Optimism for the Future of the Food System with Jim Mellon

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Jim Mellon is the Chairman of Juvenescence, a biotech company disrupting the health industry through the latest advancements in supplements. He is the author of Moo's Law: An Investor’s Guide to the New Agrarian Revolution, where he talks about how cultivated meat technology can radically change the way the food system works. Jim supports startups that aim to innovate the food industry to promote a society that no longer relies on real meat.

Jim Mellon joins me today to discuss why he is optimistic about the future of food systems. He shares how the exponential growth of science and the next decade will have more scientific innovations than in the last 100 years. He explains the secret meaning behind his book’s title and what he wants readers to take away from it. He describes the disaster that awaits us if we don’t put a stop to antimicrobial resistance. Jim also discusses the hurdles that the cultivated meat industry will face and the countries that will likely adapt to lab-grown meat first.

"Science is moving much faster than it used to - and just in time, actually. We need it to move faster." - Jim Mellon

This week on CTRL-ALT-Meat:

  • Why Jim is optimistic about how the food system will evolve in the future
  • The frailty of the food supply chain
  • How science is progressing faster than it did hundreds of years ago
  • The secret meaning behind the title of his book
  • What Jim suggests to those who criticize lab-made meat products
  • The growing problems in using antibiotics in animal feeds and the worst-case scenario
  • Why cell-ag meat is healthier and more sustainable than real meat
  • The different meat products you see today compared to a decade ago
  • The growth of the infant nutrition market and noticeable innovations
  • Will the alternative meat industry experience a startup bubble
  • The biggest hurdles Cell-Ag is facing and will face in the future
  • Countries that will adapt to lab-made foods first
  • What readers will find helpful in his book

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Resetting the Food System for a Better Tomorrow

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