Sustainability is hard to wrap our heads around because the concept encapsulates systems thinking, and systems are naturally complex. Choosing plant-based ingredients means understanding the impacts down to the seed and includes evaluating full ingredient production and lifecycle.
In our latest webinar presented by Food Insider Journal we will break down the variables that manufactures need to consider within their product supply chains to truly, with full transparency and integrity, maintain their brand proposition and meet consumers' values expectations.
Global Product Line Director - Plant Proteins, Cargill
Matthew manages Cargill’s plant-based protein business, which consists of various soy and pea ingredients today. Along with a broad R&D team, he is also responsible for driving Cargill’s involvement in next-generation botanical sources for alternative proteins. Matthew oversees the commercial relationship with Cargill’s joint venture partner, Puris, on the sales, development and expansion of their pea protein business. Previously, Matthew held other positions in Cargill on stevia and marketing, and for a time led the algae protein product line while at Solazyme/TerraVia.
Global Row Crop Sustainability Director, Cargill
Ryan is the Global Row Crop Sustainability Director for Cargill. In his role, he is responsible for leading strategy development and implementation of row crop sustainability programs and initiatives across Cargill’s enterprises. Focus areas include optimizing farmer productivity and prosperity while lessening impact on water and climate through scalable adoption of soil health best practices and supply chain alignment.
Director Content Marketing, Informa Health & Nutrition Network
Fran Schoenwetter, director of content marketing, supply, provides insights and strategic content development to meet audience education needs across the supply chain. For over three decades, Schoenwetter has served the natural products industry truly from supply to shelf. For independent and national natural products retailers, she has provided leadership in retail operations, education, category and brand directorship, and technical product development. Her breadth of experience has provided her a rich and practical understanding of the forces driving both retail merchandising and new product innovation.