The Future of Protein:
Blending Markets and Food Technology to Solve Some of the World’s Biggest Problems

As populations and incomes rise throughout the world, more and more environmental scientists and economists are asking how the world will support its projected population of 9.5 billion people by 2050 and how governments can meet the climate change goals they committed to in the Paris Agreement.


Venture capital firms, entrepreneurs, and major corporations are rising to the challenge, innovating and marketing plant and cultured alternatives to meat, dairy, and eggs that are cleaner, safer, and more sustainable.

In this talk, LSE alum and GFI co-founder/executive director Bruce Friedrich will discuss why animal protein alternatives are gaining popularity with the biggest tech investors in Silicon Valley, including Bill Gates, Biz Stone, and Sergey Brin; share updates on some of the most exciting developments in the field; and talk about career opportunities in the venture capital and entrepreneurial fields.

This talk will serve as a preview for Friedrich's new book, which will be released on January 2, 2018, and is available for pre-order.


A networking reception will follow.


Monday, December 4th, 2017 from 6:00 until 8:00pm


Hosted by Beth Halpern (MSc Public Policy '98)


Hogan Lovells
555 13th St NW
Washington, DC 20004


$5 for AFLSE members
$10 for non-members

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7:00PM Mon 4 Dec 2017 ( Timezone: Eastern )


Hogan Lovells
555 13th St NW
Washington, DC 20004

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About Bruce Friedrich, Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Good Food Institutebruce-friedrich
Bruce graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown Law and Phi Beta Kappa from Grinnell College and also holds degrees from Johns Hopkins University and the London School of Economics. Bruce is a popular speaker on college campuses and has delivered presentations on food innovation at most of the nation's top universities, including Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford, and MIT. 
Bruce has co-authored two books, including the forthcoming Clean Protein: The Revolution That Will Reshape Your Body, Boost Your Energy—and Save Our Planet with New York Times bestselling author Kathy Freston, contributed chapters to five books, and authored seven law review articles.


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