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Future Food

Louisa Burwood-Taylor

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What will you be eating in 2050? How will it get to your table? How we grow, purchase, and eat our food is changing. New technologies and food products are playing a key role in shaping that change. In this podcast, we speak to the people driving that future, from entrepreneurs and venture capital investors, to farmers and food businesses. Welcome to Future Food!
 
Every week, you’ll hear from the entrepreneurs, innovators, and leaders that are changing the food and agriculture industry on and off the farm. Your hosts are Tim and Tyler Nuss. They are brothers, 5th-generation farmers, and entrepreneurs who have scaled tech startups, developed international supply chains, and built brands. The Modern Acre is Ag Built Different.
 
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Sarah Sha is the Director of Strategy and Isha Joshi is the Director of Product Development for KitchenTown, a scale-up facility in San Mateo, CA that gives food startups access to a commercial kitchen, product innovation lab, direct to consumer warehouse, brand partnerships program, and thriving community of makers. Sara and Isha join the podcast …
 
Greg Shewmaker is the co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer of TeakOrigin, a food data company that collects actionable data to help consumers make better food decisions. Greg joins us to talk about his background in ecommerce, founding and developing the business at TeakOrigin, and the role nutrient density will play in the food system. Tune in!…
 
On this installment of Acre Insights, Tim interviews Tyler on a variety of topics, including his thoughts on Web3 and NFT's, college entrepreneurial pursuits, his career from Apple to Rivian, and finally more on Nuss Farms. Tune in! Show Notes: https://themodernacre.com/198
 
This week, EURACTIV looks at whether the COP26 summit was a 'cop' out on agriculture, we bring you the latest on the transposition of the unfair trade practices (UTPs) directive int he EU and hear from the rapporteur on the UTP file, Paolo de Castro, and we explore the new chapter that was opened this week in EU-US agri relations with the creation …
 
Craig Hurlbert is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Local Bounty, a premier controlled environment agriculture company redefining conversion efficiency and ESG standards for indoor ag. Craig joins the podcast to share more about his background in the energy sector and private equity and what ultimately led him to found Local Bounti. We discuss the chall…
 
Interested in direct-to-consumer business? We are re-airing one of our most popular episodes to-date featuring the Farmer’s Dog. Brett Podolsky joins The Modern Acre podcast to talk about how he helped create The Farmer’s Dog, a dog food company focused on using real, fresh food and delivering customized servings to their customers. Brett shares th…
 
This week, EURACTIV discusses the outcome of the European Parliaments vote on their own initiative report on the Farm to Fork strategy, and we speak with Diana Lenzi, President of young farmers' association CEJA, about her experience in converting her family farm to organic, including her motivations for doing so and the challenges she encountered …
 
A somewhat controversial category, during my hot or not rounds on this podcast, most guests have responded negatively to the concept of replacing meals with a drink - and perhaps Soylent took this on board as in more recent years it's started calling itself a nutrition company with a small but growing number of product lines not just focused on mea…
 
Today's episode is the future of food in space. Nutrition in space is much more important than you might think. Not only do astronauts need the proper nutrients to function, they also need the positive psychological effects food offers like taste and texture or interview today features on Anjan Contractor from BeeHex and Graham Greene from Astraeus…
 
Scott Uknes and Eric Ward are the co-founders and co-CEO's of AgBiome, a biotechnology company that is focused on discovering, developing, and commercializing innovative biological and trait products for crop protection. Scott and Eric join the podcast to talk about their journey starting the company together and how they have successfully scaled a…
 
Amy Yoder is CEO of Anuvia Plant Nutrients, a company that's converting waste to help crops uptake fertilizers more efficiently, and even help them to sequester carbon in the soil. She is a trailblazer being one of the best-funded women in agtech on record, raising $103 million in Series D earlier this year. For those of you who aren't knowledgeabl…
 
Another edition of Acre Insights! Tyler provides a quick update on Rivian, then Tim and Tyler discuss the latest at Nuss Farms and their journey developing a product to go direct-to-consumer. Plus, they discuss a recent article and study about the US importing tomatoes from Mexico. Tune in for some insights! Show Notes: https://themodernacre.com/19…
 
This week, EURACTIV hears reactions from MEP Bert-Jan Ruissen and rapporteur Herbert Dorfmann to the news that the European Commission chose to delay on the publication of their controversial JRC report on the impacts of the Farm to Fork strategy for half a year. We take a look at a leaked draft of the Commission's 2022 work programme to see what's…
 
Jennifer Barney is the founder of Barney Butter Almond Butter and previously led Innovation for a $700mm CPG category leader. She is an advisor and mentor to startup CPG brands and ag leaders entering the value added space. Jennifer joins us to share more about her journey founding, scaling, and exiting a CPG brand. She also dives into the current …
 
Many people refer to the 21st Century as the Bio Century as we shift from an industrial economy based on petroleum to one based on what we can grow with all the exciting developments of biotech and life sciences. In this episode we meet a veteran of this shift and an emerging innovator, both working on using the unique environment of space to help …
 
Unconventional Growth is a weekly conversations podcast about the future of food and ag that highlights innovators, technologies and disruptors creating future agrifood systems - vertical and indoor farming, plant based proteins, cellular ag, biomaterials, and circular growing systems and economies. We feature the founders and other innovators crea…
 
Sign up for our produce box: https://fruitstand.com Kristy Lewis is the founder and CEO of Quinn Snacks, a CPG company reimagining classic snacks by bringing real ingredients and transparency back to the snacks you love. Kristy joins the podcast to tell us about the founding story, Quinn's focus on their farmer-partners, their approach to regenerat…
 
This week, EURACTIV’s agrifood team explores the controversy surrounding the UN’s food systems summit with the help of IPES-Food’s Nick Jacobs and Attila Szocs of small farmers association European Coordination Via Campesina, the Commission gets in touch with its hippy side on the Autumn equinox to celebrate the EU’s new Organic Day and EU Agricult…
 
Praveen Penmetsa is the co-founder and CEO of Monarch Tractor, an agtech company developing an electric, driver-optional compact tractor. Praveen has nearly two decades of hands-on experience in translating creative visions into products for startups to Fortune 50 companies alike. He co-currently serves as founder and CEO of Motivo Engineering, a p…
 
This week, EURACTIV's agrifood team digs deeper into a controversial vote in the Parliament on the European Commission's new delegated act designed to tackle anti-microbial resistance, we talk about Parliament's preliminary approval of their report on the EU's flagship food policy, the Farm to Fork strategy, and we explore what Commission President…
 
John Mey is the Director of Product at Carbon Robotics, an agtech startup pioneering the next revolution in agriculture through the deployment of innovative technology and hardware. Carbon Robotics’ first product, the Autonomous Weeder, is purpose built to tackle one of the industry’s biggest problems: weed control. John joins us to share more abou…
 
Welcome back! This week, EURACTIV explores the ways in which agriculture can part of the solution for preventing wildfires with the help of Claire Mignet, director of the NGO 'Shared Mediterranean Conservatory', journalist Monica Pelliccia, secretary general of Italy's programme for the endorsement of forest certification, Antonio Brunori. We also …
 
Zach Sheely joins us to talk about how his interest in technology started on his family farm and evolved to his current position as President of Agworld. Agworld is one of the leading farm management companies, recently acquired by Semios, helping farmers take control of their business and operate more efficiently. Zach walks us through how he join…
 
Rob Hranac is the CEO of Pattern Ag, an agtech startup developing a recommendation and product discovery platform centered around a deep understanding of soil. They are leveraging advances in genomics, robotics, and high-resolution agronomic data to build this knowledge, in service of improving farm profitability. Rob joins the podcast to talk abou…
 
Listen on Apple Podcasts or Everywhere Else Kim Bui is the Global Head of FreshCloud Infrastructure and Analytics at AgroFresh, an agtech innovator and global leader with a mission to prevent food loss/waste and conserve the planet’s resources by providing a range of science-based solutions, data-driven digital technologies and high-touch customer …
 
Matt Crisp is the CEO and Co-Founder of Benson Hill, a food technology company founded in 2012 with a mission to deliver food made better from the beginning. Through our CropOS® technology platform, which combines data science, plant science and food science, we are leveraging the natural genetic diversity of plants to deliver seed innovation that …
 
This week we talk to two agtech founders - Jake Joraanstad, the CEO and co-founder of Bushel, and Jesse Vollmar, the CEO and co-founder of FarmLogs - about the recent news of Bushel acquiring Farmlogs. Bushel is an independently owned software company and leading provider of software technology solutions for growers, grain buyers, ag retailers, pro…
 
John Kempf is an entrepreneur, speaker, podcast host and teacher. He is passionate about the potential of well managed agriculture ecosystems to reverse ecological degradation. In addition to being a grower, John is the founder of Advancing Eco Agriculture, Crop Health Labs, Ozadia, and the Regenerative Agriculture Academy. He hosts the Regenerativ…
 
Julie Kunen is the Director of Sustainability at Oatly, the world's original and largest oat drink company. Julie's background is in creating and delivering sustainability programs and motivating stakeholders to deliver results. She joins us to dig deep on what sustainability means at Oatly and how they are driving towards continued improvement. Sh…
 
This week, EURACTIV's agrifood team reflects on the biggest stories from this 'school' year and the fun to come after the summer break, and we speak with Green MEP Sarah Wiener on turkey welfare and Professor Doreen Boyd from the University of Nottingham on how satellite technology can help monitor labour exploitation in agriculture…
 
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