Are you ready to eat lab meat?
“The next major revolution–on a scale with moving from the horse and cart to the automobile–is going to be in food,” says Cuatrecasas, CEO of mergers and acquisitions and strategic advisory firm Aquaa Partners.
It’s certainly a bold statement, but not hyperbolic. Cuatrecasas has form in spotting market disruptors, as he details in his book Go Tech or Go Extinct. Agriculture and farming are on the cusp of major change, he predicts, with urban agriculture, including the likes of vertical agriculture, underground farming and hydroponics, poised to flourish. And there’s one area he’s particularly bullish on: “The biggest thing will be the development of cultured meat.”