Benson Hill co-founder Matt Crisp will be joined by Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN, for an in-depth discussion on the importance of improving the nutritional quality of our food system from plant to plate.
Matt and Leslie will discuss how the greatest food challenges we currently face are about nutritional quality not supply. They’ll discuss how this is improved from the ground up with crops specifically designed to be more nutritious and personal practices that can lead to better food choices and overall improvements in health and well-being.
Leslie is owner of Active Eating Advice, a nutritional consulting company advising major brands like Gatorade, manufacturers like General Mills and professional organizations like the National Dairy Council. She is also a nutritional consultant for the Kansas City Chiefs and has advised the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pirates, and Penguins as well as the Toronto Blue Jays and Washington Nationals. She is an author and active blogger and hosts The Winning Plate on KDKA TV.
Matt is the co-founder of Benson Hill, one of St. Louis’ hottest start-ups focused on improving the nutritional quality of food from concept to kitchen and plant to plate. Benson Hill works to unlock the natural genetic diversity found in plants to create more nutritious, better tasting and healthier food options. Earlier this year, Benson Hill launched Benson Hill Seeds to distribute a line of soybeans with superior nutrition and healthy oil content and is poised to introduce ultra-high protein soybeans for the 2021 growing season. The company is also actively working to create industry awareness for hi-oleic healthier oils.