The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) has announced that Dr. Liz Specht, Lisa Feria, and Dr. Eric Schulze will be the featured speakers at the AMSA 71st Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC) Symposium titled “Today & Tomorrow – Advancements in Cultured Protein,” on Monday, June 25 in Kansas City, MO sponsored by Cargill. Cultured protein, cellular agriculture, and alternative proteins are hot topics in the meat industry today. Advancements in these technologies are quickly gaining traction. Join us to learn different perspectives on the future of cultured proteins from Memphis Meats, Good Food Institute, and venture capitalist Stray Dog Capital.

  • Farming Cells: Opportunities and Advances in Clean Meat: In the past few years, the endeavor of clean meat – farming the cells that comprise meat directly, rather than farming whole animals – has gained traction as an earnest commercial endeavor, supported financially by the likes of technology visionaries like Bill Gates and Richard Branson as well as meat industry giants including Cargill and Tyson. In this presentation Dr. Liz Specht, Senior Scientist with the Good Food Institute, will explain the technical details of clean meat production and address the challenges and opportunities that exist in bringing it to commercial fruition, with a focus on areas where meat science expertise can accelerate research and development.
  • Venture Capital Interest and Support for Alternative Proteins: Venture Capital investment in the alternative-protein and cellular agriculture space has been heating up in the past couple of years. The interest, on the part of the investment community, comes from a realization of market trends, macro data and global agreements. During this discussion Lisa Feria, Chief Executive Officer of Stray Dog Capital, will focus on those market trends as well as on the resources available for startups that demonstrate innovation and want to capitalize on the macro trends.
  • Memphis Meat Production: Bridging Culture and Tradition with Innovation: We inhabit a world that is growing, prosperous, and rich in cultural diversity and tradition. Many foods, including meat, are at the heart of our cultures and traditions. Our identities are frequently intertwined with the foods we consume. Dr. Eric Schulze, Senior Scientist for Memphis Meats, will discuss how Memphis Meats wishes to serve this planet and its inhabitants by providing high quality meat food products that honor and acknowledge our food traditions through innovation and new knowledge. We use the information and traditions of our ancestors to create new ways to produce familiar foods.

The AMSA 71st RMC will be held June 24-27, 2018 at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri. For more information regarding the AMSA 71st RMC please visit: or contact Deidrea Mabry 1-800-517-AMSA ext. 12.

Source: AMSA