Livestock cultivation for meat is an enormous driver of global carbon emissions: at least 14% of atmospheric emissions are attributable to the industry, comprising both direct emissions and the carbon costs of producing enormous amounts of feed. Upside Foods is the clear category leader in a market worth hundreds of billions of dollars annually.
Upside Foods was founded to create meat without killing animals. The company aims to shift the demand for livestock-derived meat by growing animal meat cells in a lab. They begin by feeding real animal cells micronutrients to stimulate growth; from there, the cells are left to cultivate for 2-3 weeks, producing meat that can be used like any other. Their first product is lab-grown chicken meat: real chicken without any of the ethical or carbon consequences.
Upside has assembled a passionate all-star team with expertise in science, biotechnology, and a love of food. They are hiring for many functions, including operations, R&D, quality, data, and more.
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