January 31st, 2015 @ 1:26 pm by Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi
Recently, UC Davis hosted the Aspen Institute for an enlightening panel discussion titled Disruptive Innovators: A New Look at Food and Agriculture. Moderated by American Public Media’s Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal, the discussion focused on the current challenges facing the food and agriculture industry.
The panel included successful entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, such as Alex Wilcox, co-founder and CEO of JetSuite; Ralph Jerome, vice president of corporate innovation at Mars Inc.; Adrianna Ma, managing director of General Atlantic; Josh Tetrick, founder and CEO of Hampton Creek; and Christopher Michel, founder of Military.com and Nautilus Ventures.
Calling on their experience with disruption in their own sectors, these panelists shined light on what disruption means to them, the challenges facing the food and agriculture industry, and what it takes to fundamentally change the way long established industries do business.
UC Davis is the world’s premier university for agricultural scholarships and research and we are taking this expertise, building on it with important partners, and discovering the breakthroughs that will transform and enhance the world’s food system and our food security.
To learn more, watch the video of the discussion HERE.