Ethan Brown

Co-Founder and CEO, Beyond Meat

Ethan Brown is Co-founder and CEO of Beyond Meat, a company focused on rebuilding meat from plants. Prior to 2009, he worked for Ballard Power Systems, a leading fuel cell developer, for nearly a decade. Brown’s early career work centered on electricity restructuring in support of an open grid, where his analysis at the gubernatorial level informed federal and state policies on grid management. He gained an appreciation for agriculture and the natural world from his father, a professor, conservationist, and hobby farmer. All of this led to Brown’s exploration of rebuilding meat from amino acids, lipids, and carbohydrates, which addresses human health, climate, natural resource, and animal welfare challenges.

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Meat production requires far more water, grain, land, and fossil fuel than anything else we eat – for example, one... See more
For thousands of years, we’ve relied on animals to turn plants into meat. Steaks, burgers, and chicken are staples of... See more