Science, Sustainability, and the Future of Food: A Conversation with Impossible Foods CEO Pat Brown
Pat Brown (AB ‘76, Ph.D. ‘80, MD ‘82), Professor Emeritus at Stanford University and Founder and CEO of Impossible Foods, joins us to discuss the future of the food system, addressing pressures from climate change, increasing global demand for meat, and environmental and public health concerns. Dr. Brown will highlight his path from UChicago student to prominence in the international science community before departing academia for entrepreneurship and the founding of Impossible Foods.
In this multi-disciplinary event, Dr. Brown will chat with Dr. Sabina Shaikh, Director of the Program on Global Environment on topics ranging from climate change and animal agriculture to his discovery of the heme molecule that gives meat its taste to raising millions in venture capital and investment funds to create plant-based meat and dairy products. Dr. Brown will conclude by answering questions from students and others in the audience, so come with questions!