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MJ Kinney is a food scientist and the Founder of farescience, a consulting company that specializes in next generation food product development. Her specialization in alternative proteins has spanned b2b, b2c, and non-profit sectors, throughout which she has built collective experience in R&D, technical sales, and project management.

A big picture thinker, MJ has interfaced with various subject-matter experts to create new narratives in food innovation, while strategizing and executing a concept through to its commercialization and sale.

MJ’s product development experience spans the natural and organic foods segment, where she has formulated according to a wide variety of standards including clean label, USDA Certified Organic, Non-GMO, allergen-free, gluten-free, and reduced sugar. She is a go-to expert for the application of plant protein ingredients into puffed snacks, cereals, and textured vegetable protein, as well as beverages, spreads, sauces, and much more.