15 episodes

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!

Future Food Louisa Burwood-Taylor

    • Technology

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!

    Why foodtech and agtech VC? I ask AgFunder's investment team

    Why foodtech and agtech VC? I ask AgFunder's investment team

    Why work in the foodtech and agtech investment space? Which category of this emerging venture capital industry are most exciting? These are some of the questions I asked two of my teammates Yanniv and Quinten who joined AgFunder in 2019. Also find out who their favorite team member is - hint - it's me!

    • 18 min
    2020 Special: AgFunder's Rob Leclerc on the last decade in ag and foodtech

    2020 Special: AgFunder's Rob Leclerc on the last decade in ag and foodtech

    This episode is perhaps a tad awkward as I interview my boss Rob Leclerc, founding partner of AgFunder, but Rob was as insightful as ever, sharing his thoughts on working in and around the agriculture sector for the past decade.

    We talk about agtech acquisitions, food trends, the impending shift to look at food as medicine, lessons he's learned since starting to invest and who is favorite team member is - hint, it's me!

    • 30 min
    Alt proteins: Catching up with GFI's Bruce Friedrich

    Alt proteins: Catching up with GFI's Bruce Friedrich

    In this episode, I speak to Bruce Friedrich, the co-founder of the Good Food Institute (GFI), a nonprofit that promotes plant-based alternatives to meat, dairy, and eggs, as well as those using cellular agriculture to produce replicas of animal-based products at the cellular level.

    We catch-up and go back to questions I asked him back in 2016: https://agfundernews.com/whats-next-for-alternative-proteins-an-interview-with-good-food-institutes-friedrich.html

    • 27 min
    Who's responsible for obesity? And why Futurist Jack Bobo is pro-traditions

    Who's responsible for obesity? And why Futurist Jack Bobo is pro-traditions

    In this episode I speak to Jack Bobo, founder of Futurity, a consultancy firm for startups and established food brands to consider the future of food and what it means to them. 

    "I'm very optimistic and excited about what the world will look like in 2050 but I think it is helpful though to think about where we've come from in order to think about where we're going."

    • 20 min
    Klaus Kunz tells us how Bayer is cleaning up its act

    Klaus Kunz tells us how Bayer is cleaning up its act

    In this episode of Future Food, I speak to Klaus Kunz, head of Sustainability and Business Stewardship at German agro-pharma giant Bayer. We talk on many topics including smallholder farmers, biodiversity, and of course pesticides. The company has come under serious fire for its glyphosate-based weedkiller Roundup, which is accused of causing cancer and bee deaths. This episode, though heavy, is full of important insights from Klaus, who addresses pertinent issues across agriculture. Don't miss it!

    • 26 min
    From the moment we're born, we're going to know exactly what foods we should eat, for what purpose

    From the moment we're born, we're going to know exactly what foods we should eat, for what purpose

    Did you know one of our most common drugs was derived from plants, and that just 15 of the 50,000 edible plants on the earth provide 90% of our calories?!

    In this episode, I speak to Sofia Elizondo, cofounder of Brightseed, a Silicon Valley startup unearthing the bioactive compounds in plants that can have positive impacts on our bodies using artificial intelligence and computational biology. Tips for female founders too! Enjoy!

    (Disclosure, Brightseed is an AgFunder portfolio company)

    • 28 min

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