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Building with the Whole Oat (and Family)

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Christina Dorr Drake is the CEO and co-founder of Willa’s, the only oat milk that uses whole, organic oats. On this episode of ITS, Christina and Ali talk about the alt-milk landscape, the resurgence of real sustainability, and how Christina managed launching mid pandemic and mid cancer diagnosis.

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