Disrupting Food: Alternative Proteins Leading to a More Sustainable Future
Monday, May 1, 2017 / 10:45 am - 11:45 am
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Moderator
Cristina Alesci, Correspondent, CNN and CNNMoney

Speakers
Ethan Brown, Founder and CEO, Beyond Meat
Jeremy Coller, Chief Investment Officer, Coller Capital; Founder, Jeremy Coller Foundation
Uma Valeti, CEO and Co-Founder, Memphis Meats

Consumers are clamoring for food choices that are healthy, environmentally friendly and sensitive to animal welfare. Investors are responding to this new demand by finding opportunities in alternative proteins. This panel will explore:

  • What are the challenges posed by traditional protein sources and their supply chains?
  • What benefits do alternative proteins provide to the consumer, the environment and public health?
  • How are companies using technology to disrupt traditional protein sources? How do plant-based proteins and cultivated proteins differ?
  • What are some of the most promising technologies?
  • What investment opportunities do protein alternatives present? How strong is global demand and how can producers meet the expected increases?