Getting Transparent gets to know people who are making a difference across the food and natural product supply chain. Together we will find out what drives them, what they are trying to change, and how they are making this world just a little bit better. Hosted by: Joe Witte, VP @ TagOne
The Sustainability Evangelist: Bringing Transparency to CBD and Food (Karil Kochenderfer)
Karil Kochenderfer, President of LINKAGES, joins Joe Witte to talk about the push towards food transparency and traceability across the supply chain.
Karil and Joe cover topics such as:
The CBD industry's complex issuesQR Codes and its growing useTech traceabilityLearn more about:
TagOne | https://www.tagone.com
Getting Candid on the FDA’s Traceability Requirement
Mark Carter, President of MC Squared and Manish Gupta , founder and CTO of TagOne join Joe Witte to talk about the FDA's New Era of Smarter Food Safety and the recent Traceability Challenge. Mark, Manish, and Joe cover topics such as:
The future of food safety What food provenance looks likeTech traceabilityPrimary risks to the food supply chainTagOne's Tech Traceability Management Systems Learn more about:
The IAFP | https://www.foodprotection.org
The Hemp Leader: Navigating the Miracle Crop into the Next Generation (Jody McGinness, Executive Director, HIA)
Jody McGinness, Executive Director of Hemp Industries Association, joins Joe Witte to talk about the history, present and future of HIA and hemp. Jody and Joe cover topics such as the evolution of HIA as the organization migrates from a grassroots organization, to a mature non-profit. Jody also provides insights on the importance of hemp as a solution in health, food, building materials and fiber. Jody and Joe also discuss the current CBD market with many of the issue, the role of the FDA, and how to remove the opaque restrictions of this super supplement.
Learn more about Hemp Industries Association: https://thehia.org/
The BrightFarms CEO: Growing Greens in Greenhouses (Steve Platt, CEO)
Steve Platt, CEO of BrightFarms, joins Joe Witte on "Getting Transparent". They discuss leadership lessons, going back to their days together at Penn State's Army ROTC program. Steve also talked further about BrightFarms' mission of growing healthy, pesticide free "leafy greens" in greenhouses. Steve shares the challenges in scaling the operation, how they integrate technology to streamline their supply chain and why their initiative is so important to changing the health of our country.
Joe also dives in with Steve on the importance of the culture at BrightFarms, and how their relationships with their team, and their grocery retailers is the driving force behind their growth.
The Food Innovator: Entrepreneurship, Science and Leadership (Mark Carter, President of MC Squared)
Mark Carter, President of MC Squared, joins "Getting Transparent" and shares insights in to today's biggest risks in the food industry, the FDA's approach to traceability, and common mistakes entrepreneurs make along with innovative technologies, such as Britescan (a field testing technology using artificial intelligence). Mark also shares why he gives back to his non-profit, Lace it Up Sports.
The Organic Farmer: Connecting People with Plants using QR Codes (Eric Vander Hyde, Co-Owner, Barefoot Botanicals)
In this episode of Getting Transparent, Eric Vander Hyde, Co-Owner of Barefoot Botanicals (Bucks County, PA) joins the podcast to speak on his journey in organic farming and the unique ability of connecting people with plants. As Eric explains, the learning process isn't always simple - in fact it is usually difficult and comes with many set backs. Finding unique solutions, however, is one thing that has given Barefoot the sustainability and success that they experience today. Leveraging the power of technology and QR codes is just one of these things. Listen to the full episode for more on Eric's story and the benefits that transparency can give a brand.