Episode 19: The Future of Cultured Meat with Aleph Farms

Have you ever imagined that the meat you put on your dinner plate-real meat-could come from a lab? Before you dismiss the idea as crazy, I'm here to tell you that not only is it possible; it's the future. Cultured meat can produce the same tasty steak you know and love, all while avoiding the main issues facing the meat industry; environmental issues, treatment of animals, and even the potentiality of illness. This week on You Should Know This, we sit down with the CEO of Aleph Farms, a cultured meat company that not only wants to make an impact on planet earth, but in space as well. Join us as we break down how cultured meat is making its way to the market, the issues that it will solve, and what the future of the meat industry looks like. Oh, and where Mars fits into all of this.


Clara Mouawad

Clara is the Content Specialist at BCC Research, where she spends her time writing blogs and white papers, designing graphics and thinking up ways BCC can take over the world...like with a podcast.

A world traveler (less so during COVID19, of course), marketing whiz and always thirsty for knowledge, Clara finds innovators in a variety of fields and asks the question that our listeners want to know: How will this industry, technology or company shape how we live and work in the future?

Episode Timeline

  • [00:30]Introducing cultured meat and Aleph Farms
  • [01:52]Didier Toubia's story and the creation of Aleph Farms
  • [05:33]What cultured meat is and the current challenges facing the market
  • [09:59]The 5 technical building blocks of Aleph Farms to address scalability
  • [13:00]The process of making cultured meat
  • [15:36]Addressing consumer behavior on such a new product
  • [20:03]The impact of Covid-19 on Aleph Farms and the industry
  • [25:15]Aleph Farm's space initiative
  • [29:17]The evolution of the cultured meat industry in both 10 and 30 years