If you are a startup, foundation, or investor in need of expertise in cultivated meat, cellular agriculture, and plant-based proteins, you’re going to get a lot of value out of this episode.
My guest today is Kate Krueger, Founder of Helikon consulting - where she brings her background in protein biochemistry and alternative proteins to help organizations make new foods that can make the world a cleaner and greener place.
Kate’s areas of expertise span plant-based protein, cellular agriculture, and cultivated meat.
Prior to Helikon, she was the Research Director at New Harvest and also worked at Perfect Day Foods on protein design and purification, contributing to Perfect Days foundational patent.
In this episode, we discuss Kates's move to launch Helikon, her role as a technical advisor for X-prize's Feed the Next Billion; a 4-year competition with a $15M prize for the team that can produce an alternative chicken breast or fish fillet.
We also get into the pros and cons of cultivated meat leveraging genetic modification, and opportunities for new startups coming into the space.
https://www.xprize.org/prizes/feedthenextbillion - Keep up with the updates or sign up to participate in the $15M X-prize competition
Cell-Based Fish: A Novel Approach to Seafood Production and an Opportunity for Cellular Agriculture, Frontier in Sustainable Food Ventures. Rubio, Krueger, et al. (2019)
Scale Up Economics for Cultured Meat. Humburg (2020)