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Introduction. The Rise of Disruptors
Part 1. Deliver Proteins
Chapter 1. Josh Tetrick, JUST—Rethinking the Chicken and the Egg
Chapter 2. Uma Valeti, Memphis Meats—Avoiding Animal Slaughter
Chapter 3. Patrick Brown, Impossible Foods—Making Burgers from Plants
Chapter 4. James Corwell, Ocean Hugger Foods—Turning Tomatoes into Tuna
Chapter 5. Virginia Emery, Beta Hatch—Farming Insects
Chapter 6. Leonard Lerer, Back of the Yards Algae Sciences—Growing Algae and Mycelia

Part 2. Reduce Food Waste
Chapter 7. Irving Fain, Bowery Farming—Bringing Crops Closer to Consumers
Chapter 8. James Rogers and Jenny Du, Apeel Sciences—Coating Foods
Chapter 9. Bob Pitzer, Harvest CROO—Picking Strawberries Robotically
Chapter 10. Raja Ramachandran, ripe.io—Tracking Food with Blockchain
Chapter 11. Lynette Kucma and Emilio Sepulveda, Foodini—Printing 3D Meals
Chapter 12. Daphna Nissenbaum, Tipa—Cutting Plastic Packaging

Part 3. Curtail Poisons
Chapter 13. Sebastian Boyer and Thomas Palomares, FarmWise—Plucking Weeds Robotically
Chapter 14. Jorge Heraud and Lee Redden, Blue River Technology—Spraying Precisely
Chapter 15. Irina Borodina, BioPhero—Messing with Pest Sex
Part 4. Nourish Plants
Chapter 16. Diane Wu and Poornima Paramswaran, Trace Genomics—Mapping Soils
Chapter 17. Eric Taipale, Sentera—Analyzing Fields from Above
Chapter 18. David Perry, Indigo Ag—Providing Probiotics to the Soil
Chapter 19. Karsten Temme and Alvin Tamsir, Pivot Bio—Feeding Nitrogen to Crop Roots
Chapter 20. Tony Alvarez, WaterBit—Watering Precisely

Part 5. Cut Carbon
Chapter 21. Rachel Haurwitz, Caribou Biosciences, and Federico Tripodi, Calyxt—Editing Genes
Chapter 22. Lee DeHaan, Land Institute—Planting Perennials
Chapter 23. Joshua Goldman, Australis Aquaculture—Blocking Burps
Chapter 24. Julia Collins, Planet FWD—Creating a Climate-Friendly Food Platform
Chapter 25. Stafford Sheehan and Gregory Constantine, Air Co.—Cutting Carbon with Vodka
Conclusion. The Role of Innovation
Acknowledgments
Notes
About the Author
Index

About the Author

Richard Munson is the author of several books, including Tesla: Inventor of the Modern. He also has written a biography of Jacques Cousteau, a history of electricity, and a behind-the-scenes look at how congressional appropriators spend taxpayer money. Now based in Chicago, Munson has worked on environmental and clean-energy issues at non-profits, within universities, in the private sector, and on Capitol Hill.

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"This book provides hope to an industry and society replete with despair, giving positive perspectives on technological advancements and their potential for social improvement." -- "Donovan's Literary Services"

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