January 10, 2024

MISTA: Powering Your Innovation Engine

The global food system is broken and no longer serves people or planet.  A paradigm shift is required to transform our system and no single entity […]
February 28, 2023

Return on Innovation

What is your Return on Innovation?  How do you measure the return on your investment in innovation?  Is it based solely on near-term value return or […]
February 15, 2023

The case for creating an end-to-end, regenerative, decentralized food system – TODAY.

The global food system is at a rupture point.  From macro issues such as climate change to local issues such as food security, the food system needs to adapt and evolve to meet the needs of people and planet.  While plant-based burgers, nuggets and milk can potentially remove some industrial factory farmed animals from the equation, there remains a bigger issue around food security (availability and cost).
October 25, 2022

Is the plant-based, alternative protein movement DOA?

This is a question swirling in the food system over the past few weeks based on some high-profile headlines. At MISTA, we believe this is just an iterative step in the evolution of the food system and that the movement is in its infancy.
March 2, 2022

Thinking Greater Than Our Environment

As innovators, it is our job to help create mindset, culture, and ways of working that enable a company to continuously evolve and adapt to changing […]
December 22, 2021

Reimagining the Future of Food

A new food future requires a reimagined innovation framework. I recently had the opportunity to read a very thought-provoking publication called Rethinking Humanity by the team […]
November 12, 2021

Michroma takes fungal food colors platform to pilot scale to produce pH-stable, heat-stable natural red

Michroma – a startup building a production platform for natural food colors from fungi – has advanced to pilot-scale production of a heat-stable vibrant red colorant it claims can give synthetic dyes a serious run for their money when it comes to performance and sustainability.
October 5, 2021

Danone’s Denver-area lab ‘cracked the code’ for more dairy-like plant-based milks

August 31, 2021

Native.AI Joins MISTA to Drive Growth and Innovation for CPG Brands