How can we fix the food industry and get more sustainable food products into our shopping carts? Food production accounts for over a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions, so the food industry, in particular the meat and dairy sector, needs to change radically if we want to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. In this episode, we hear how food producers and retailers are working to change the system by promoting food choices that are kinder to our planet, and about the role you - the consumer - can play in this. This podcast is a product of a Nordic Talk held in Estonia during the Food Innovation Summit, arranged by Taimne Teisipäev - a public health campaign in Estonia.
“We have to change the system … and it has to go faster.”
Cecilia McAleavey, Director of Sustainable Eating and Public Affairs at Oatly
This podcast episode features the following speakers
Cecilia McAleavey (Sweden)
Cecilia McAleavey is Director of Sustainable Eating and Public Affairs at Oatly, the market-leading oat milk producer, where she is responsible for sustainability projects. Oatly prioritizes sustainable production and advocates for it globally. The company is raising awareness of the environmental impact of the food we eat by including a climate footprint on its product labels and is pushing for the rest of food industry to follow suit.
Maris Rannus (Estonia)
Maris Rannus is Category Management Director at Rimi Baltic, one of the Baltics' largest supermarket chains. She believes if food businesses expand the range of plant-based products on offer they can both help the environment and make most of the commercial opportunity created by a consumer shift towards flexitarian eating.
Alan Ramos (Germany)
Alan Ramos is Programme & Startup Coordinator at the ProVeg Incubator in Berlin, Germany. The ProVeg Incubator is the world’s leading startup incubator devoted to supporting plant-based and cultured food companies, with the ultimate aim of transforming the global food system. Since joining ProVeg Incubator, Alan has helped over 30 companies developing disruptive alternatives to animal-based products to enter the market.