Manufacturing Makeover - Rebellyous Foods
Even while working as an aerospace engineer, Christie Lagally always cared for animals. Every morning on her drive to Boeing, she would come face to face with chickens headed for slaughter, and each time she would ask herself why the plant-based movement wasn't getting closer to success. After conducting research of her own, she realised the problem at hand: we were unable to scale and make plant-based meat affordable, because we had been using the wrong manufacturing technology to make it. Deciding to be the change she wished to see in the world, she founded Rebellyous Foods, a startup focussed on giving manufacturing a makeover in a way that would allow us to overcome this obstacle and make the production of plant-based meat cheaper for all. In this episode Christie shares more about the technology she is pioneering, as well as the inefficiencies with our current production processes. We also talk about the impact that COVID has had on the business, with her team having to pivot overnight and adapt to a new market, as well as her experience with gender inequality in the plant-based sector and what we need to do about it.