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Mike Lee Alpha Food Labs

Mike Lee

Co-Founder & Co-CEO Alpha Food Labs | Founder The Future Market

Brooklyn, New York, USA

Mike Lee is the Co-founder and Co-CEO of Alpha Food Labs, a food innovation company that helps companies create innovation strategies and new products that are better for people, planet, and palate. Mike is also the Founder of The Future Market, a futurist food lab that explores what our food system could look like in the next five to 25 years.


Mike’s experience in food design and innovation has covered a wide range over the past 13 years. Prior to Alpha Food Labs and The Future Market, Mike led product development initiatives on the Innovation & New Ventures team at Chobani. Mike focused on building out their savory platform and drove food design from consumer insights, to ideation, to food and brand development, to business planning and production.


Mike is a frequent speaker on food innovation and has been featured in many conferences, including evokeAG 2020, and publications such as CNBC, Bloomberg, Fast Company, Natural Products Expo, The Fancy Food Show, The Culinary Institute of America, The National Restaurant Association, PSFK, and more. He also serves on the Board of Advisors for the Partnership for a Healthier America.

Impossible Foods

Synthetic biology and its place in our future food system

“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident,” once shared by German philosopher, Arthur Schopenhauer. Here Mike Lee, global food innovation expert explores the future possibilities of cellular agriculture and what it means for farmers.

5 May 2022
10 min read

Sustainable global consumer trends and what it means for farmers

Globally renowned food innovation expert, Mike Lee observes the top four consumer trends and the opportunity areas for farmers to take charge in designing solutions that will help shape the future of food, which he believes is currently led by ‘celebrity chefs’.

8 Mar 2022
7 min read

The age of weaponized (mis)information

Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Alpha Food Labs and Founder of The Future Market, Mike Lee shares his thoughts on the dangers of rapid misinformation in our increasingly digitised world and what the food industry can learn from the GameStop and WallStreetBet fiasco. Buckle up as Mike cuts through the noise of deep fakes, dubious food claims.

28 Apr 2021
5 min read