Sean B. Cash

December 29, 2020
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Sean B. Cash, Ph.D., Bergstrom Foundation Professor in Global Nutrition, Friedman School of
Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University

SEAN B CASH PHOTOSean B. Cash is the Bergstrom Foundation Professor of Global Nutrition and a food economist in the Agriculture, Food and Environment program at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. His research focuses on how food, nutrition, and environmental policies affect both producers and consumers. He also conducts research in the areas of environmental impacts in food production, including projects on sustainability metrics, cellular agriculture, and beverage crop quality and climate change. His research has been funded by the United States Department of Agriculture, the National Science Foundation, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and Newman’s Own Foundation, among other sources. At Tufts, he teaches courses on economics of agriculture and the environment, consumer behavior around sustainability, and corporate social responsibility in the food industry.

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 Global Food Forums Presentations by Speaker

2022 Clean Label Conference

Facets of Sustainability: How Food Companies Can Measure and Communicate Progress to Consumers

The success of companies in enhancing the sustainability of their products and food systems, and to communicate their efforts to consumers, depends on understanding not just their own product but also consumers’ response to changing information and trends. This presentation looks at hot topics in the sustainability arena including bioengineered foods and the use of Super Labels to convey information, the topic of “greenwashing,” and metrics that arise from tools such as product life cycle assessment (LCA). Thought-provoking observations on sustainability trade-offs will be examined, and the potential benefits of cellular agriculture and other new technology trends will be explored.  Attendees will gain a better understanding of their company’s opportunities to contribute to and benefit from participating in efforts to create a more sustainable food supply.

2021 Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar — Pre-Conference: Protein Business Strategies [To be confirmed]

“Sustainability and Consumer Demand for Proteins: Behavior and Policy in the Marketplace”

The concerns around the social costs associated with inadequate diets and the impact of food production on our planet must be addressed jointly through public and private efforts, many of which have been geared toward the development and marketing of new protein sources across the food industry. The success of companies looking to make an impact in this space depends on understanding not just their own product, but also consumer response to changing information and dietary trends around protein consumption. Moreover, existing and emerging policies around food labeling, dietary recommendations, and environmental and climate policy interact in the marketplace to shape consumer demand in ways that provide both challenges and opportunities.