Fresh Take Talks

Fresh Take Talks returns to IBIE with a series of ten, 20-minute presentations from industry, health and trend experts. These twelve sessions will be hosted over the course of three days and topics will focus on grain industry issues, consumer concerns and the future of food.


Reimagining the Power of Bread

Markey Culver

The Women’s Bakery

Markey Culver founded The Women’s Bakery after serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer(Rwanda, 2010-2012) and earning her MBA from Washington University. A compelling oratorand communicator, Markey operates TWG with the mantra “we can, therefore we must,” and possesses an unwavering commitment to provide women access to opportunity.

Food Trends

Dr. Irwin Adam

Future Food Studio & BEVLAB

Dr. Irwin Adam is a creative scientist and food futurist. As Founder and Creative Scientific Director of Future Food Studio & BEVLAB, he manages major brand collaborations and leads multi-disciplinary teams in re-imagining how we interact with food at every scale. A Doctor of Biomedical Engineering, his research publications and patents include natural compounds foranti-infective biomaterials,point-of-care diagnostics, miniature lasers, digital microfluidics, and tissue-engineering.


Janice Bissex, MS, RDN

Jannabis Wellness

Janice Newell Bissex is a Holistic Cannabis Practitioner, Culinary Nutritionist, and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. She founded her consulting business, Jannabis Wellness, following training at the Holistic Cannabis Academy, and now advises clients on access, propercannabinoid ratios, dosing, best consumption methods, and cooking with cannabis, includingher own line of phytocannabinoid-rich hemp/CBD products.


Stephen McCauley

The Ginger Network

Stephen McCauley isdedicated to providing seasoned communications counsel on foodandnutrition brand and marketing issuesfor companies, associations and commodity groups throughhis firm, The Ginger Network (TGN). Prior to TGN, he spent over 25 years gaining diverseexperience in consumer marketing, corporate publicity, issues management, food, nutrition, andpromotions at Porter Novelli and Edelman Public Relations Worldwide. Stephen earned degreesin communications and biology from Boston University.


Kate Scarlata, RDN

Kate Scarlata is a world-renowned low FODMAP diet expert with over 25 years of digestive health experience. Her passion is to educate dietitians, patients, and the public on guthealthtopics through speaking engagements, her #IBelieveInYourStory campaign, and her New YorkTimesbest-seller, The 21 Day Tummy Diet.


Glenn A Gaesser, PhD

Arizona State University

Glenn Gaesser, Professor at Arizona State University’sCollege of Health Solutions, researchesand has been consistently sought for national media interviews onthe effects of exercise and dieton cardiovascular fitness and health. Dr. Gaesserhas had prior academic appointments at theUniversity of Virginiaand UCLA;is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine; andreceived his B.S., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from theUniversity of California, Berkeley.


Christine Cochran

Grain Foods Foundation

Christine Cochran has served as Executive Director ofthe Grain Foods Foundation, a group dedicated to promoting the role of grain foods through science-based educational programming, since 2012.Christine earned a Agricultural Economics from the University of Missouri and a J.D. from Georgetown University.


Henry Gordon-Smith

Agriculture Consulting

Henry Gordon-Smith is a sustainability strategist focused on urban agriculture, water issues, and emerging technologies. He co-founded the Association for Vertical Farming (AVF)in 2013 and launched Agritecture Consulting, a NYC-based boutique urban agriculture advising firm that assists entrepreneurs with vertical farming feasibility studies, recruiting, and systems design, in 2014. Henry earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of British Columbia,Vancouver, a certificate in Food Security and Urban Agriculture from Ryerson University (Toronto), and an M.S. in Sustainability Management from Columbia University.

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