Food Futurists

Food Futurists

By Prof Andy Lowe
Ensuring we have access to healthy and tasty food for the future means lots of people are working hard across food industry supply chains on a global scale. Agtech, food origins, alternative proteins, native foods, food waste, personal food choices, and more are up for discussion. Prof Andy Lowe examines the solutions being put in place today to put tomorrow's meal on your table.

Produced in partnership with the University of Adelaide, Ramona Dalton Communications and Basement Enterprises.
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Season 2 highlights - A taste across the agrifood tech space
Host Prof Andy Lowe speaks with Food Futurists producer Ramona Dalton picking out some of the bits that make season 2 interviews so fascinating and promising for the entire food industry supply chain and consumers globally. Highlights include season 2 interviews with the likes of film maker Damon Gameau, Hungry Jack's CEO Jack Cowin, and Microsoft Azure Chief Scientist Ranveer Chandra. This Season 2 interview was recorded at evokeAG 2020, the Asia Pacific region's largest Agrifood tech event, brought to you by AgriFutures Australia. This podcast is produced in partnership with the University of Adelaide, Ramona Dalton Communications and Basem3nt Enterprises.
36:18
April 20, 2020
Why telling the story of a better tomorrow makes sense
It's easy to get bogged down by what's not working in the world's approach to environmental sustainability, agriculture and food production. Film maker Damon Gameau (2040) chooses to look at the solutions and people making waves in today's industries that promise to radically change the world as we know it, making life better for people and planet. This Season 2 interview was recorded at evokeAG 2020, the Asia Pacific region's largest Agrifood tech event, brought to you by AgriFutures Australia. This podcast is produced in partnership with the University of Adelaide, Ramona Dalton Communications and Basem3nt Enterprises.
18:12
April 13, 2020
What’s really driving change in the food industry?
Tony Hunter is an expert forecaster of possible long-term futures of the food industry. Personlised wellness, eating for medicine, feeding the planet - it’s all up for discussion. This Season 2 interview was recorded at evokeAG 2020, the Asia Pacific region's largest Agrifood tech event, brought to you by AgriFutures Australia.  This podcast is produced in partnership with the University of Adelaide, Ramona Dalton Communications and Basem3nt Enterprises.
19:46
April 9, 2020
Bringing AI to agriculture for world's poorest farmers: replacing guesswork with data and data driven insights
Ranveer Chandra Chief Scientist Microsoft Azure and FarmBeats researcher is looking towards a not-too-distant future where some of the world's poorest farmers can access low cost data-capture technology using something as ubiquitous as a mobile phone. And how about those old TV aerials? Turns out they're really handy too.  This Season 2 interview was recorded at evokeAG 2020, the Asia Pacific region's largest Agrifood tech event, brought to you by AgriFutures Australia.  This podcast is produced in partnership with the University of Adelaide, Ramona Dalton Communications and Basem3nt Enterprises.
23:02
April 6, 2020
Bananas for change
With 40% of what growers produce not making it to the shops, Krista Watkins Managing Director of Natural Evolution has dedicated herself to finding new uses for unsaleable produce.  Our farmers are growing 100%, let’s use 100%!  Krista knows how. This Season 2 interview was recorded at evokeAG 2020, the Asia Pacific region's largest Agrifood tech event, brought to you by AgriFutures Australia.  This podcast is produced in partnership with the University of Adelaide, Ramona Dalton Communications and Basem3nt Enterprises.
19:33
March 11, 2020
Is carbon neutral meat the holy grail of the livestock industry?
"It’s not just meat=bad and plants=good".  Meat producers have a massive potential of being part of the environmental solution.  Andy speaks with James Madden MD of family business Flinders +Co, the first meat company in the world to fully off-set all carbon emissions from their business and every kilogram of meat they sell.   This Season 2 interview was recorded at evokeAG 2020, the Asia Pacific region's largest Agrifood tech event, brought to you by AgriFutures Australia.  This podcast is produced in partnership with the University of Adelaide, Ramona Dalton Communications and Basem3nt Enterprises.
18:59
March 9, 2020
next level innovations in global Agrifood Tech
Ethy Levy CEO Bridge Hub talks to Andy Lowe about how Israeli-Australian connections are taking the global Agrifood Tech Industry to the next level of innovating, thanks to a special focus on researchers and early-stage start-ups. This Season 2 interview was recorded at evokeAG 2020, the Asia Pacific region's largest Agrifood tech event, brought to you by AgriFutures Australia.  This podcast is produced in partnership with the University of Adelaide, Ramona Dalton Communications and Basem3nt Enterprises.
18:35
March 4, 2020
policy around food products is no piece of cake
Policy and regulations around new plant-based food products, health claims of functional foods, and how millennials purchasing choices aren't necessary what they seem. This and more with Matt Kovac Executive Director Food Industry Asia in this jam-packed bite-sized episode! This Season 2 interview was recorded at evokeAG 2020, the Asia Pacific region's largest Agrifood tech event, brought to you by AgriFutures Australia.  This podcast is produced in partnership with the University of Adelaide, Ramona Dalton Communications and Basem3nt Enterprises.
13:48
March 2, 2020
Going crackers - where the food we actually eat meets the real needs of future food production
Mike Lee, Co-Founder and CEO of Alpha Food Labs, wants to make it easy for people and businesses to support biodiversity in food production.  Also, find out why this big-picture thinker refuses to answer questions about the next big future food trend. This Season 2 interview was recorded at evokeAG 2020, the Asia Pacific region's largest Agrifood tech event, brought to you by AgriFutures Australia. This podcast is produced in partnership with the University of Adelaide, Ramona Dalton Communications and Basem3nt Enterprises.
20:18
February 26, 2020
Is plant-based meat part of the solution? Hungry Jacks CEO thinks so
Hungry Jacks CEO Jack Cowin speaks with Andy Lowe about why the meat industry is not going to go away, and how plant-based meats can help feed the world's growing population. This Season 2 interview was recorded at evokeAG 2020, the Asia Pacific region's largest Agrifood tech event, brought to you by AgriFutures Australia.  This podcast is produced in partnership with the University of Adelaide, Ramona Dalton Communications and Basem3nt Enterprises.
16:15
February 24, 2020
This is what it takes to change a generation of farmers for the better
Callan Daley evokeAG 2019's Future Young Leader, and Field Technician at MEQ Probe, is walking the talk of a new generation of Australian farmers..   He talks with Andy Lowe about consumer demand, supply chains, agtech, marketing, engineering, lasers, and the huge correlation between inter-muscular fat and the eating quality of meat.  This Season 2 interview was recorded at evokeAG 2020, the Asia Pacific region's largest Agrifood tech event, brought to you by AgriFutures Australia.  This podcast is produced in partnership with the University of Adelaide, Ramona Dalton Communications and Basem3nt Enterprises.
16:47
February 20, 2020
Connecting with success in the agrifood tech industry - Kay Hull AM Chair AgriFutures Australia
evokeAG was created for the purpose of connecting people, organisations and businesses in the agricultural industry. Kay Hull AM, former Member of Parliament in Australia, makes no mistake that she expects delegates at this AgriFutures event to listen, learn, connect, network, and open their minds to further opportunities in the agricultural sector. And whatever you do, don’t be afraid of failure; celebrate failure and move forward!  This Season 2 interview was recorded at evokeAG 2020, the Asia Pacific region's largest Agrifood tech event, brought to you by AgriFutures Australia.  This podcast is produced in partnership with the University of Adelaide, Ramona Dalton Communications and Basem3nt Enterprises.
20:18
February 18, 2020
The minds & innovations behind a renowned global food summit - in conversation with Andy Lowe
In this last episode of season 1 Prof Andy Lowe is interviewed by Food Futurists producer Ramona Dalton.  We get to the heart of the brilliant minds and innovations behind Global Table Seeds&Chips Melbourne 2019. The phenomenal leaders and speakers, and thought provoking podcast guests, providing solutions today to put tomorrow's meal on your table. This podcast is produced in partnership with the University of Adelaide, Ramona Dalton Communications and Basem3nt Enterprises.
21:40
December 2, 2019
Nutrition of protein alternatives - in conversation with Sandro Demaio
...talking with Dr Sandro Demaio the CEO of EAT about the nutritional issues surrounding alternative protein choices. This episode was recorded during the 2019 Global Table Melbourne Australia, Seeds&Chips.  Produced in partnership with the University of Adelaide, Ramona Dalton Communications and Basem3nt Enterprises.
22:01
November 4, 2019
Hosting Global Table in Melbourne - in conversation with Paul Guerra
… talking with the CEO of the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria, about hosting Global Table at Melbourne Showgrounds and its journey from Seeds&Chips in Milan. This episode recorded during the 2019 Global Table Melbourne Australia, Seeds&Chips.  Produced in partnership with the University of Adelaide, Ramona Dalton Communications and Basem3nt Enterprises.
16:42
October 28, 2019
Carbon neutral meat - in conversation with Paul Wood
...talking with Paul Wood the Director of Dairy Australia, about protein options that recognise the importance of sustainably and ethically produced Australian beef and its potential in global markets. This episode was recorded during the 2019 Global Table Melbourne Australia, Seeds&Chips.  Produced in partnership with the University of Adelaide, Ramona Dalton Communications and Basem3nt Enterprises.
17:32
October 25, 2019
Alternative proteins - in conversation with Thomas King
..talking with Thomas King, the CEO of Food Frontier about alternative protein options, the future global market for plant-based protein products and food sustainability. This episode was recorded during the 2019 Global Table Melbourne Australia, Seeds&Chips.  Produced in partnership with the University of Adelaide, Ramona Dalton Communications and Basem3nt Enterprises.
17:10
October 25, 2019
Food insecurity and waste - in conversation with Jim Mullan
...talking with the CEO of SecondBite about tackling food insecurity and waste through food rescue programs in Australia This episode was recorded during the 2019 Global Table Melbourne Australia, Seeds&Chips.  Produced in partnership with the University of Adelaide, Ramona Dalton Communications and Basem3nt Enterprises.
24:32
October 25, 2019
United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals - in conversation with Kylie Porter
...talking with the Executive Director Kylie Porter of Global Compact Network Australia, about the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals, and their support and uptake here in Australia. This episode was recorded during the 2019 Global Table Melbourne Australia, Seeds&Chips.  Produced in partnership with the University of Adelaide, Ramona Dalton Communications and Basem3nt Enterprises.
19:10
October 25, 2019
AgTech opportunities - in conversation with Matt Pryor
…talking with Matthew Pryor, Partner of AgThentic, about AgTech opportunities and investment and Australia’s place in this massive global market. This episode was recorded during the 2019 Global Table Melbourne Australia, Seeds&Chips.  Produced in partnership with the University of Adelaide, Ramona Dalton Communications and Basem3nt Enterprises.
17:01
October 25, 2019
Orphan crops - in conversation with Howard Yana-Shapiro
…talking with the Chief Agricultural Officer of Mars Incorporated about orphan crops – the next wave of food plants to come out of Africa augmented for nutrition to help tackle hunger and malnutrition. This episode was recorded during the 2019 Global Table Melbourne Australia, Seeds&Chips.  Produced in partnership with the University of Adelaide, Ramona Dalton Communications and Basem3nt Enterprises.
35:38
October 25, 2019
The future of food - in conversation with Marco Gualtieri
… talking to the Founder and Chairman of Seeds&Chips Marco Gualtieri about the unique and energising format of Seeds&Chips and its journey from Milan to Global Table Melbourne Australia. This episode was recorded during the 2019 Global Table Melbourne Australia, Seeds&Chips.  Produced in partnership with the University of Adelaide, Ramona Dalton Communications and Basem3nt Enterprises.
13:41
October 24, 2019