In the first episode of Green Queen in Conversation: Cultivated Meat Pioneers, Sonalie Figueiras talks to Josh Tetrick, the founder and CEO of Eat Just Inc and GOOD Meat, both based in California. Tetrick set himself a goal to be the first cultivated meat company in the world to gain commercial approval, and achieved it, in a very short amount of time, which changed the game for the entire industry. He talks about being the first cultivated meat company in the world to gain commercial approval and how it felt to make history, why he went for cultivated chicken when he was already doing really well at plant-based eggs, why he chose to debut in Asia and whether the industry has progressed enough.
About Josh Tetrick
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 functionalizing 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 one of America’s fastest-growing egg brands, 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 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 recognized 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.
About GOOD Meat
GOOD Meat is a new brand from Eat Just, Inc., a food company that applies science and technology to create safe, healthy and more sustainable foods. GOOD Meat is cultivated meat, a process of making sustainable, safe meat from animal cells instead of slaughtered animals. Our company also makes plant-based egg products under the JUST Egg brand, which millions of families enjoy today from San Francisco to Shanghai.
For more information, please visit goodmeat.co.