Julia Aumüller and Jens Tuider of ProVeg

Julia Aumüller, studied sociology and specialized in sociology of food. She is working as Executive coordinator at ProVeg, working closely with the CEO, COO and International Director. She is also responsible for the organization of the New Food Conference.

Jens Tuider studied philosophy and specialised in animal ethics. He is currently Chief of Staff and responsible for strategy at ProVeg International. Jens previously worked for Beyond Carnism and Animal Equality. He is a lecturer for animal ethics at several colleges in Germany, heads an interdisciplinary working group on animal ethics at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and runs an online database with arguments in defence of animal rights (www.animalrights.info). His current focus areas include Clean Animal Products, Early Intervention and Collective Impact.

Is cultured meat vegan? – Kenny Torrella – Mercy For Animals

Kenny Torrella serves as Mercy For Animals’ director of communications.

Alex Shirazi and Kenny Torella discuss the role of future food technologies, how it relates to animal welfare, and a world without animal traditional agriculture practices.

He works with MFA’s team of writers and editors and has garnered media coverage for farmed animals in mainstream news outlets, such as the Associated Press, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, and Fortune magazine.

After watching undercover investigation footage from factory farms and slaughterhouses 10 years ago, Kenny became vegan and has been active for animals since. He lives in Washington, DC, with his partner and their rescue dog, Rihana.

Tom Ben Arye – Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

Tom is an Israeli Ph.D candidate developing clean meat in the Levenberg lab of the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

He finished his B.Sc in molecular biochemistry in the Technion with great honors and his M.Sc in the Levenberg lab.

During his Ph.D, he initiated a clean meat project from which the start up company Aleph-Farms emerged.

Tom is a co-founder of The Modern Agriculture Foundation, a past board member and the scientific advisor of the organization.

Thomas King of Food Frontier

Thomas King discusses how he started out as an environmental advocate at an early age. This led his work to focus on alternatives to animal agriculture, the cause of many of the problems he was tackling. He founded Food Frontier to focus on ways to bring plant based and cell-based meats to the Asia Pacific.

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David Benzaquen of Ocean Hugger Foods and PlantBased Solutions

Alex Shirazi and David Benzaquen talk about the increasing rise of popularity for plant based alternatives and food technology startups. David describes the market for new types of foods and how plant based products play a huge role in future food technology.

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