Hello my friends, today we are talking to Aryé, the Co-Founder of Wildtype. And we discuss the process and technology needed to grow real meat from salmon cells, the emergence of cellular agriculture and how technology is shaping the future of food.
All of this, right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast!
This is a pivotal moment for the future of food. Demand for seafood and other animal protein has never been greater, while wild sources continue to dwindle. At the same time, our global population is on track to reach nearly 10 billion by the middle of this century. With so much new demand on our food supply, we need to create new tools to sustainably meet the food security challenges of our 21st century. This is the promise of cellular agriculture.
By growing seafood directly from cells, we now have the ability to cultivate genuine salmon and other seafood without relying on wild or farmed fish. What’s more, we have the opportunity to keep what we all love about seafood on our plates – the delicious protein and nutritious fats – without the things we’d rather leave out: mercury, microplastics, pharmaceutical compounds, and other contaminants.
Together we can return our planet back to the wild, restoring our rivers, streams, and oceans so they can once again be abundant sources of wild fish for generations to come.