Forward Food Tech Podcast

Forward Food Tech Podcast

Forward Food Tech Podcast explores the future of food and agriculture, with the people who are taking us there. The podcast is the go-to place for discussions about cutting-edge agritech and foodtech innovations aiming to help the food and agriculture industries become more sustainable and protect our planet. This show is for entrepreneurs, investors, farmers, industry professionals and anyone seeking to understand how new technologies are changing food and agriculture. Host: @1robward Producer: @illydimitrova #smartfarming #farminginnovation #foodinnovation


November 29, 2021 30 min

Today our guest is Brian Spears, the Founder and CEO of New Age Meats. What's fascinating about New Age Meats is that they are combining plant-based ingredients with cultured animal meat. This way, Brian says, you get the best of both worlds: the sensory experience and irreplaceable flavour of meat that’s safer and more sustainable than conventionally-grown meat. 

Brian envisions a world in which everyone has access to delicious...

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Today our guests are Antony Yousefian and Sadia Ahmed from Bx. Bx is building a two-sided marketplace that connects growers who want to store more carbon in the soil with corporates who need to offset their carbon emissions. It is farm-inspired blockchain technology, incentivising growers to change behaviours to climate-smart practices and financially rewarding them using carbon credit tokens.

Antony co-founded Bx along with Ben Bar...

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Today our guests are Nathaniel Jackson and Angela Tsetsis from True Algae, a company that is at the forefront of innovation with algae bio fertilisers, aiming to increase farmer productivity in a cost-effective carbon net-zero way.

Nathaniel has been CEO of TrueAlgae since 2017. He worked at the Inter-American Development Bank for over 20 years and held several senior positions including Chief of Staff of private sector operations....

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In this episode, our guest is Kasi McReddie. Kasi is the Business Development Manager for Livestock & Aquaculture at the Agri-Epi Centre. Kasi comes from a dairy farming background and has specific expertise in biotech solutions to animal and environmental health challenges.

The Agri-EPI Centre is one of the four UK Agri-tech Innovation Centres established by the UK government in 2016. Agri-EPI provides technical and project man...

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In this episode, our guest is David Farquhar, CEO of IGS. IGS is an agritech business that started in 2013, revolutionising the indoor growing market. David joined the team in November 2017 and successfully raised a £7 million series A funding round and total investment to date of £13.8 million. Now, IGS are looking towards global expansion. David will tell us more about the patented technology IGS have created - their TCEA total c...

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This is the second episode of our series of podcasts focusing on venture capital raising. We're speaking to a special guest - Giancarlo Addario, principal at Five Seasons Ventures. What do VC's care about most when investing in a foodtech business? What are the growing trends in FoodTech? Giancarlo Addario is joining us to answer these questions.

Giancarlo has spent most of his professional career working 21 years at leading...

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This is the first episode of our series of podcasts, focusing on Venture Capital raising. In this episode, we're speaking with our special guest Shubhang Shankar, managing director of Syngenta Ventures and we'll focus on the topic of corporate venture capital for AgTech & FoodTech businesses, explore key investment practices and trends in agrifood tech.

A little bit more about Shubhang - he joined Syngenta Ventures in 20...

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In today's episode, we're speaking with Jim McDougall, Co-Founder and Commercial Director at Outfield.

Outfield enables growers to rapidly image fruit crops with self-flying drones, then receive yield forecasts and productivity maps from a cloud-based machine learning system. 

Jim, along with his co-founder Oli, founded Outfield to make the global fruit industry more productive, more profitable, and more sustainable.  

Jim is ...

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We’re going to be digging deep into the hot topic of Carbon Farming. Our guest is Daniel Baertschi. Daniel is an expert in the field of regenerative agriculture and works all over Europe, the US and Australia.

He’s passionate about farming and how we can make it the solution for climate change. Daniel’s vision is a 'world where people live in harmony with nature, and enjoy life in all its fullness.' His mission is 'to he...

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In this episode, we're speaking to Ian Wheal - CEO of Breedr. Breedr is a live-stock supply chain technology looking to digitise existing live-stock supply chains. 

The big picture is that farmers are being asked to collect data for the supply chain, and do reporting for various organisations but there isn't a lot out there to actually help these farmers become more productive, sustainable and grow their business using that ...

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