Check out photos from the event and the Frizzell students’ recap blog here!

Join us on Thursday, October 19th at 5pm at the Polsky Center for a fantastic event about the future of food!

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! 

This event is sponsored by the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the Frizzell Family Speaker and Learning Series, the Program on Global Environment, The College, and the Pritzker School of Medicine.