CV – Leah Bessa

Leah Bessa
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Co-founder and Head of Research and Development for innovative Agritech start-up Gourmet Grubb

Leah completed her PhD in Food Science at Stellenbosch University researching insects as an alternative to meat and has gained industry experience in food product development. She is the Co-founder and Head of Research and Development for innovative Agritech start-up Gourmet Grubb, which focuses on creating functional, sustainable proteins from sustainably farmed insects. In 2021, she launched a local, fresh oat milk called Oaternative. She is also currently working with the UN climate champions regenerative agriculture team in the lead up to COP26.