How Do Plant-based Burgers Stack Up During Inflation? Jeffrey Harris, CEO of Plant Power Fast Food

How Do Plant-based Burgers Stack Up During Inflation? Jeffrey Harris, CEO of Plant Power Fast Food,  joins The Plantbased Business Hour with Elysabeth Alfano to discuss the company’s newest pricing move and how plant-based burgers are comparing to meat burgers during inflation. Specifically, they discuss, Plant Power Fast Food’s expansion during Covid-19, Their new pricing strategy bringing burgers down to $4.95, Burger King’s plant-based strategy, How inflation is impacting plant-based …

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Buhler Group Goes Big in Supporting Plant-Based Startups

From Uzwil/Zurich Switzerland, The Plantbased Business Hour with Elysabeth Alfano visits Buhler Group’s start-up tent at Networking Days 22, stopping at six start-ups booth: Jellatech, Pearlita, Veggie Victory, NoPalm Ingredients, Hooked Foods and Napiferyn Biotech. Elysabeth meets with founders of plant-based meats, alternative proteins and cultivated seafood. It’s the future of food served up from pivotal plant-based player, Buhler Group, at its global headquarters with a quick overview from Global Head of Communications, Burkhard Boendel. Specifically, they …

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Will Synthetic Biology Be the Game-Changer That Shifts the Global Food Supply System Away from Animal-based Products? 

Sushmita Venkatraman, Director of Marking and Swami Srinivas, Director of Organism Engineering at Ginkgo Bioworks, Inc. join Elysabeth Alfano at the Future Food-Tech for a discussion on the growth of the Plant-based Innovation Sector.  It’s another episode of The Plantbased Business Hour from the road. This time Elysabeth hits NYC, the day before the VegTech™ Invest party at the New York Stock Exchange! Specifically, they discuss: Ginkgo BioWorks’ view of GMOs and harnessing biology to solve …

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Can We Address Water Security By Moving Icebergs or Cutting Back on Meat? 

Thomas Schumann, Sustainability Pioneer, explains how you can invest in water in this ‘Water Century’ to impact critical life on the planet. He and Elysabeth Alfano discuss how Plant-based Innovation and Alternative Proteins positively impact U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2, 3, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, with perhaps the biggest impact on goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation.  It’s another episode of The Plantbased Business Hour. Specifically, they …

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Is Cultivated Fish Possible at Scale? Find Out From Co-Founder Arye Elfenbein of Wildtype

What will it take to make enough fish from cells to feed the world? If so, what will it take to make enough fish from cells to feed the world? Find out from Co-Founder Arye Elfenbein of Wildtype on this episode of The Plantbased Business Hour with Elysabeth Alfano.  Specifically, they discuss: The benefit of cultivated fish over wild-caught or commercially farmed fish, How Wildtype procures their cell lines, What is the …

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Living By Example for the Most Impact with Jeff Stanford of the Vegan Stanford Inn

Jeff Stanford gives Elysabeth Alfano a tour of the gorgeous Stanford Inn and Resort – all vegan – in Mendocino, CA. It’s a dream get-away on The Plantbased Business Hour! Specifically, they discuss: 1. The growing interest in vegan and eco-friendly travel. 2. How Jeff started the farm and resort in the 1980s. 3. The food, yoga, art, and wellness courses, and vegan menu. 4. The repercussions of living by example for the …

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Will We See the End of Animal Agriculture in our Lifetimes?  Matthew Glover of VFC

Former CEO of VFC, Matthew Glover, is on The Plantbased Business Hour to discuss the recent video that takes on KFC’s claims of humane animal treatment. We also discuss Matthew’s long, long history in the vegan movement with Veganuary, Million Dollar Vegan and Veg Capital. Specifically, they discuss: Is the plant-based chicken market on the rise or the decline? Will consumer demand continue to grow? The rationale behind the ‘crazy’ VFC advertising strategy? The …

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Will the World Eat Exotic (Plant-based) Meats? Sunny Kumar of Black Sheep Foods

Sunny Kumar of Black Sheep Foods joins me on The Plantbased Business Hour to discuss the world’s first and only plant-based lamb products, how they get that authentic flavor and just how (planet) healthy great taste can be. Specifically, they discuss: The science behind flavors, The market for exotic and game-y plant-based meats, What makes meat familiar to people and How restaurant chefs are responding to plant-based lamb. Here is a short clip and …

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Will Plant-based Foods Be a Trillion Dollar Industry?  Jim Pakulis, CEO of Boosh Plant-based Brands

CEO of Boosh Plant-based Brands, Jim Pakulis discusses if plant-based consumption will catch up with skyrocketing plant-based investing and become a $1T industry on this edition of The Plantbased Business Hour Elysabeth Alfano. Specifically, they discuss, Why he buys the plant-based businesses that he buys and how he scales them. Why Boosh is cross-category in heat-and-eat, snacks, and cheeses. Why he says that the plant-based industry is a trillion-dollar industry. What are …

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When Will Cultivated Meat Be Approved by the FDA and USDA? CEO of Matrix FT, Eric Jenkusky

What will it take for cultivated meat to succeed? CEO Eric Jenkusky, of cultivated meat scaffolding biotech company Matrix F.T., is on The Plantbased Business Hour with Elysabeth Alfano. Specifically, they discuss: What is scaffolding and why is it critical to the landscape of growing cultivated meat? What is the future for cultivated meat? When will it scale? What is the biggest challenge for cultivated meat? Will the food sector follow the …

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How Does The Vegan Sausage Get Made? Behind The Scenes at The Better Meat Co.

Don’t you want to know how the vegan sausage is made?!  Join Elysabeth Alfano on a live guided tour of The Better Meat Co.’s mycelium plant with Paul Shapiro on The Plantbased Business Hour. After the tour, Elysabeth tastes The Better Meat Co.’s bacon, burgers, sausages and more! Specifically, Paul takes me through to factory to discuss What is mycelium and how it becomes meat The history of animal agriculture and The increasing …

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Will Animal Agriculture Be Eliminated? Anuj Maheshwari, Head of Agri-Food Investing at Temasek Responds

Live from Future Food Tech: Anuj Maheshwari, Head of Agri-Food Investing at Temasek discusses their strategy for plant-based innovation and alternative proteins throughout the supply chain. Enjoy this episode of The Plantbased Business Hour with Elysabeth Alfano.  Specifically, they discuss Predictions for growth (or decline) of plant-based innovation, precision fermentation and cultivated meat. Temasek’s Investment strategy for same. Implications for the growth of plant-based innovation for food security and international politics. Here is …

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When Will Beyond Meat Have Price Parity with Meat?  Director of Communications Shira Zackai Responds

Beyond Meat’s Head of Communications, Shira Zackai, discusses the company’s nutritional and planetary impact on The Plantbased Business Hour with Elysabeth Alfano. Specifically, they discuss, Beyond Meat’s innovation and growth strategy, The company’s dedication to nutritional advancements, Scaling internationally and domestically through partnerships. Here is a short clip and transcript from their conversation. Podcast is here. Display content from YouTube Click here to display content from YouTube. Learn more in …

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What Will Make People Shift Their Diet?  Nil Zacharias, CEO of Plantega

Nil Zacharias of Plantega is creating plant-based deli menus for bodegas across New York. What has field marketing taught this Co-Founder about plant-based consumption, repeat purchases and the adoption curve?  Check out this episode of The Plantbased Business Hour with Elysabeth Alfano. Specifically, Nil and Elysabeth discuss What are bodegas and why Nil co-founded Plantega, The processes of turning NYC delis plant-based, Consumer insights regarding those new to plant-based eating, and The economics …

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