Sarah is an internationally recognized food systems innovation expert and co-founder of Tenacious Ventures, a high-support, high conviction, sector-specific venture firm at the intersection of digitally native agriculture and climate solutions. Sarah has been instrumental in building the early stage agtech ecosystem – from advising dozens of startups, designing accelerator programs and consulting to established agribusinesses, to helping industry, universities and government develop and implement forward-looking initiatives in food system innovation. Sarah is also the host of the AgTech…So What? Podcast. Sarah calls herself “a big believer in our food system playing a huge role as a solution for climate change,” noting it’s a future that will involve every different form of sustainable protein, whether it’s cultivated in a lab or reared on a farm. She cautions that scaling innovation needs more than a grasp on the science or methods of production – it requires a deep understanding of the current system, the incentives that drive behaviour through the supply chain, and a willingness to engage stakeholders on the challenges and opportunities open to them along the way. Sarah says groups like Food Frontier are ideal to bring the industry together, share knowledge, and move our food system forward.
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