stars Alumni Lounge
Transforming the Global Food System Toward Sustainability: The Key Role of Cultured Foods
stars Alumna Eliana ZAMPROGNA, Co-Founder of Yumame Foods, Former Chief Technology Officer Migros Industry, Switzerland
31 March 2022, 10.00-10.30 (CET)
Our global food system is under enormous stress: current production and consumption patterns are endangering the health of us humans and that of our planet. While food production must grow to feed 10 billion people by 2050, increasingly extreme and frequent weather events are disrupting today’s agricultural supply chains. While the global food supply must be resilient to consistently meet global nutritional needs, the Covid-19 pandemic and the war between Russia and Ukraine show once again how vulnerable it is instead. There is a need to radically rethink the way we produce and consume food globally. Eliana ZAMPROGNA will discuss how cultured foods and fermentation offer the opportunity to achieve this fundamental change, and how established and new companies are pursuing this goal.
The stars Alumni Lounge is a forum exclusively for stars alumni, friends of stars and donors. To make it as interactive and personal as possible, participation is limited to 30 seats – first come first served. All participants receive the list of participants and are encouraged to turn on their video during the meeting – but this is of course entirely up to each participant’s individual preferences. The 30-minute Zoom meeting will be recorded and subsequently published as stars insights and posted on the stars website and YouTube channel.
This stars Alumni Lounge will be moderated by Toni SCHOENENBERGER, Executive Chairman, stars, Stein am Rhein, Switzerland.
About the speaker:
Eliana ZAMPROGNA is the Co-Founder of Yumame Foods AG. Yumame Foods produces healthy, tasty and sustainable plant-based products based on the innovative use of fungi and fermentation. The company’s mission is to play a key role in the transition to a truly sustainable food system. Eliana has more than 20 years of experience in the food industry. Prior to founding Yumame Foods, she was Chief Technology Officer at Migros and held various leadership positions in R&D and Sustainability at Buhler. A strong promoter of innovation and collaboration ecosystems, she has also served on the board of the Swiss start-up programmes Kickstart and Venture Kick, and is involved in innovation networks worldwide. Eliana holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Padua (Italy) and a degree in Business Management from IMD (Switzerland).