Improving the sustainability of the world's food systems by creating the first animal-free egg white.

Clara Foods is a Silicon Valley venture-backed company making animal protein without animals. Clara is working towards a disruptive advance in food technology with their creation of the world's first animal-free egg white and other protein-based products for sports nutrition, baking, and industrial uses. By using fermentation to turn sugars into proteins, Clara designs yeast to produce the same proteins found in the foods people know and love. Clara joins a new generation of entrepreneurs and scientists who recognize that the decade-old factory farm model cannot sustain the dietary needs of 7 billion people. The company brings proteins to the table that are not only produced completely animal-free, but also use less land and water inputs, while matching the taste, nutritional value, and unique culinary properties of existing food products.


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South San Francisco, California, United States


Arturo Elizondo

Arturo Elizondo (CEO at Clara Foods) has been an Unreasonable Fellow since October 2017 and most recently participated in Unreasonable Impact US 2017.

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