Food Design For Nutrition & Sustainability – Dr. Lara Ramdin, Dole Sunshine Foods

Lara Ramdin (Casey Curry/AP Images for Dole Packaged Foods)

”Think about food design as a system. We are innovating at the product end, but we’re also trying to innovate ….to get food that would be otherwise be wasted back into the food supply chain…(including through) canned (and frozen) fruit and vegetables, which are really good accessible nutrition,” especially in the face of climate change. Dr. Lara Ramdin on Electric Ladies Podcast

As we commemorate Thanksgiving in the U.S., and do so on the heels of the huge UN climate conference COP26 when businesses and governments pledged “urgent action and investment” to shift to sustainable farming, we need to talk about how to feed the 2.37 billion people across the world who are food insecure.

Listen to Dr. Lara Ramdin, Chief Innovation Officer of Dole Sunshine Foods in this enlightening and inspiring interview with Electric Ladies podcast host Joan Michelson about how they are finding creative ways to do so.

You’ll hear:

Look for things outside of your comfort zone…And, I think that, especially in mid-career and above, what becomes more important is…that whoever it is that you report to…understands what it is that you bring to the organization and what your strengths are and allows you to be authentic to yourself…and is also able to give you feedback and allow you to grow.” Dr. Lara Ramdin on Electric Ladies Podcast

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