Fast Company

Meet The Woman Sciencing The S&%t Out Of Lab-Grown Animal Products

"The great thing about animal agriculture," says Isha Datar from her office in New York City, "is that it is offensive in so many different ways."

Datar, of course, is being facetious. But with her company, New Harvest, a nonprofit focused on funding research for lab-grown animal products, Datar hopes to turn growing dissatisfaction with farming practices into a wave of funding for animal products—minus the animals.

"A lot of nonprofits are built around a problem," says Datar, who earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in biochemistry and biotechnology. "We’re built around a solution, and all the problems that it solves are diverse and many."