2023 Food Waste Solutions Summit

May 16-18, 2023 | St.Louis, MO

Dr. Lara Ramdin

Chief Innovation and Science Officer

Upcycled Foods Inc.


Lara is a trailblazer in R&D/product development and has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, including Unilever, Estee Lauder, Molson Coors Beverages Company and the Dole Sunshine company. Her passion for innovation is only matched by her dedication to advocating for young women in STEM and creating a more equitable food system for all.

She has long been a fervent advocate for the  "zero food waste" movement and has made it her personal mission to not only educate consumers on the importance of creating value from food waste but also empowering them to make healthy food and nutrition choices for a longer life-span demonstrating an unparalleled dedication to sustainability and creating a better world.


Wednesday, May 17th

11:00am - 12:00pm

Squeezing Every Last Drop: Maximizing Product Utilization through Upcycling

Breakout Session (Running Concurrently)

Upcycling offers a second chance for food that would otherwise fall through the cracks of our fragmented food system. Waste can be driven by not using food products in their entirety. However, value-added processing rethinks the concept of “waste” by turning surplus and byproducts into food products, thus finding greater value in items or parts usually deemed worthless. Given the explosive growth of this  industry in such a short timeframe, how can facilities, operations, and menus be redesigned to use as much of each product as possible? Explore the growing momentum around upcycled food and the untapped potential of this fledgling market.

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