Beginner's Mind

#52: Caroline Heil - Driving the Future of Meat

October 28, 2021 Christian Soschner Season 2 Episode 21
Beginner's Mind
#52: Caroline Heil - Driving the Future of Meat
Show Notes

The industry gains complexity, and I am happy that a speaker from the LSG2G community has dedicated time to speak about the Future of the Food Industry.

Speaker in the Episode: Dr. Caroline E. Heil

Since Jul. 1, 2021, Caroline has been CEO of The New Meat Company AG, a young stock-listed, purpose-driven impact investment company in Berlin focusing on alternative proteins. 

Caroline is intrigued by the idea of revolutionizing the food industry, especially everything animal production-related, in an environmentally friendly, healthy, and sustainable way that will allow us to feed +10 billion people in the future.


Before joining TNMC, Caroline worked for EY as a lawyer and part of the global EY Agribusiness Team. At the global EY Agribusiness Team, she covered legal agri- and food business aspects and was involved in strategic and innovative agri- and food business projects. Caroline i.a. gained experience in advising national and international corporate clients, banks, and financial investors on corporate aspects of M&A transactions and VC investments, including the performance of legal due diligence. 

Her track record covers global and regional food- and agribusinesses, focusing on digital transformation of the larger agribusiness value, the alternative protein and meat market, food security impact driven by agricultural policy setting, and all questions related to sustainability environmental impact.

The New Meat Co.

The firm invests in game-changing companies and founders that disrupt the status quo of the meat industry to create nutritious, tasty, and sustainable meat alternatives that are good for everyone – animals, humans, and our planet.

Following a buy and build strategy, the organization consolidates companies specializing in alternative meat–established pioneers and emerging game-changers.

It also partners with innovative and value-driven individuals who aim to reduce (alternative) meat’s ecological footprint, increase its nutritional profile to support healthy living, and encourage animal welfare.

Topics we discuss in the show:

In this conversation, we discuss the Future Of the Food Industry and talk about topics like: 

  • Alternative proteins
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Functional food
  • Reworking the supply chain
  • 3d printing of food
  • Personalized nutrition
  • And much more…

Follow Caroline E. Heil and The New Meat Co.:

Shownotes:
Article on Substack

Timestamps:

00:00 Opening

02:25 The New Meat Company – New Trends in the Food Industry

05:06 The Environmental Footprint of the Foot Industry in 2021

08:08 Sustainability of the Food Industry

10:14 Introduction Caroline Heil

14:36 Innovation in the Meat Industry

19:10 Sustainability of Analog Meat

22:00 The Health Impact of Nutrition

28:35 Solving the Global Distribution of Food with Modern Technology?

34:38 The Hellofresh Case – High-Quality Food at Low Prices

39:57 Consumer Trends in the Food Industry

42:23 Insects as Protein Source?

46:20 Lab-Grown Meat

57:45 How Industry and StartUps Can Evolve Together

01:00:00 Mission Statement of The New Meat Company

01:03:20 What Invention Will Have the Biggest Impact on The Food Industry in This Decade?

01:06:50 3D Printing of Food

01:11:20 Longevity and the Food Industry

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