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IFT Sustainable Food Systems Division Fireside Chat Series: Upcycling

Tuesday, June 18, 2024
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)

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The Sustainable Food Systems Division Fireside Chat Series

This virtual event is hosted by IFT. Click here to register and view the full event details.

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The IFT Sustainable Food Systems Division is taking the opportunity to dive deep into the world of upcycling and food waste reduction. Discover how innovative solutions and leadership are transforming waste into valuable resources and driving a more sustainable future.

Gain valuable knowledge from the science of food community leaders about the challenges and opportunities in reducing food waste. Understand the importance of upcycling in creating a sustainable food system.

Walk away with practical tips and strategies to implement in your own work or personal life. Discover how you can contribute to a more sustainable world.

Don't miss this chance to be part of a meaningful conversation that can inspire change and drive sustainability in our food systems. Mark your calendars and join us for a session filled with insights, innovation, and inspiration!

Let's celebrate Upcycled Month together and learn how we can make a positive impact on our planet!

Kaitlin Mogentale: CEO and Founder of Trashy Chips (formerly Pulp Pantry)
Kaitlin Mogentale is a visionary entrepreneur and sustainability advocate, renowned for her innovative approach to tackling food waste. As the CEO and Founder of Trashy Chips, Kaitlin has pioneered a transformative path in the upcycled food industry, turning what would otherwise be discarded produce (juice pulp) into delicious and nutritious snacks. Kaitlin holds a degree from the University of Southern California, where she focused on sustainability and social entrepreneurship.

Francesca Goodman-Smith: TRANSFORM Program Leader at End Food Waste Australia
As the TRANSFORM Program Leader at End Food Waste Australia, she spearheads initiatives aimed at minimizing food waste across the supply chain and promoting sustainable food practices. Francesca's passion for sustainability and environmental stewardship is rooted in her academic and professional journey. She holds a degree in Environmental Science from the University of Auckland, where she specialized in sustainable resource management and environmental policy. Her career includes roles in both the public and private sectors, where she has contributed to significant advancements in waste reduction and sustainability initiatives. Francesca Goodman-Smith recently published a comprehensive report titled "Upcycled Food," which explores the transformative potential of repurposing food waste into innovative products. This report, funded by the Peter Mitchell Churchill Fellowship, delves into how the upcycled food sector can help achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 12.3, which aims to halve per capita global food waste by 2030.

Dr. Lara Ramdin: Chief Innovation & Science Officer at Upcycled Foods Inc.
A distinguished leader in the field of food innovation and sustainability, she is currently serving as the Chief Innovation & Science Officer at Upcycled Foods Inc., where she leads initiatives transforming undervalued by-products and side-streams into high-quality, nutrient-rich ingredients - restoring dignity back to food and to people through the creation of diverse, accessible nutritious products. With over 20 years of experience in R&D and product development, Dr Lara is a thought leader in the intersection of science, sustainability, and social impact.