Two Austin Women Hope to Build the First Lab-Grown Brisket
Katie Kam hasn’t eaten brisket since 1996. Or was it 1997? She was working a high school job at the now-shuttered BB’s Smokehouse, in Northwest Austin, at the time, but Kam has been a vegan for so long that the exact date of her last smoked meat meal is hard to pinpoint. She’s hoping to get her next bite about three years from now. That’s when Kam expects BioBQ, the company she started with cofounder Janet Zoldan in late 2018, will harvest its first lab-grown brisket. Kam and Zoldan want the world’s first lab-grown barbecue to be produced or, as they describe it, “cultivated,” in Austin. Kam is an Austin native who holds degrees in chemistry and biology as well as a doctoral degree in…View Original Post
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