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Episode 21

Disruption in the Backseat, Fighting Food Insecurity, Flavor Trends for 2024

Learn from the brightest minds in food science in the October episodes of the Omnivore podcast.

Rabobank senior consumer foods analyst Tom Bailey talks about what’s ahead for the food industry as we move out of the “age of disruption.” International development consultant Donna Rosa discusses the role of food science in fighting food insecurity. Soumya Nair, global director of consumer research and insights for Kerry Group, shares some of the key drivers behind 2024’s top flavor trends.

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Tom Bailey Tom Bailey covers consumer foods as a senior analyst with Rabobank, where his focus includes foodservice, sustainability, and macro trends driving the food industry.

Donna Rosa Donna Rosa is founder and Chief Entrepreneurship Officer at EFour Enterprises, which provides remote business coaching services for entrepreneurs in developing countries and emerging economies. She also is the recipient of IFT’s 2023 Humanitarian Award for Service to the Science of Food in honor of Elizabeth Fleming Stier.

Soumya Nair Soumya Nair is global director of consumer research and insights for Kerry Group, maker of taste and nutrition ingredients and solutions.

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  1. Food Security
  2. Trends
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