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Scaling Animal Advocacy through Tech & Innovation

November 13, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm


Humane Planet: Thought Leaders for a sustainable world

Palo Alto Humane Society and Sweet Farm are joining forces to launch a thought-provoking speaker series, “Humane Planet: Thought Leaders for a Sustainable World.” The series features inspirational speakers – entrepreneurs, scientists and thought leaders – who are exploring new ways to create a more sustainable and compassionate world with positive impacts on animals, plants, and the planet. The series is inspired and sponsored by ZOOM Marketing Corp. and open to all free of charge!

Saturday, November 13th: 2:30 – 3:30pm

You are invited to join a virtual conversation with:

Pat Brown, CEO of Impossible Foods
Nate Salpeter, Co-Founder of Sweet Farm

“Scaling Animal Advocacy through Tech & Innovation”

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Our Speakers and Moderator

Nate Salpeter, Co-Founder of Sweet Farm

Passionate about giving voice to those without one, Nate Salpeter co-founded Sweet Farm just south of Half Moon Bay, CA with his wife Anna Sweet out of recognition that industrialized farming has had a profoundly negative impact on the lives of billions of animals as well as plant based agriculture.  A Ph.D. engineer working in the nuclear industry, Nate brings his analytical mindset to the animal welfare space where he, his wife (Anna Sweet), and an incredible team have built Sweet Farm to be more than only a farm animal rescue, but also to be a place of education, inspiration, and innovation through animal rescue, plant based agriculture, and technology initiatives to scale accessible change in the food system globally.  Nate and Anna are active advisors and investors in the alternative protein, agriculture technology, and sustainability sectors.

The Goat-2-Meeting program is Sweet Farm’s pivot into the post-COVID world, helping put smiles on people’s faces while executing on Sweet Farm’s mission to educate and inspire change in the way people think about what’s on their plate and how it impacts the planet.  Since its inception in March 2020, this program has completed nearly 8,000 virtual visits, educating over 275,000 individuals on how they can make their own personal impact on the environment, animals, and one’s own health.

Patrick O. Brown, MD, PhD

Pat was a tenured Professor leading an active research group at the Stanford School of Medicine when, in 2010, he recognized that the only way to avert catastrophic climate change and a catastrophic global collapse of biodiversity was to replace the most destructive technology in human history – animal agriculture – by developing a new technology that would outperform today’s animal-based technology in every way that matters to consumers.  Committing to that mission, he founded Impossible Foods and continues to lead it as CEO.

He also co-founded Lyrical Foods, maker of Kite Hill artisanal nut-milk-based cheeses and yogurts.

Sue Klapholz, Moderator

Sue Klapholz is passionate about animal welfare on both a global and individual level. At PAHS, where Sue has served on the board of directors for the past four years, she started the Daisy Fund, which helps people who cannot afford their pets’ urgent veterinary care. Sue is also Vice President of Nutrition, Health and Food Safety at Impossible Foods. The mission of Impossible Foods is to eliminate animal agriculture and its devastating effects on planetary and public health, by creating delicious, nutritious and sustainable meat and dairy products from plants. Sue and her team at Impossible Foods work to assure that their products are as healthy, safe and nutritious as possible.

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November 13, 2021
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Zoom: Online Virtual Event
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Palo Alto Humane Society
Sweet Farm