Will Animal Agriculture Be Eliminated? Anuj Maheshwari, Head of Agri-Food Investing at Temasek Responds

Live from Future Food Tech: Anuj Maheshwari, Head of Agri-Food Investing at Temasek discusses their strategy for plant-based innovation and alternative proteins throughout the supply chain. Enjoy this episode of The Plantbased Business Hour with Elysabeth Alfano.  Specifically, they discuss Predictions for growth (or decline) of plant-based innovation, precision fermentation and cultivated meat. Temasek’s Investment strategy for same. Implications for the growth of plant-based innovation for food security and international politics. Here is a short clip and transcript from their conversation. Podcast here. Display content from YouTube Click here to display content from YouTube. Learn more in YouTube’s privacy policy. Always display content from YouTube Open “Will animal agriculture disappear? Anuj Maheshwari of Tamasek Reponds” directly Elysabeth: We all know that the global food supply system is shifting. …

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When Will Beyond Meat Have Price Parity with Meat?  Director of Communications Shira Zackai Responds

Beyond Meat’s Head of Communications, Shira Zackai, discusses the company’s nutritional and planetary impact on The Plantbased Business Hour with Elysabeth Alfano. Specifically, they discuss, Beyond Meat’s innovation and growth strategy, The company’s dedication to nutritional advancements, Scaling internationally and domestically through partnerships. Here is a short clip and transcript from their conversation. Podcast is here. Display content from YouTube Click here to display content from YouTube. Learn more in YouTube’s privacy policy. Always display content from YouTube Open “What Will It Take to Replace Meat” directly Elysabeth: You have had a plethora of partnerships pop to the forefront of late, but before we dive into your relentless innovation and all the companies that you’re working with and the advanced nutritional profiles, I want to …

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What Will Make People Shift Their Diet?  Nil Zacharias, CEO of Plantega

Nil Zacharias of Plantega is creating plant-based deli menus for bodegas across New York. What has field marketing taught this Co-Founder about plant-based consumption, repeat purchases and the adoption curve?  Check out this episode of The Plantbased Business Hour with Elysabeth Alfano. Specifically, Nil and Elysabeth discuss What are bodegas and why Nil co-founded Plantega, The processes of turning NYC delis plant-based, Consumer insights regarding those new to plant-based eating, and The economics behind running a plant-based deli and the brands behind the counter. Here is a short clip and transcript from their conversation. Podcast here. Display content from YouTube Click here to display content from YouTube. Learn more in YouTube’s privacy policy. Always display content from YouTube Open “What Will Force a Shift in People’s Diet? CEO …

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Take Two Foods Founder, and Planterra Foods and Ingredion Top Management Talk Innovation

LIVE from Ingredion’s Expo West Booth: Matt Olsofsky, Founder of Take Two Milk, Jorge Azevedo, Chief Growth Officer of Planterra Foods, Beth Tormey, VP and General Manager Systems and Ingredient Solutions, Ingredion and Karen E. Constanza, Marketing Manager, Meat Alternatives, Ingredion join the Plantbased Business Hour while on the road. They all answer the same question: will alt protein persist through what the Financial Times calls the Trough of Disillusionment? Specifically, from the Ingredion booth, they discuss  Upcycled ingredients like such as barley, Plant-based bacon and why JBS is interested, New consumer trends in plant-based and Will supply chain issues finally be resolved? Here is a short clip and transcript from their conversation. Podcast here. Display content from YouTube Click here to display content from …

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Jeremy Coller, Managing Partner of Coller Capital and Founder and Chair of FAIRR

Managing Partner of Coller Capital and Founder and Chair of FAIRR (Farm Animal Investment Risk and Return Initiative), Jeremy Coller joins Elysabeth Alfano on The Plantbased Business Hour to discuss the inefficient and bad business equation that is factory farming. Specifically, they discuss, What is FAIRR and what prompted Jeremy to start it, How FAIRR engages the world’s major protein suppliers with the data they collect in order to enact change, The response from the meat/dairy producers, Will change come fast enough from the major protein producers for a) climate change, b) dwindling global resources like land and water, c) food security, d) rising healthcare costs, e) antibiotic resistance, f) deforestation and more. Here is a short clip and transcript from their conversation. Display content from YouTube Click here to display content …

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Plant-based Is For Everyone!  Pete Speranza of Wicked Kitchen is on The Plantbased Business Hour

CEO of Wicked Kitchen and Former General Mills Exec, Pete Speranza, talks plant-based business trends on The Plant-based Business Hour with Elysabeth Alfano.   Startups and investors take note! This interview will discuss the burgeoning secular trend of plant-based innovation and how to take part in the industry growth. Specifically, the discuss, What the plant-based sector can learn from traditional CPG, Is the plant-based sector experiencing the trough of disillusionment? How has Wicked Kitchen marketed itself? Is there a divergence between clean label and comfort food plant-based? Will we see carbon footprint pricing? Below is a short clip and transcription from their long-form conversation. Podcast here. Display content from YouTube Click here to display content from YouTube. Learn more in YouTube’s privacy policy. Always display content from YouTube …

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Speciesism and the Big Lie: Middlebury Professor Jason Scorse

Speciesism, climate change, animal agriculture and what the ****?  Middlebury Professor Jason Scorse is on The Plantbased Business Hour with Elysabeth to discuss the Masters of Art in International Environmental Policy and Environmental Justice program, The Center for the Blue Economy and what you can do now to have a positive impact on climate change. Tune in. Things will get heated. They are talking climate change, after all. Below is a short clip and transcript from their conversation. Podcast here. Display content from YouTube Click here to display content from YouTube. Learn more in YouTube’s privacy policy. Always display content from YouTube Open “Middlebury Professor Jason Scorse Comes Down on Speciesism” directly Elysabeth: Can you help please make the connection between a dying planet and our relationship …

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Vegan is a Badge of Honor: Marc Aneed of The EatWell Group

CEO of EatWell Group, Marc Aneed, joins Elysabeth on The Plantbased Business Hour to discuss investing up and down the plant-based supply chain. Tune in to learn about the structural growth of these secular trends. Specifically, they discuss What is EatWell group and why did you start it with your partners? What is the strategy behind investing up and down the supply chain in alternative proteins? Will you stay focused on North America or expand to Asia? Why didn’t you do a straight venture fund? You currently have 3 companies in your portfolio, can you share your thoughts on expansion and are you looking at a Unilever model? Do you plan to include co-manufacturing plants in your portfolio? Below is a short clip and transcription from our …

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NXT LVL PZA Takes on Domino’s on The Plantbased Business Hour

Disrupting Pizza! Founder of NXT LVL PZA Fabio Matticoli Takes on Domino’s with his accidentally vegan pizza on The Plantbased Business Hour with Elysabeth Alfano. The brand launched in London this week.  Fabio discusses the global pizza market, the future of vegan pizza, what he wish he knew before he started and raising pizza capital. Specifically, they discuss: The general pizza market and plant-based pizza specifically The vegan QSR space  Pizza as a platform, the power of co-branding Targeting Gen Z London as a vegan hotspot Tips for raising money and presenting to investors What he wished he know as an entrepreneur before he started this journey.  A short clip and transcription from our conversation is below. Podcast is here. Display content from YouTube Click here to display …

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The Truth About Being An Entrepreneur with No Evil Foods’ Mike Wolianskhy and Sadrah Schadel

No Evil Foods…a plant-based classic!  Usually, on The Plantbased Business Hour, Elysabeth Alfano talks about the great strides made by plant-based companies and the huge amounts of monies raised.  Today, however, she pulls back the curtain to discuss the difficulty and daily struggles of being an entrepreneur. Ultimately, entrepreneurs are just everyday people trying to accomplish big dreams, sometimes unrealistically big dreams.  If successful, they create great products,  lots of jobs, and consumer and investor value.  But it isn’t always a straight line to the top.  It is often one step up and two steps back, to then hopefully jump three steps up. Mike Woliansky and Sadrah Schadel of No Evil Foods join Elysabeth on The Plantbased Busines Hour for a special one-off episode.  Known for their delicious …

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The OG of Plant-based: Jody Boyman and Todd Boyman of Hungry Planet on The Plantbased Business Hour

The OG of plant-based, co-founders of Hungry Planet, Inc., Jody Boyman and Todd Boyman join Elysabeth Alfano on The Plantbased Business Hour.  They discuss their long journey in plant-based: the good, the bad, and the future of food. Specifically, they discuss, Why, after so many years in R&D, did they launch this year in CPG/retail, Their prolific product line, How they developed food service and with what messaging to chefs, Their thoughts  on clean ingredients and labels,  Their relationship with Post and what is has meant for distributions and the $25 million raise,  A clip and transcript from their long-form conversation is below.  The podcast is here.  Display content from YouTube Click here to display content from YouTube. Learn more in YouTube’s privacy policy. Always display content …

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Live From Buhler! Keeping A Finger On The Pulse of the Plant-based Supply on The Plantbased Business Hour

LIVE from Buhler! Daniel Kennedy, Global Business Development Director, Plantbased Protein at Ingredion, Scott Cowger, VP National Sales Manager of CII Foods, Brett Featherston, VP Global Sales of Evanesce, and Andy Sharpe CEO/President, North America of Buhler join Elysabeth Alfano live from Buhler North American HQ to discuss the lifecycle of plant protein, the newest innovations and more on The Plantbased Business Hour. Specifically, they discuss, Daniel’s thoughts on the big ingredients that are taking center stage, Scotts views on if companies should find co-manufacturers or build their own facilities to protect IP, Brett’s take on plant-based, sustainable, biodegradable and durable packaging, and Andy’s predictions for cultivated meat. A clip and transcript from their long-form conversation is below.  The podcast is here.  Display content from YouTube Click here to display content from …

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Arturo Elizondo of The Every Company on the Plant-Based Business Hour

Arturo Elizondo, CEO of The Every Company, and Elysabeth Alfano, host of The Plantbased Business Hour, discuss the disruption happening in the egg market and the desperate need for a shift to eggs without the chickens…in our lifetime! Did you know? It can take 2000 liters of water for 12 eggs. A hen will lay 24-42 a year in nature and 278 eggs a year in factory farms. Don’t let the cage-free, certified humane and free-roaming slogans fool you. It is an abysmal, reproductive slavery, painful life…nothing humane about it. Chickens can recognize up to 100 animal and human faces? Here is a short clip from their long-form interview with an accompanying transcript. Podcast here. Elysabeth: Arturo thanks for being with me.  How many companies …

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Eric Adams NYC Mayor

Vegan NY Mayor Eric Adams on the Plant-Based Business Hour

In honor of New York Mayor, Eric Adams, we are re-running his powerful interview with Elysabeth Alfano on The Plantbased Business Hour on which he discusses the public health benefits of a plant-based diet, the public health issues with NYC’s wet markets, and what it takes to be a leader in a time of crisis. Raw, humble. and direct; Adams also talks about curing his type 2 diabetes and partial blindness with a plant-based diet and the economic impact of implementing plant-based lifestyle nutrition in corporations, hospitals and schools. He is known for putting vegan meal options in schools, hospitals, and prisons and implementing #MeatlessMondays in 1700 public NYC schools. For the full video interview, click here.  For the audio interview,  click here. Display content from YouTube Click here …

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