HowGood Innovation Series

Industry Leaders on the Future of Regenerative Agriculture and Food

HowGood is pleased to host a community-oriented conversation series on driving innovation in the food system. Each conversation with an industry thought leader brings insight into a different aspect of regenerative agriculture, biodiversity, and a diverse range of related topics.

Innovation Series Talks

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Talks

Retailer Innovation & Sustainability

The decisions retailers make – including which products they put on shelf, how they design and position their own brands, and what their sourcing policies and standards require – may be the most powerful force in the food system. Our next series will focus on the innovation that’s enabling retailers to move towards having a net-positive impact on health, society and the planet.
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Keith Rowe Co-Founder & Co-Owner, White Leaf Provisions

Meghan Rowe Co-Founder & Co-Owner, White Leaf Provisions

Annika Gacnik Sustainability & Social Impact Manager, Hive Brands

White Leaf Provisions & Hive Brands

Hive is an online marketplace that meticulously vets all the products it sells to ensure they make a positive social and environmental impact. White Leaf Provisions is one of those brands with regenerative agriculture at its core.

June 30, 2022 1:00 PM
White Leaf Provisions & Hive Brands
White Leaf Provisions & Hive Brands

Matt Maier Chief Grass Farmer & Owner, Thousand Hills

Alan Lewis VP, Government Affairs, Stakeholder Relations & Organic Compliance, Natural Grocers

Thousand Hills & Natural Grocers
Natural Grocers, one of the most trusted names in sustainable food products has had positive social and environmental impact as part of its core mission for decades. Thousand Hills Grass-Fed Beef is a verified Land to Market brand and practices regenerative agriculture on 600,000+ acres.
July 07, 2022 1:00 PM
Thousand Hills & Natural Grocers
Thousand Hills & Natural Grocers

Paul Greive Co-Founder & VP, Sales & Marketing, Pasturebird

Mike Loftus Meat Director, Sprouts Farmers Market

Pasturebird & Sprouts Farmers Market

Pasturebird is moving the needle towards making regenerative agriculture more accessible and affordable for both farmers and consumers through the innovation they’ve developed at the farm-level. Sprouts Farmers Market is an industry leader in creating responsible sourcing policies and communicating environmental impact to consumers.

July 14, 2022 1:00 PM
Pasturebird & Sprouts Farmers Market
Pasturebird & Sprouts Farmers Market

Innovation Working Groups

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Working Group

Retailer Innovation

In the midst of growing global disruption and accelerated regulatory pressures, retailers must innovate with their ecosystems to make healthy food accessible to their customers. HowGood is launching an invite-only group of retail leaders to tackle these issues in their own company in the context of a curated, peer-to-peer learning environment.
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Working Group

Regenerative Supply Innovation

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View Past Speakers

BIODIVERSITY
Designing Products from Ecosystems
Mike Lee
Alpha Food Labs

REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE
Investment & Infrastructure
Gina Asoudegan
Applegate

PLANETARY HEALTH
Circular Economy of Food
Emma Chow
Ellen MacArthur Foundation

BIODIVERSITY
Scaling Biodiversity
Tyler Gage
Terrafertil; Runa Founder

REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE
Regenerative Dairy
Tina Owens
Danone

REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE
Regenerative Fiber
Rebecca Burgess
Fibershed

REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE
Agroforestry & Industrial Crops
Eric Toensmeier
Perennial Agriculture Institute

BIODIVERSITY
Crop Commercialization
Pierre Thiam
Yolele

PLANETARY HEALTH
The World Economic Forum Perspective
Wesley Wilson
World Economic Forum

PLANETARY HEALTH
Regenerative Packaging
Jane Franch
Numi

REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE
Regenerative Product Development
Jesse Smith & Lauren Tucker
White Buffalo Land Trust

BIODIVERSITY
Measuring Biodiversity
Ethan Soloviev
HowGood

REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE
Advancing Regeneration:  Principles & Outcomes
Steve Watson & Steve Rosenzweig
General Mills

BIODIVERSITY
Carbon Opportunity Cost
Arthur Gillett
HowGood

REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE
Investing in Innovation
Molly Breiner
Danone Manifesto Ventures

BIODIVERSITY
Agriculture, Biodiversity & Nutrition
Juan Lucas Restrepo
Alliance of Bioversity International & CIAT

REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE
Decolonizing Wealth in Agriculture
Melanie Allen
Decolonizing Wealth Project

PLANETARY HEALTH
Underutilized Crops & Planetary Health
Sayed Azam-Ali
Crops for the Future

REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE
Business as a Force for Good
Mary Jane Melendez
General Mills

REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE
Agri(Cultural) Regeneration
Olivia Watkins
Black Farmer Fund

REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE
Regenerative Poultry: An Indigenous Perspective
Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin
Regeneration Farms

PLANETARY HEALTH
Anthropology of Food
June Jo Lee
Readers to Eaters

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Product Innovation Ecosystems
Heather Cutter, Harmless Harvest
Diego Rosso, Danone
Regina Fechter, Happy Family

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Reimagining Resilient Ingredients: A Chef’s Perspective
Pierre Thiam, Yolélé
Fabricio Goulart, Feitosa

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Building Sustainable Products: The Essential Elements
Ali Bouzari, Pilot R&D

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Regenerative Product Incubation & Acceleration
Danielle Gould, Alpha Food Labs & Food+Tech Connect

REGENERATIVE SUPPLY
Regenerative Dairy Across Markets
Amber Mirabal, Land O’Lakes
Anne Saxelby, Saxelby Cheesemongers
Tina Owens, Danone

REGENERATIVE SUPPLY
The Future of Plant-Based Supply 
Lisa Curtis, Kuli Kuli
Naveen Sikka, Terviva
Tyler Lorenzen, Puris 

REGENERATIVE SUPPLY
Regenerative Supply Enablers 
Alex Pisaecki, Seal the Seasons
James Lum, Defiant Food Group
Philip Taylor, Mad Agriculture 

REGENERATIVE SUPPLY
Trailblazers in Ethical Sourcing 
Sarela Herrada, SIMPLi
Tucker Garrison, Imlak’esh Organics 

REGENERATIVE SUPPLY
The New Material Age in Packaging
Jay Ashworth, Associated Labels & Packaging
Kelly Williams, Futamura

REGENERATIVE SUPPLY
Scaling Regenerative Supply
Gurneesh Bhandal, Cargill
Ryan Sirolli, Cargill

CARBON & ECO-LABELING
Eco-Labels as Tools for Transparency
Al Toops, Biome Makers
Dr. Anastasia Volkova, Regrow
Diego Saez Gil, Pachama

CARBON & ECO-LABELING
Leaders in Impact Labeling
Jennifer McKnight, Airly Foods
Sandra Noonan, JustSalad

CARBON & ECO-LABELING
Communicating Sustainable Impact
Elizabeth Whitlow, Regenerative Organic Alliance
Mary Linnell-Simmons, FairTrade America

PROCUREMENT
Sourcing Biodiverse Ingredients
Christina Skonberg, Simple Mills
Mike Lee, Alpha Food Labs

PROCUREMENT
Deepening Supplier Partnerships
Carlos Londono, Chipotle
Chris Oliviero, Niman Ranch

PROCUREMENT
Regenerative Ag: Giants in Procurement
Dorothy Shaver, Unilever
Jay Watson, General Mills

PROCUREMENT
Procurement to Combat Food Waste
Claire Oliverson, Too Good To Go
Madeline Rotman, Imperfect Foods

PROCUREMENT
Procurement & The Circular Economy
Gaelle Le Gelard, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Felipe Villelo, reNature