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After Animals Podcast

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We're back after a summer break with our first ever "Sibling Special!" This episode features interviews with two incredible changemaker CEOs… who happen to be sisters: Nikita Michelson of Pearlita Foods, the world’s first cell-cultured mollusk
This episode features impact investor and entrepreneur Claire Smith. Claire is a well-known figure in the conscious capitalism space, who created the humane investment platform Beyond Investing. In 2019, Claire and her team launched what the me
For our final episode of the year, we're sharing a roundup of top 10 animal-free food news from 2021! Sharanya and Ulara dive into some of the biggest breakthroughs and exciting updates from the cutting-edge food technology companies they’ve fe
Can tiny, lab-made replicas of the human brain FINALLY lead us to cure devastating illnesses such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and brain cancer? NETRI is a fast-rising French biotech startup that believes they absolutely can... while also elimi
German biotechnology pioneer TissUse is making mini human bodies in the lab. Sounds creepy? It's not. Here's why: TissUse has developed a unique, patent-protected "human-on-a-chip" platform. Since 2012, this revolutionary technology has been re
TARA Biosystems has raised $21.3 million to date and is the world’s only company that generates human cardiac tissue—outside of the human body. Instead of testing on animals, researchers will be able to test drugs right on actual human tissue a
In this episode, we revisit our Season 1 conversation with Dr. Sandhya Sriram, CEO and Co-Founder of cultured seafood maker Shiok Meats. In December 2020, Singapore became the first country to approve cultured cell-based meat for human consumpt
California-based startup MeliBio is creating real honey that replicates AND actually improves upon bee-made honey—without ever exploiting or harming bees. In this eye-opening episode, CEO Darko Mandich tells us how MeliBio is creating vegan, be
Let's face it. Zoos and aquariums suck for animals. In this episode, we hear from two companies that are creating encounters with wildlife without ever harming or disturbing animals. Some of their top projects include life-size realistic animat
The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has noted that a staggering 95% of all drugs shown to be safe and effective in animal tests FAIL in human trials because they don't work or are dangerous. This is just one sobering data point from a
TurtleTree Labs—a Singapore-based startup—has set its sights on disrupting the baby formula industry, which is projected to grow to US$103 Billion by 2026. Co-founders Fengru Lin and Max Rye explain how they are using donated human stem cells t
From making leather out of mushrooms to growing silk in a lab, innovative textile startups around the world are reinventing how we make and consume materials. Nicole Rawling is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Material Innovation In
Prime Roots' co-founder & CEO Kimberlie Le and her team are working to bring a new more affordable, ethical, nutritious, and sustainable protein to the world. How? The Berkeley, California-based startup is creating high protein meats and seafoo
Yuki Hanyu is the CEO of Integriculture, a rising Japanese biotech startup that recently raised $7.4 million to take cell-based protein production to the next level, globally. He’s also the founder of the Shojinmeat Project, a community of home
We hope this episode will bring optimism in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Food startup New Culture is creating mozzarella (and other dairy products) without the “moo.” Their secret strategy? Drawing from the same science that makes animal
Pembient is a company making big chunks of realistic fake rhino horn in the lab. Its goal is to flood the market with high-quality, "can't-tell-the-difference" replica products, driving down demand for the real stuff—thereby ultimately helping
NovaMeat’s Founder and CEO Dr. Giuseppe Scionti quit his job as a Biomedicine and Bioengineering professor to create a plant-based 3D printed steak that has the appearance and texture of animal-based meat. Dr. Scionti was listed as one of “Nine
Phaedra Randolph is the founder and CEO of Spero Foods. She gave up a lucrative career in tech engineering to start her own mission-driven food startup. In this inspiring and informative episode, Phaedra tells us how she took an unexpected ingr
Mice may have been the ancestral food for cats but Because Animals CEO and Co-founder, Dr. Shannon Falconer, explains why it is the perfect food for the modern-day cat. Her cultured pet food company is replacing slaughter with science and creat
Fast-rising cultivated seafood startup Shiok Meats raised $4.6 million in funding AND created an MVP (minimum viable product)… in under a year. Shiok Meats CEO and Co-Founder Dr. Sandhya Sriram talks lab-grown shrimp, crab and lobster, and shar
Did you know that NASA is looking for life on Mars without leaving Earth? In this episode, Co-Founder & CEO of Sustainable Bioproducts Thomas Jonas tells us all about how his company is developing a space-age meat-like protein -- from extremoph
What do aerospace engineering and chicken nuggets have in common? Christie Lagally, Founder & CEO of Rebellyous Foods (formerly known as Seattle Food Tech), shares how she and her team have created a low-cost, crispy, juicy and delicious meatle
Good Catch Foods co-founder & VP of Culinary, Chef Chad Sarno, explains how the company has created shelf-stable plant-based protein, 6-legume blend "tuna" with added algae and seaweeds for added omegas that tastes and flakes like the real thin
The Future Market founder & CEO Mike Lee explains how to create food "showrooms" that "exhibit" food trends looking 5-25 years into the future, including some cool concepts like faux shark fin and a cultured meat Chinese restaurant.The Future M
Plant-based seafood maker Ocean Hugger Foods' founder & CEO, David Benzaquen, talks about how to go beyond the oceans for sushi meat (good enough to be sold in Whole Foods across America), how to make tomatoes taste like raw tuna, and why eel f
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