43 episodes

More people are choosing to follow plant-based diets. Exciting new startups are disrupting this space by creating innovation in food, direct to consumer offerings, meal delivery services, sustainable clothing, health and beauty, restaurants and more. We will be interviewing plant-based CEO’s and established leaders in their own fields. Hear what drives these entrepreneurs and learn more about their companies.

PLANT CE‪O‬ Anant Joshi

    • Entrepreneurship

More people are choosing to follow plant-based diets. Exciting new startups are disrupting this space by creating innovation in food, direct to consumer offerings, meal delivery services, sustainable clothing, health and beauty, restaurants and more. We will be interviewing plant-based CEO’s and established leaders in their own fields. Hear what drives these entrepreneurs and learn more about their companies.

    PLANT CEO #43 - Material Innovation Initiative - driving next gen animal-free materials

    PLANT CEO #43 - Material Innovation Initiative - driving next gen animal-free materials

    In this episode we talk with Nicole Rawling, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Material Innovation Initiative. As a non-profit they accelerate the development of next-gen materials that are animal-free and sustainable. This has been led by consumers who are demanding that products are more sustainable and that don't use animals.  So the opportunities are there for the brands of the fashion industry, the automotive industry and home goods together to cater to that need. Together with the investors and startups in this space.  Nicole built her career in as a lawyer and also helped expand the Good Food Institute Internationally.

    https://www.materialinnovation.org/



    About PLANT CEO

    More people are choosing to follow plant-based diets. Exciting new startups are disrupting this space by creating innovation in food, direct to consumer food delivery services, clothing, health care products and restaurants. We will be interviewing plant-based CEO’s and established leaders in their own fields. Hear what drives these entrepreneurs, why they became vegan and learn more about their companies.

    https://www.plantceo.com/

    • 41 min
    PLANT CEO #42 - Plant-based convenience food with FIID

    PLANT CEO #42 - Plant-based convenience food with FIID

    In this episode we talk with Shane Ryan, Founder of FIID. Shane's early career saw him live and work in hotels in different countries.  After making some changes around food and wellness to counteract his busy and stressful lifestyle, he knew all the right food choices to make but struggled with consistency. He turned to quick fixes and alternatives that almost always compromised on nutrition.  With that in mind he has created a range of ready meals that are natural, plant based with no added preservatives that are conveniently available to eat. 

    https://www.eatfiid.com

    About PLANT CEO

    More people are choosing to follow plant-based diets. Exciting new startups are disrupting this space by creating innovation in food, direct to consumer food delivery services, clothing, health care products and restaurants. We will be interviewing plant-based CEO’s and established leaders in their own fields. Hear what drives these entrepreneurs, why they became vegan and learn more about their companies.

    https://www.plantceo.com/

    • 38 min
    PLANT CEO #41 - The rise of NoLo brands: Zoey from Fungtn

    PLANT CEO #41 - The rise of NoLo brands: Zoey from Fungtn

    In this episode we talk with Zoey Henderson, Founder of Fungtn. Fungtn are brewing craft beer to 0.5% alcohol, which can be classified as alcohol free. It is also brewed with medicinal mushrooms to give it that little bit of an extra USP. Millennials and Gen Z's are adopting to NoLo brands more than any other audience segment.  This is due to the availability of information around the toxicity and harm caused in the body when excess alcohol is consumed as well as  potential shaming on social media. Having spent her career in hospitality she was primed to create this unique brand and flavour profile that is also vegan and gluten free.

    https://www.fungtn.com/

    References:

    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/food/the-plate/2015/11/06/guinness-fish-bladders-and-4-other-animal-secrets-in-your-food/

    Paul Stamets: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Stamets and https://fungi.com/

    Ram Dass: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ram_Dass

    John Hopkins Study: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/newsroom/news-releases/psychedelic-treatment-with-psilocybin-relieves-major-depression-study-shows

    Kings College London Study: https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/the-athletes-way/201912/psilocybin-four-important-takeaways-clinical-trial



    About PLANT CEO

    More people are choosing to follow plant-based diets. Exciting new startups are disrupting this space by creating innovation in food, direct to consumer food delivery services, clothing, health care products and restaurants. We will be interviewing plant-based CEO’s and established leaders in their own fields. Hear what drives these entrepreneurs, why they became vegan and learn more about their companies.

    https://www.plantceo.com/

    • 49 min
    PLANT CEO #40 - Why everyone should buy non animal based leather

    PLANT CEO #40 - Why everyone should buy non animal based leather

    In this episode we talk with Helen Farr-Leander, Founder of Watson & Wolfe. Helen, spent a large part of her career in the world of accessories by working for luxury leather brands.  After she learnt more about how the leather industry impacts the environment, water pollution, workers health and animal exploitation, she decided to create a vegan accessory brand. Watson & Wolfe's initial focus was on vegan male accessories which was an underserved market about 2 years ago.  We talk about the how material innovation for non animal based leather is ripe for disruption. Learn more about her product range, the companies growth plans and the launching of a women's collection.

    https://www.watsonwolfe.com/

    References

    https://gizmodo.com/how-leather-is-slowly-killing-the-people-and-places-tha-1572678618

    https://desserto.com.mx/ - cactus leather producer

    https://www.vegeacompany.com/ - grape leather producer

    https://www.bluesign.com/en - blue sign system standard

    https://www.veshinfactory.com/ - Chinese vegan manufacturer

    https://naturalextra.com/veggie - selling vegan dog food range in Spain

    https://www.bordercolliefanclub.com/bramble-the-vegan-dog-lives-to-189-years/ - Bramble vegan dog lived to 25 years old.



    About PLANT CEO

    More people are choosing to follow plant-based diets. Exciting new startups are disrupting this space by creating innovation in food, direct to consumer food delivery services, clothing, health care products and restaurants. We will be interviewing plant-based CEO’s and established leaders in their own fields. Hear what drives these entrepreneurs, why they became vegan and learn more about their companies.

    https://www.plantceo.com/

    • 39 min
    PLANT CEO #39 - NEW LAUNCH: Plant Based Health Online

    PLANT CEO #39 - NEW LAUNCH: Plant Based Health Online

    In this episode we talk with Dr Laura Freeman, Medical Director & Co Founder of Plant Based Health Online.  A team of leading experts have come together to deliver healthcare in a way that puts their patients and families first. Dr Laura Freeman is extremely passionate about what she does – not just because of the science – but because she has seen that it has helped her patients’ lives as well as her own.  Having been a GP now for about 15 years and following her own life changing health issue, she realised that she could help her patients improve their Diabetes, come off their blood pressure medication and reduce their cholesterol medication using the same methods she used for her own recovery by changing their lifestyle and following a plant based diet.  We take the opportunity to speak about COVID 19 and Zoonotic diseases and the importance of supplementing with Vitamin D especially in the winter months.

    https://plantbasedhealthonline.com/

    https://plantbasedhealthprofessionals.com/

    References

    Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds, Kelly A. Turner Ph.D. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Radical-Remission-Surviving-Cancer-Against/dp/0062268740

    The Alzheimer's Solution: A revolutionary guide to how you can prevent and reverse memory loss, Dean Sherzai & Ayesha Sherzai https://www.amazon.co.uk/Alzheimers-Solution-revolutionary-prevent-reverse/dp/1471162788

    Blue Zones https://www.bluezones.com/services/speaking/blue-zones-speakers-2/nick_buettner/

    How Not To Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease, Dr Michael Greger https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Not-Die-Discover-scientifically/dp/1509852506



    About PLANT CEO

    More people are choosing to follow plant-based diets. Exciting new startups are disrupting this space by creating innovation in food, direct to consumer food delivery services, clothing, health care products and restaurants. We will be interviewing plant-based CEO’s and established leaders in their own fields. Hear what drives these entrepreneurs, why they became vegan and learn more about their companies.

    https://www.plantceo.com/

    • 45 min
    PLANT CEO #38 - Beyond Meat - a look back at 2020 and way ahead for 2021

    PLANT CEO #38 - Beyond Meat - a look back at 2020 and way ahead for 2021

    In this episode we talk with Chuck Muth, Chief Growth Officer of Beyond Meat. We discuss the positives that can be taken from the challenging year that was 2020.  Beyond Meat have launched an impressive range of new products from the Beyond Breakfast Sausage and Patties to the Beyond Meatballs.  We hear about the focus on China, from local manufacturing and combating the growing demand of pork consumption and partnering with Starbucks in China. Beyond Meat have also launched into a huge 7,000 CVS stores across the US pharmacy chain. We also discuss his professional career background at The Coca Cola Company and Honest Tea. Finally we talk about the way ahead and the focus on international growth. 

    https://www.beyondmeat.com/

    https://www.beyondmeat.com/whats-new/beyond-meat-debuts-beyond-pork-in-china/

    About PLANT CEO

    More people are choosing to follow plant-based diets. Exciting new startups are disrupting this space by creating innovation in food, direct to consumer food delivery services, clothing, health care products and restaurants. We will be interviewing plant-based CEO’s and established leaders in their own fields. Hear what drives these entrepreneurs, why they became vegan and learn more about their companies.

    https://www.plantceo.com/

    • 31 min

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