Food innovation

Food innovation

Aug 20
CEDA welcomes the University of Adelaide's inaugural Director of Food Innovation and Chair of Plant Conservation Biology, Professor Andy Lowe, as he analyses the threats and solutions to biodiversity pressures on our food sources.


Professor Andy Lowe, Inaugural Director, Food Innovation, The University of Adelaide

Event overview

From ugly vegetables to AgTech, bee pollination to native foods, Professor Lowe will lay out the challenges of an industry going through unprecedented change. One ongoing mission is ensuring productive and sustainable practices when bringing food from the paddock to your plate.

This briefing is by invitation only to CEDA Trustees. Trustees are senior leaders nominated by CEDA member organisations. At CEDA boardroom briefings Trustees hear from an informed, expert guest speaker in a private, small group setting. Invitations to boardroom briefings are a valued benefit of CEDA membership. Chatham House Rule applies.

Meet the speaker

Professor Andy Lowe
Inaugural Director, Food Innovation, The University of Adelaide

Prof Andy Lowe is a British-Australian scientist and expert on plants and trees, particularly the monitoring, management and utilisation of genetic, biological and ecosystem resources. He has discovered lost forests, championed to eliminate illegally logged timber in global supply chains, served the UN Office of Drugs and Crime and has been responsible for securing multi-million dollar research funding.

He is an experienced and respected executive leader, board member and mid-career mentor. Andy is the inaugural Director of Food Innovation at the University of Adelaide serving as the external face for all significant food industry and government sectors across South Australia, and the world.

Andy speaks globally for corporate lectures, keynotes, gala events, festivals and conferences. He is consulted by the media for his expertise, is currently the Scientist in Residence for the Australian Financial Review, and writes regularly for The Conversation and other high profile blogs.

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