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

Over 1 million animals are slaughtered per hour in the U.S. alone for consumption. 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 decades-old factory farm model cannot sustain the dietary needs of 7 billion people and counting. 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 that people know and love.

FOUNDED
2015

AREAS OF IMPACT
Hunger Health Infrastructure Responsible Production Climate Action Life on Land

HEADQUARTERS
South San Francisco, California, United States

COMPANY SIZE
21–50

Arturo Elizondo

Arturo Elizondo (CEO at Clara Foods) has been an Unreasonable Fellow since October 2017 after participating in Unreasonable Impact US 2017.

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