About the Authors
Our story was inspired by a childhood experience of one of the team members, Anita, who grew up on a farm in Southern Germany.
As a child, she became friends with the cows that were living in her backyard until one day she realized where all the sausages and meats were coming from. The book is taking the typical question of children where different foods, in this case hot dogs, come from into a different direction than what you would expect as an answer if the hot dogs were produced in a conventional way. Instead of a story that no one would like to hear, it takes a different direction and turns a family BBQ into a science story where the mom explains how hot dogs are made with cellular agriculture technologies which has a happy ending for everyone involved, including the cow.
Where do hot dogs come from? is the first Children's Book showcasing Cellular Agriculture technology. The book is authored by Alex Shirazi, Anita Broellochs, and Illustrated by Gabriel Gonzalez.
Where do hot dogs come from? – A question that is on many minds but an answer that is quickly forgotten. But what if our story takes a different direction? Join us and enter a world of cellular agriculture.
We first learned about cellular agriculture after the topic came up in one of our yearly round table discussions with close friends. Since then, we've spoken to hundreds of researchers, students, investors, and entrepreneurs that are dedicating their life to the topic.
There was one question that consistently came up each time we would talk to someone. When is cultured meat going to be available? Many stakeholders in the industry agree —"It will be widely available 10-15 years from now".
After hearing about these timelines, we seriously started considering how this topic could be important for today's youth. What if the youth of today would be inspired to work on this technology that could dramatically change the world? This story will inspire young readers to develop a love for STEM.