North American Coalition for Insect Agriculture
After a couple of decades in Quick Service Restaurant (Fast Food) Marketing for McDonald’s and later Wendy’s, Cheryl Preyer made the move from fries to flies! With a dawning realization of the large amounts of food wasted in the USA combined with the need to feed a drastically growing global population, she found herself drawn to insects as an interesting solution. From the world of Field Marketing, working closely with franchisees in advertising co-ops, she went to EnviroFlight in 2014 where she handled business development and marketing communications. She worked with EnviroFlight as their Pilot Plant came online through acquisition by Intrexon. Elected to the inaugural NACIA (North American Coalition for Insect Agriculture) board of directions in 2016, Cheryl now serves as President of the Board.
There’s probably no more dynamic topic than protein when it comes to food ingredients. Fast-paced technology gains already have ushered in protein revolution across virtually plant-based sources. Likewise, new novel and cell-based protein technologies are edging even closer to marketplace prototypes.
So what’s next on the horizon? Forecasting for 2022 and beyond is Stephanie Lind, Founder of Elohi Strategic Advisors and Impossible Foods’ former Senior Vice President of Global Sales. Already an insights leader in plant-based products, Lind leads a thought-provoking session about the next technologies involving protein from plants as well as sources as diverse as algae, air and insects.