We are Farmless
meet our
Fermers

Our mission

Farmless was founded to free protein production from animals and agricultural land.

Our story

Back in 2017, our fermer-in-chief Adnan Oner asked himself: which important problem is no one solving? After reading hundreds of papers and doing years of research he came to the conclusion that large scale animal agriculture is one of the biggest problems threatening the planet.

Adnan discovered something that almost no one was working on: brewing food independently from agricultural land. Because of its tiny foodprint this means that instead of cutting down forests we could be giving back farmland to nature, reforest our planet, reverse biodiversity loss and draw down gigatons of carbon.

Based in Amsterdam, Farmless has a team of committed fermers who are working hard on bringing tasty food to your table.

Creating a future worth getting excited about


The team that
brews the proteins

Dr. Marko Kuijper

Fermentation Development Specialist

Dr. Ana Maria Zetty

Fermentation scientist

Dr. Wan Qing Jia

Food scientist

Dr. Maria Cuellar-Soares

Chief Science Officer (CSO)

Dr. Jordan Radek

Fermentation development scientist

Pepijn Vloemans

Head of communication & public affairs

Adnan Oner

Founder & Fermer-in-Chief

Our advisors

Dr. Nico Claassens
Wageningen University

Expert in efficient microbial protein pathways and metabolic engineering.

Nigel Baldwin

Expert on regulatory strategy. Worked on >80 food ingredient approvals.

Dr. Carel Smit
Director of IP at Formo

Expert on IP strategy.

Dr. Julia Keppler
Wageningen University

Expertise in functional properties of food.

Dr. Ron Shigeta

Co-founder IndieBio.

Gregory M. Bernstein

Expertise on funding strategy and go-to market.

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