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Podcast / Food Futures
Podcast / Food Futures

Innovation and the future of food

Has there been a more challenging time for the global food system in modern times?

It is difficult to argue against considering the amount of geopolitical turmoil and the growing climate crisis.

Add into that, a growing population, and the scale of the challenge of keeping everyone fed is clear.

But that is where innovation will be key. The global food system needs to keep innovating in order to meet the challenges it faces.

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In this episode of the Food Matters Live Podcast, recorded live at the Sustainable Food Forum in London in September 2023, we shine a light on the innovators who are making a difference.

Our panel is made up of innovators defining the future of food, covering a range of activities.

Some are still embryonic, but all reflect a rethinking of every aspect of the way we source, produce, package, distribute, promote, buy and consume food and drink.

Matilde de las Rivas, Chief Technology Officer, Levprot

Matilde de las Rivas, PhD and MBA. With a solid 10-year track record in recombinant protein expression and characterization, Dr. de las Rivas is one of the two co-founders of Levprot Bioscience, a company born in 2020 and specialized in the production of alternative proteins in yeast cells by precision fermentation.

In her current role as CTO, she is in charge of scientifically and strategically leading the company’s projects, all oriented towards a future landscape of greener, non-animal protein production for both the biopharma and food-tech industries.

She firmly believes that fermentation will continue to be one of the most powerful synergies between biotechnology and food, a key tool to respond to some of the most pressing demands of our current role as planet-resource consumers.

Aurelia Greystroke, Chief Transformation Officer, Aleph Farms

Aurelia Greystoke is the Chief Transformation Officer of cellular agriculture leader Aleph Farms. Aurelia brings over 15 years of global experience in legal, business operations, and strategy across startups, high-growth companies, and Unicorns.

She’s held leadership roles as Head of Business Operations and Chief Legal Officer in various Israeli tech firms. Before going in-house, Aurelia practiced corporate and commercial law in the US, UK, and with top law firms in Israel.

She holds an LLB Hons. from the University of Lancaster, an LLM from UCLA with a focus on emerging technology, and has concluded her MBA from Warwick Business School, England.

Farayde Fakhouri, Co-Founder, BIO2Coat

Food Engineer with Masters in Food and Nutrition and PhD in Food Technology. Lecturer at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC, Terrassa) and Co-founder of Bio2Coat, a Spanish start-up with the mission of ‘eliminating food waste and reducing the use of one way plastics’.

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