Perfect Food podcasts

Published on Nov 12, 2023

Does the perfect food exist? Is it attainable?

The short answer is no. One person’s concept of perfect is different than another’s. Is perfection related to taste? Health? Ingredient composition? Carbon footprint? Impact on soil?

While the perfect food may not exist, the concept can be helpful for all stakeholders to consider as we seek to improve the global food system and make better choices as consumers and players within the food value chain.

In this series of podcasts, our three experts with decades of experience working in the food industry and academia will explore key opportunities to increase the positive impacts and circularity across the food value chain – from farm to fork. Further, they provide insight into how to analyse sustainability across the value chain and lifecycle of a food product, as well as how to design, implement and communicate strategies to consumers. While a perfect food – or food system – may not exist, informed decisions can go a long way to reshape and transform the food industry as we know it.

Listen in to learn more.

Listen to the full podcast here:

Several key themes emerge in the discussion. Listen to the shorter, themed podcasts that feature additional audio here:

Theme 1

Theme 2

Theme 3

Theme 4

Melissa Barrett
Managing Director, Corporate Impact & Practices
Senior advisor with a focus on strategic sustainability transformation and innovation, helping organisations leverage their assets, capabilities and potential to deliver commercial, social and sustainable impact.
Massimo Marino
Italy Sustainability Market Lead: Agriculture, Food and Beverage
Environmental engineer and author with extensive experience in calculating impacts of industrial processes; expert in life cycle assessments. Founder of Perfect Food Consulting, which was acquired by dss+.
Francesca Brkic
Manager, Circular Economy & Sustainability, Regenerative Agriculture
Over 10 years of experience in food and agriculture sustainability, focusing on innovation, value chain redesign, and circular economy. Focus on transformation projects along the product lifecycle, from sustainable sourcing to product design and strategy, across global contexts.