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

The Future of Food
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
7:30 PM – 9 PM

Are you interested in dramatically reducing our environmental footprint? In learning about new developments in cheap, ethical ways to feed a growing population? It’s time to talk about food politics. The Future Society is excited to announce that Bruce Friedrich, Executive Director of The Good Food Institute, will be joining us at HKS for his talk:

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

There will be food provided by Whole Heart Provisions! Please join us Wednesday, Oct. 26 7.30-9pm in Littauer 332 Background: 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 billion people by 2050 and how governments can meet the climate change goals they committed to in the Paris Agreement.

In this talk, New Crop Capital’s Bruce Friedrich will discuss why animal protein alternatives are gaining popularity. About the speaker: Bruce Friedrich is founding trustee of New Crop Capital, a $25 million venture capital fund that provides angel, seed, and Series A funding to companies that are producing plant-based and cultured alternatives to meat, dairy, and eggs, as well to tech startups that are focused on promoting alternatives to animal agriculture. He is also executive director of The Good Food Institute (GFI), a nonprofit organization that promotes plant and culture-based alternatives to animal agriculture.

Harvard Kennedy School
79 JFK St
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

Food-Matters
Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice

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