Isha Datar has dedicated her career to making the meat industry more sustainable. Though she grew up in the capital of Canada's Alberta province, a global center of the oil and gas industry, the 28-year-old Edmonton native is playing a key role in the emerging world of alternative meat and milk proteins.
Datar is the executive director of an NYC-based non-profit called New Harvest, which is focused on expanding the field of cellular agriculture—the practice of growing animal products like chicken, turkey, and beef from cell cultures.
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"I'm introducing diversity into what animal products are," she says.