Food Industry Leaders Speak at the Food Health and Technology Summit

Photo Caption: Tom Mastrobuoni (left), Tyson New Ventures; and Sue Shapses (right), Rutgers University Nutrition Department and the Director of the New Jersey Obesity Group.

NEW BRUNSWICK - Foodniche Inc., the company behind popular social media food and health portal, has announced the Food, Health and Technology Summit will take place October 27 at Rutgers University.

Industry executive,Tom Mastrobuoni will be speaking at the event at Rutgers. He is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Tyson New Ventures. Tyson New Ventures is like the corporate venture arm of Tyson Foods, the company that makes frozen dinners and packaged meats. Yeah, that one.

Tom has 13 total years experience in what is known as "alternative asset management." He will discuss how Tyson Foods wants to help bring nourishing meals to U.S. homes and make a profit at the same time. He will reveal what Tyson Ventures looks for in their evaluation process for finding food businesses to invest capital in.

There will be other panelists and guest speakers at the Summit too. The event at Rutgers will bring a mix of educators, entrepreneurs and industry experts together. The goals is to showcase various food and food-tech related products that can innovate in the food space. The other goal is to have dialogue on what is needed to fight obesity and other health issues.

The keynote address will be given by distinguished Dr. Sue Shapses, a Rutgers University Professor of Nutrition and Director of NJ Obesity Group. Her talk will focus on obesity and what strategies can be deployed to help Americans live longer and healthier lives.

Panelists in the panel discussion include Victor Penev, MBA, CEO at Edaman; Jennifer Goggin, Director of Retail for Crave Food Systems; Dr Virginia Quick, Interim director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics at Rutgers University; and Cindy Kasindorf, CEO for Remedy Organics.

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