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The first and only conference dedicated to building the Internet of Food.
This year’s themes:
Collecting global generational food wisdom at scale.
Sustainability: Innovation: Discovery
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Saturday, March 23 • 11:45am - 12:45pm
The Circle of Food

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Food circular economies involve reuse and repurposing of food processing "waste" streams. This panel explores the use of ingredients for beverage making as well as the normally discarded remnants of beverage processing for tcreation of novel foods. Attendees will learn about flour made grains "spent" in the brewing process, beer made from bread -- and analogous circular processes for products like coffee)--and will have the opportunity to try these tasty products and rate their flavor experience in a digital app.

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Sharon Shoemaker

Executive Director, CIFAR/UC Davis
Dr. Shoemaker is the author of several patents on novel yeast strains to convert biomass-to-ethanol and novel bacterial strains to produce new forms of cellulose. She is currently researching the application of cellulases in biomass conversion (e.g. rice straw, wood, missed waste... Read More →

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Robert Weidner

Founder, Repurposed Pod
Robert Weidner is the president and co-founder of Repurposed Pod, a US and Ecuadorbased company dedicated to bringing economic sustainability to cacao farmers andtheir communities through innovation and the development of cacao products. Robert’spassion for cacao grew while responsible... Read More →
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Daniel Kurzrock

Chief Grain Officer and Co-Founder, ReGrained
Dan Kurzrock is the co-founder and "Chief Grain Officer" of ReGrained. ReGrained rescues and upcycles millions of tons of high-protein high-fiber grain generated by the brewing industry into SuperGrain+ flour. SuperGrain+ is versatile ingredient that from savory to sweet applications... Read More →
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Samuel Chereskin

CEO, Misadventures
Sam Chereskin has researched and worked on adding value to food systems for the last 11 years. During that time he also spent 7 years distilling. It is these overlapping skill sets that led to being one of the co-founders of Misadventure & Co. Misadventure Vodka seems the first distilled... Read More →

Saturday March 23, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm PDT
The Archery