By John Reynolds on Sunday 5 June 2022
FFF has a podcast double-header this week- an interview with CellAg expert doctor Neil Stephens while FFF founders David Stevenson and Paul Cuatrecasas chew over the key issues in FoodTech.
FFF has a podcast double-header this week- a FoodTech industry expert interview along with the FFF founders discussing the big news stories of the week in FoodTech.
We have a must-watch interview with doctor Neil Stephens, a sociologist and biotech and cell agriculture expert, and then FFF founders David Stevenson and Paul Cuatrecasas discuss Beyond Meat and much more.
Stephens discusses a wide-range issues in the alt protein sphere, including how society will react to cell-based products; the importance of industry names like “cell-based” and “clean meat”; the target market for cellular agriculture (cell-based and precision fermentation), and whether the cell-based industry can be scaled.
In the interview, Stephens says: “If it [cellular agriculture] only ever sells to vegetarians and vegans, it doesn’t really do anything," pointing out that these constituencies are already consuming non-meat diets.
Stephens also talks about
-The degree to which plant-based and cell-based manufacturers are making processed foods.
-How Milk Alts have broken into the mainstream.
-How much of the criticism of the cell-based industry comes from those from a biomedical background.
-Whether the cell-based industry will be vastly beneficial to the environment.
Meanwhile, Cuatrecasas and Stevenson discuss this week’s big news stories in FoodTech, as well as comparing and contrasting the fortunes of Beyond Meat and Zoom.