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A Conversation with Pat Brown

March 11, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Virtual Event



Join the conversation with Pat Brown, CEO and founder, Impossible Foods and William Wrigley Professor Rosamond Naylor, founding director of the Center on Food Security and the Environment (FSE), Stanford University.  Audience Q&A is a centrol focus of Woods Conversations.

 Patrick O. Brown is CEO and founder of Impossible Foods, a company at the forefront of making nutritious, delicious meat and dairy products from plants to satisfy meat lovers and address the environmental impact of animal farming. 

The idea for Impossible Foods came to Pat while he was on sabbatical from professor of biochemistry at the Stanford University School of Medicine. In reflecting on how he could use his training and experience to make the largest positive impact on the world, he realized there was a way to make delicious, affordable meat and dairy products, directly from plants – that would be better for the environment and for consumers. In 2011, Pat chose to devote himself full time to Impossible Foods. 

After receiving his B.A., M.D. and Ph.D. (in Biochemistry) at the University of Chicago, Pat completed a residency in pediatrics at Chicago’s Children’s Memorial Hospital. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine and recipient of the American Cancer Society Medal of Honor. 

This event is one in a series of wide-ranging, informal conversations hosted by the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment. Each conversation will explore the who, how, and why behind major developments in environmental science and policy.


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