Rapid Fire Friday with Plant-Based Pioneers Nicole Atchison and Tyler Lorenzen
Our conversation today is a special one, featuring the brother-sister duo behind Puris – the nation’s largest supplier of pea protein and Fast Company's #1 most innovative food company of 2021.
Nicole Atchison joined the family business three years ago as Chief Technology Officer after working in the medical device industry for several years. She leads innovation and business development across Puris’ portfolio of companies. Her brother, Tyler Lorenzen, is CEO of Puris Proteins, a joint venture with Cargill Inc. that manufactures and commercializes pea protein and other products.
Today, PURIS manufactures a spectrum of non-GMO, plant-based ingredients made from soy, pulses, lentils and corn. Puris sources only the highest-quality organic plants and extract 100% of the nutrition from each: protein, starch, sugar, fiber and more.
By going beyond protein to embrace every part of the plant, Puris squeezes more goodness out of everything they grow. That means less waste and environmental impact and lower costs to produce great food.
This is a fascinating conversation all about their endeavors into plant-based nutrition, the quest for a more sustainable food ecosystem, soil health, and the future of nutrition. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did! Let's go!