US biotech innovator unveils the world’s first hen-free egg

The Every Co debuted the Every Egg – the world’s first liquid egg product created from precision fermentation-derived proteins – at an exclusive multi-course dinner at Eleven Madison Park on 8 December.

The hen-free liquid egg is the result of nine years of product development funded by over $233m from notable investors such as American actress Anne Hathaway, Grupo Bimbo – the world’s biggest bakery manufacturer, and beverage giant AB InBev.

In 2015, Arturo Elizondo teamed up with Dave Anchel to establish the Silicon Valley-based biotech company with the aim to develop a scalable yeast fermentation platform to decouple proteins from animals. It does this by using yeast to convert sugar into ‘super-functional’ proteins that are similar to those found in animals and animal products – all without the animal.

“For nine years, my dream has been to build a food system humanity can be proud of,”​ said Elizondo, who is CEO of The Every Co.

“By decoupling the egg from the chicken, Every Egg is going to change the way we think about one of the most ubiquitous foods on the planet.”

A chef’s dream

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“When I met Chef Humm, I knew I had met someone with that same dream, and I am thrilled to join forces to make our shared vision a reality.”

The Every Egg made its entrance in a first-of-its-kind product collaboration with Chef Daniel Humm. A group of culinary innovators, chefs and creators were among the first to taste it at an exclusive dinner at Eleven Madison Park, Chef Humm’s 3-star Michelin restaurant in New York City.