About Us

At the risk of sounding cliché, we want to make the world a better place and ensure a livable future for the next generation. As a society, we are faced with growing challenges relating to climate change, resource depletion, population growth, and food insecurity. Like many other innovators, we are concerned about the trajectory of our planet and we are passionate about finding solutions to these challenges. As the world population continues to grow, how will food production keep pace with demand? How can geographically diverse households maintain access to a nutritionally adequate food supply? How can food production adequately and equitably adapt to our changing climate and land use patterns? We firmly believe cellular agriculture holds the key to answering these questions. Our end goal is to enable the commercialization of this industry by providing a solution to one of its biggest challenges.

Dr.Matthew
Anderson-Baron

Matt obtained his PhD in cell biology at the University of Alberta. Following his graduate studies, Matt held a postdoctoral position in one of Canada's top tissue engineering labs. He has extensive experience with cell culture, molecular cloning, tissue engineering, and genetics. During his graduate studies, Matt discovered the field of cellular agriculture and was the recipient of a New Harvest seed grant to study the lipid components of fetal bovine serum. While the majority of his academic career has been spent in disease-based research, his passion for science and love of animals has inspired his pursuit of cellular agriculture.

Lejjy Gafour

Lejjy is a serial entrepreneur who specializes in design research, prototyping, and systems. He leads the product and business aspects of Future Fields. With a decade of experience in business and technology leadership in both public service and private enterprises, combined with a long and unconventional history, he is driven to make Cellular Agriculture a daily reality.

Jalene
Anderson-Baron

Jalene obtained her MA from the University of Alberta and has worked in many analytical capacities over the past decade. She is a critical thinker with a keen attention to detail and the ability to turn big ideas into action. She has extensive experience in health and social research, project management, stakeholder engagement, and policy planning, implementation and advocacy.

Dr.Chris Fetterly

Dr. Chris Fetterly has a diverse background in lifesciences, nanoscale chemistry, electrical and computer engineering, and in university entrepreneurship programming. Chris’ experience is at the intersection of science and business, having worked with small technology startups and consulting for established firms. Chris has been the recipient of numerous academic awards and is very active in the Edmonton innovation ecosystem. His first experience with alternative protein was growing crickets, and has long held the belief that cellular agriculture is the future of feeding the world’s growing population