Using Microbes for a Meat-Free Future

A Presentation Dr. Jonathan McIntyre, PhD 

Can trading in meat for microbes be the key to an environmentally sustainable future? Jonathan McIntyre, the CEO of new Boston alternative-protein startup Motif Ingredients, will sit down with editor and food writer Leah Mennies to discuss the role of synthetic biology in creating meat substitutes as well as the current plant-based culinary landscape. 


Dr. Jonathan McIntyre, PhD


Formerly Head of R&D at Indigo Agriculture, SVP R&D at PepsiCo, and SVP at Dupont-Solae, Jon has over 25 years in life sciences and consumer products.  He’s an accomplished executive with broad experience leading technology teams, discovery & development scientists, culinary chefs, and commercial leaders. He has a passion for servant leadership, a track record of developing talent, and believes that biotechnology will propel the next food revolution through affordable, sustainable and accessible ingredients.

Leah Mennies
Leah Mennies is the Group Editor at John Brown Media, where she oversees the content agency's U.S.’s editorial programs, with a specialty in food content strategy. Previously, she was the Senior Food Editor at Boston magazine, where she oversaw the publication's print and digital restaurant verticals. Her food writing has appeared in regional and national publications including Bon Appetit, The Washington Post, Coastal Living, PUNCH, Food & Wine, Gather Journal, Lucky Peach, and The Boston Globe.

As usual, the talk is free

Door 6:00PM / Talk 6:30PM

May 8, 2019