Welcome to F&B Sound Bites, a podcast on hot topics, trends and challenges for professionals in the engine room behind the Food and Beverage Industry hosted by Hamish McCook.
Ep 20 - Switching the light to green
In a utopian world, Food and Beverage manufacturers wouldn’t have to forgo the long, confusing, and costly transition to cleaner energy sources to power their manufacturing plants. The ‘dirty’ grid would be miraculously funded by the government, transitioning it to green energy, flicking the magic switch to green.
But like all great dreams, we are (against our own will) jolted back to reality.
Ep 19 - Is CellAg the food equivalent of the smart phone?
Many sceptics thought Steve Jobs was a mad when he introduced Apple iPhone back in 2007. Yet today the smart phone is owned by an estimate of 1 billion of the population, fits in the palm of your hand and is smarter than we ever thought possible.
Episode 18 - Finding perfect in hygienic design
Innovation in the food sector is hot right now. Consumers are demanding increased transparency such as clean label ingredients and ethical and responsible sourcing, plant-based foods in growing market categories, food available on demand with omni channel consumption, product mash ups and new flavours, as well as science-based foods offering enhanced nutrition. The list goes on.
Ep 17 - Reporting on climate change-related financial risks could compel action quickly
The discourse on climate change continues to evolve, with reporting of climate-related risks and opportunities becoming mainstream. Businesses are under increasing pressure to not only find more sustainable ways to operate their business as part of their social licence, but also to report to investors and customers on how well (or poorly) they are dealing with climate change. And quite literally, their future financial viability depends on it, with climate-related risks affecting insurance, lending, and more. If organisations can’t account for their risks related to climate change, is their future business viability in question?
Ep 16 - Lab grown meat - A not-too-distant reality
Tom and Jerry buy 20 chicken nuggets. They look like chicken nuggets, taste like chicken nuggets, but what if we told you that those chicken nuggets were made without ever laying a hand on an actual chicken?
Ep 15 - The spirit world has taken off! Aussie distillers quenching the thirst of consumer trends
Gin and whisky distillers are trending right now #ginforthewin, and there is no sign of the market slowing down! Australian distillers are taking the world by storm as we break away from the shackles of tradition many distillers in the UK and EU face.