Forbes Insights Futures In Focus is about tomorrow’s world and how visionaries and leaders are thinking about it, helping us design for it, and guiding us towards it so that we can thrive. Nothing is certain about the future except the need to design differently for it than the world we live in today. Host is Michael Gale, best-selling author of The Digital Helix.
The world of food (what we eat, how we produce it, what it all means) is in a more rapid state of transformation than maybe in the preceding three hundred plus years. This sounds dramatic, but our guest today Miyoko Schinner, the CEO of Miyoko’s Creamery, a non-dairy cheese and vegan butter company is as much at the forefront of a movement to vegan eating as companies like Beyond Meat and Impossible Burger.
Her design of the company with its’ compassion first philosophy may well be an example of what common forms of leadership should look like ten years from now as we increasingly recognize that what we make and sell and how we produce it has consequences far beyond traditional thinking. The two-part podcast talks about what we should expect on our food store shelves in ten years (or even less) time. We talk about the moral and ethical imperatives that are increasingly connecting all parts of the food eco-systems together and we talk about how food giants now are responding far more rapidly than we might think to becoming vegan produce companies as generations X,Y,Z and alpha are leading us towards a food future that is going to be dramatically different in ten years’ time.