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Speaker Interview: Emma Chow

Get to know the thought leaders sharing their insights at the Future Food Systems event (25-26 January, Online | 2 March, London) in our dedicated speaker interview series.


Independent Forums: What is your favorite food?

Emma Chow: Dark chocolate

Independent Forums: Who or what has inspired you this year and why?

Emma Chow: Being in nature - it's our greatest teacher when learning about the cycles of regeneration and the symbiotic relationships between the parts that make the whole function in such an elegant way.

Independent Forums: What is your biggest source of motivation?

Emma Chow: My amazing team

Independent Forums: How would you describe a typical day?

Emma Chow: Diverse! Ranging from team meetings and project planning to internal strategy meetings and sharing thought leadership with industry players.

Independent Forums: What’s one thing about you that most people don’t know? Emma Chow: That my entry point into the food system work started while WWOOFing through Europe after university.

Independent Forums: What’s one thing about your organization that you wish more people knew?

Emma Chow: The personal stories of our team members who come from such a range of backgrounds and countries, all coming together and driven by a common mission to rethink our economy and redesign entire systems in ways that are going to work now and long term for people, nature, and business.

Independent Forums: Where do you see the biggest opportunity for transformation within the food system?

Emma Chow: Starting with redesigning food offerings to rethink not just how ingredients are produced (regeneratively), but which ingredients are selected in the first place.

Independent Forums: What are you most looking forward to at Future Food Systems 2022?

Emma Chow: The chance to exchange ideas!


Emma will be speaking in the 'Sustainable Production & Consumption – Advancing the Shift to a Circular Food System' session on 26 January 2022.

Register here to join the conversation.


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