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Podcast / Inspiring stories

From the archive: The future of protein

The Table Talk podcast is on a festive break, but that doesn’t mean we stop providing top content.

We’ve delved into our archive and pulled out some of the best interviews from 2021.

In this episode, Stefan Gates met Josh Tetrick, CEO of Eat Just.

Eat Just made history in 2021, following a regulatory approval decision in Singapore for lab-grown meat to be sold in a restaurant.

System change needs to start somewhere, and this approval offers the potential to be the catalyst for changing the future of meat production and consumption and for cutting down on greenhouse gases, thus being more environmentally friendly.

The 1880 restaurant in Singapore is the first in the world to have lab-grown meat on its menu.

The restaurant sells a trio of taster dishes using Eat Just cultured chicken: bao bun with crispy sesame cultured chicken and spring onion; filo puff pastry with cultured chicken and black bean puree; and a crispy maple waffle with cultured chicken with spices and hot sauce.

In this episode, Stefan Gates is joined by visionary Josh Tetrick, Founder and CEO of Eat Just, as they discuss what impact this approval process will have on the future of meat without animal slaughter, the challenges of moving at scale, and why environment and health-conscious Gen Z are key to taking cellular meat to the mainstream.

Josh Tetrick is CEO & Co-Founder of Eat Just, Inc.

Josh Tetrick is CEO & Co-Founder of Eat Just, Inc., a food technology company with a mission to build a healthier, safer and more sustainable food system in our lifetimes.

The company’s expertise, from functionalising plant proteins to culturing animal cells, is powered by a world-class team of scientists and chefs spanning more than a dozen research disciplines.

Eat Just created America’s fastest-growing egg brand, which is made entirely of plants, and the world’s first-to-market meat made from animal cells instead of slaughtered livestock.

Prior to founding Eat Just, Tetrick led a United Nations business initiative in Kenya and worked for both former President Bill Clinton and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

As Fulbright Scholar, Tetrick taught schoolchildren in Nigeria and South Africa and is a graduate of Cornell University and the University of Michigan Law School. 

Tetrick has been named one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business,” Inc.’s “35 Under 35” and Fortune’s “40 Under 40″.

Eat Just has been recognised as one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Companies,” Entrepreneur’s “100 Brilliant Companies,” CNBC’s “Disruptor 50” and a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer.

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