People power: intriguing ways that consumers are creating a better food system
In this episode, Stefan Gates is joined by Kamesh Ellajosyula, Chief Innovation and Quality Officer from Olam Food Ingredients (OFI), to explore how we can encourage consumers to use their spending power to create a better, sustainable food system. These are huge questions, but this episode finds out how fascinating some of the solutions can be.
If you want to know how cashew apples can be turned into beautiful burgers, or how the millions of tonnes of waste from coffee cherries can be turned into nutrient rich drinks, you will love this episode of Table Talk as it delves into the current relationship between sustainability and consumers – and how an innovative, sustainable supply chain can deliver exciting, healthier, nutritious, traceable and safe food to satisfy changing consumer needs.
About our panel
Kamesh Ellajosyula, Chief Innovation & Quality Officer at Olam Food Ingredients
Kamesh joined Olam in 2010 and has held various senior manufacturing, innovation and quality roles. In his current role he oversees a global network of Innovation centres and drives quality and food safety across 100+ food ingredient manufacturing plants. Kamesh last worked in technology roles in Frito Lay. Prior assignments include leadership roles in food safety, quality, procurement, international R&D, new product development at Rich Products Corporation. Kamesh received a Master in Food Technology from the Pennsylvania State University and a Master in Business Administration from the State University of New York.