In honor of Earth Day, we are joined by our friends at the Upcycled Food Association to discuss our impact on the food system and learn from leaders actively working to improve and change our food habits for the future.
Up to 40% of food is wasted, and that’s a big problem for society and the planet. Upcycled food prevents this problem by creating new, high-quality products from otherwise wasted – but perfectly nutritious – ingredients.
60% of people want to buy more upcycled food products, and that’s because 95% of us want to do our part to reduce food waste.
Join us as we build the sustainable food system of the future by learning about the Upcycled Food Association followed by a panel discussion with change makers in the food industry.
About the moderator:
Turner Wyatt is the Co-founder and CEO of Upcycled Food Association. He is a social entrepreneur focused on reducing food waste and improving our environment and economy. Turner came to the upcycled food movement by way of the food rescue/hunger relief movement, where he served as the Executive Director of an award-winning organization for seven years. He’s excited to continue growing this powerful solution!
About the panelists:
Kathryn Bernell is the CEO of reBLEND, a line of frozen smoothie pops packed with impact! Kathryn spent her entire career working in the food industry (with companies like popchips, Starbucks, Clif Bar, Panera) and believes that food companies need to do more than just launching products to shelf. Kathryn has launched reBLEND nationwide, built a supply chain that radically tackles food waste ‘reHARVESTs’, and built a brand that is being featured in Forbes, Real Simple, CBS, and Healthline. Kathryn is a TEDx speaker, Youn Scholar, and Presidential Service Award recipient passionate about building a better food system through products that deliver ‘convenience without compromise.’
reBLEND | reBLEND is a line of frozen smoothie pops packed with high impact functional ingredients and a high impact mission to tackle food waste. reBLEND reHARVESTs + rePURPOSEs unnecessarily discarded produce to craft delicious smoothie pops. Learn more at reBLEND.co
Dan Kurzrock is the founder and CEO of ReGrained, the leading food upcycling platform. ReGrained specializes in creating novel ingredients and innovative products from previously overlooked and undervalued supply chains leveraging patented technology, starting with brewers “spent” grain. Dan is also a founding officer of the Upcycled Food Association and Upcycled Food Foundation, and can often be seen pioneering the movement on the frontlines. He earned his bachelors from UCLA, where underage brewing started it all, as well as an MBA in sustainable business from Presidio Graduate School.
More to come about the speakers!