MJ Kinney is the Founder and Principal Consultant at FareScience, LLC where she specializes in plant-based product development and commercial scale-up. Spanning alternative protein experience in b2b, b2c, and non-profit sectors throughout the food industry, her work continuously connects ingredient innovations with their application in scalable, novel products (namely meat, egg, and dairy alternatives).
MJ actively maintains formulation development, ingredient procurement, and manufacturer selection capabilities for food companies of varying size. She also provides pilot facility design services for food companies that are scaling production capacity, and completes technical due diligence projects for companies engaged in M&A processes. MJ currently serves as a Technical Subject Matter for XPRIZE’s Feed the Next Billion competition where she applies insight into the know-how and challenges unique to the plant-based space. She earned her B.S. in Food Science and Human Nutrition from the University of Florida.