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"The Future of Food: "Good for you and Good for the Planet""


Michela Petronio

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Vice President Global Discovery Center, Barilla G. & R. F.lli

Michela Petronio is Research VP heading the Global Discovery Center at Barilla SPA. She started her career working in the Meat and Dairy Industries as Production and Quality Assurance manager . In 1992 she joined the Barilla Group where she held several roles both in Product Development and Research.

She has a wide experience and a practical knowledge of most Food Categories and Technologies included the so –called Emerging Technologies . She is responsible for the global long and medium term research projects , coordinating collaborative networks and International projects with major international Universities and Research Centres. Her teams work in the area of Consumer understanding, Design Thinking, Advanced Laboratories, Innovation technologies, contributing to the development of new products and business models through proprietary developments and external alliances.

She’s member of the Good for you Good for the Planet Sustainability Steering Committee

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