The Power List 2017: Patrick Brown

January 24, 2017

With 7.4 billion people living in the world during a time of measurable climate change, research is underway to feed humanity in the most sustainable way possible.

That’s the mission of Impossible Foods Inc. and its founder, Patrick Brown.

A medical doctor and professor emeritus of biochemistry at Stanford University School of Medicine, Brown realized that most people won’t willingly forgo meat for fruit and vegetables, no matter how clearly it’s shown that doing so would be gentler on the environment. In fact, as the economies of populous nations such as China and India develop, the demand for meat is