A MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO & FOUNDER: WELCOME TO EVERY
Seven years ago, I booked a one way ticket to San Francisco. I was 22 with no job and no place to stay. But I knew that I was going to dedicate my life to fixing food—or at least give it my best shot. Why? Because the more I learned about our food system and its reliance on industrialized animal agriculture, the more urgent the problem became for me.
These truths struck me most—animal agriculture is a:
- Leading cause of deforestation
- Leading cause of species extinction
- Leading cause of emerging infectious diseases
- Leading cause of water contamination
And that it is responsible for:
- More greenhouse gas emissions than the entire transportation sector
- 3/4 of the world’s agricultural land
- 1/3 of the world’s freshwater pollution
- The exploitation of more than 70 billion animals annually, many of whom will never see the sun or walk on grass
And by eating animal products, I was directly contributing to all of this.
Once I knew better, I tried to eat better. This was a huge struggle for me. I grew up on the Texas-Mexico border and as I started actively looking for animal-free options, I realized our food system is fundamentally broken. Why was it so hard to do the right thing? Why was a burger so much cheaper and tastier than a salad? Why did it feel like I always had to choose between my taste buds and my health? Between my culture and my conscience? Between my wallet and my values? Between convenience and the planet?
CHANGE THE PARADIGM
I knew that in order to solve this problem, I needed to find a way to make it easier for people all over the world to eat better. But how? How could we create proteins that meet, and even surpass, the animal proteins you know and love today? How can we make the transition to an animal-free world delicious, exciting, and inspiring? How could we use the most cutting-edge technologies to go beyond plant vs. animal and chart a new path?
What if we could change the paradigm?
THE EVERY COMPANY
This quest for uncompromised food guided my seven year journey to build a means for enabling a better food system. A food system that creates vital ingredients built for the 21st century and beyond—starting with one of the most versatile and ubiquitous ingredients of all, the egg.
The EVERY Company envisions a world where every human, everywhere has access to high-quality, uncompromised proteins. EVERY is here to help accelerate that change.
Harnessing the power of precision fermentation, we go beyond what animals create to make better proteins for your safety, the environment, and the function the proteins aim to serve. Proteins made by EVERY must meet the highest standards every time in terms of taste, texture and functionality. Our proteins are real, nature-equivalent animal proteins (not plant-based or cell-based) made without using a single animal. The ability of precision fermentation technology to replace the proteins of today is still in its infancy. We believe this is the way alternative proteins will truly transform our food system, and consequently, our world.
At EVERY, we are committed to working toward the future we need by making animal-free protein without compromise. A future where our planet and everyone on it can thrive. A future where doing the right thing is the easy thing. After seven years deep in research and development, we are ready to invite you to join us on this journey.