicks off the inaugural Good Food Conference with his trademark bad joke, an invitation to everyone who wants to be engaged in the plant-based or clean meat space, and a preview of the many people and companies who are participating in the next agricultural (r)evolution.
GFI’s Director of Science and Technology provides a comprehensive overview of the state of plant-based meat, starting with a brief overview of the inherent inefficiencies of conventional animal agriculture and walking through the technological steps of producing plant-based meat.
From Field to Fork: The Science and Nutrition Behind Plant-Based Meat
Experts in plant-based meat development & nutrition discuss the latest innovations and advances in science, research findings, product development, nutritional benefits vs traditional meat and, advancing R&D through academic/industry partnerships.
How Food Companies are Rethinking Meat for the Flexitarian Consumer
The pioneers creating plant-based meat discuss how to capitalize on a consumer shift toward plant-based proteins, innovating to provide sensory experiences that mirror traditional meat, key influences, plans and visions for the future.
From Natural Flavors to Artificial Intelligence: Cross-Disciplinary R&D is Advancing Plant-Based Meat
From biochemists to meat researchers, scientists from varying disciplines discuss how years of food science and product development in the food and flavoring industry can be leveraged to accelerate innovations in plant-based meats.
From Field to Formulation: Innovations across the Value Chain for Plant-Based Meat
Leaders from start-ups and industry partners discuss innovation opportunities for the raw materials that underpin all plant-based meat, from optimized crop strains to more advanced ingredients inspired by biological pathways.
How Capital Can Accelerate the Plant-Based Meat Industry
Investors in plant-based meats–from impact and mission funds, corporate venture funds and agtech funds, to philanthropic foundations and government agencies–discuss their investment criteria, areas of most excitement and where they want to see new entrants.
Innovators Showcase – Pitch Sessions
Hear from the next generation of plant-based and clean meat innovators as they pitch their visions to the industry’s leading stakeholders.
Social scientists discuss effective communications that will help drive consumer purchasing of plant-based and clean meat, including consumer segmentation, analysis of benefits and barriers, effective message design, and interventions.
Religious leaders from the world’s biggest food certification organizations discuss whether clean meat could qualify as kosher (or pareve) or halal, and how certification could be obtained.
An Ocean of Opportunity: Sustainable Oceans without Sacrifice
“Living Legend” Oceanographer Sylvia Earle explores the tragic impacts of overfishing and the unique opportunities and challenges for plant-based and clean meat seafood products.
Clean Meat: The Path to Commercialization
Friday, September 7, 2018
GFI’s executive director kicks off day two of the inaugural Good Food Conference.
GFI’s Senior Scientist provides a comprehensive overview of the history of clean meat, the technological steps of producing clean meat and an overview of the marketplace today.
The Pioneers: Scientists on the Front Lines of Clean Meat R&D
The pioneers in clean meat research discuss the latest developments on the path to commercialization, the rate of progress to date and expected rate going forward, and opportunities and challenges in accelerating development.
Building an Emerging Industry: Insights from Clean Meat Startups
Leaders from pioneering clean meat companies discuss strategy, achievements and frustrations since founding, next steps for their companies and the industry, and the opportunities and challenges for startups in an increasingly crowded competitive landscape.
Clean Meat as Interdisciplinary Endeavor: Translational Lessons from Academia and Industry
From meat researchers to tissue engineers, scientists from varying disciplines discuss how knowledge from diverse fields can help accelerate clean meat research, address pressing technical challenges, and enable innovative technical solutions.
Hear from companies in life sciences, chemistry and other sectors not directly focused on clean meat as they discuss how the industry can leverage this knowledge to accelerate progress and produce the assets the industry requires at scale.
Leading clean meat investors discuss how the technology is being embraced as a bold and visionary bet, the metrics used to determine investment timing and the strategic value they bring to their clean meat portfolio companies.
Experts in U.S. food policy discuss how clean meat companies can navigate regulations to bring their products to market. They explore how legislators, regulators, and incumbent food companies can level the playing field to maximize consumer choice.
Experts in environmental science and public health discuss the potential for clean and plant-based meat to solve the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges, and steps to minimize environmental risks from rapid scale-up of clean meat technologies.