Loren Cardeli, the founder and president of A Growing Culture, implores us to embrace farmers. He shares his views about the importance of farmer autonomy and farmer rights, connecting social justice and environmental justice, and the need for community. Loren wants to change the our view of the food movement, moving farmers to the forefront […]
Erica Orange, executive vice president and COO of The Future Hunters, talks about “templosion” and “blue” (a good reason to listen in!), ideas she has created as a futurist. She discusses the shift in business from sustainable – putting back what you take out – to “blue” – putting back more than you take out.
Diane Hatz, founder of Change Food, shares her observations (and pet peeves) about the food movement before kicking off an invigorating day of talks at the 2016 Change Food Fest in NYC. Listen in to hear her ideas for the future of collaboration and change – ensuring access to good food for all people.
Tera Johnson, serial entrepreneur, shares how a conversation with her mail carrier opened her eyes to the abundance of positive information she has to share with others and why she is still optimistic. She is now working with Food Finance Institute at UW Extension a learning community dedicated to accelerating the creation and growth of […]
Paul Willis, farmer and founder of Niman Ranch Pork Co., talks about changing food by not changing. Going against large factory farms and sticking with what he knew – high animal welfare, certification, animals raised without antibiotics, by family farmers – Paul created a space for changing food by not changing what he was doing.
Jason Green, CEO and co-founder at Edenworks, looks at the evolution of diet – from foragers and hunters, to hunters and farmers, to a commodity-based diet species. Jason is not concerned about losing macronutrients in this evolution of diet, but is concerned about growing micronutrients. His company looks at indoor agriculture environments to address this, […]
Dawn Moncrief, founding director of A Well-Fed World, discusses the problems with livestock agriculture and its influence on the global resources needed to feed the world. She hopes that by making the connections between the livestock’s influence on hunger more obvious, we can start shifting away from the inefficient use of animals and promote plant-based […]
Bruce Friedrich, executive director of The Good Food Institute, talks about how food tech will “save the world.” The current process of animal agriculture is entrenching the world in global poverty, and it’s bad for the environment, bad for global health and bad for animals. Good Food Institute is looking at creating a plant based […]
Daniel Blake, co-founder of OpenAg, is concerned with our current food production methods, from shipping food around the world to removing people from the process altogether. Does it have to be like this? What if we could democratize climate and bring food production to people around the world, despite the climate they live in? OpenAg […]
Honeybees have thrived for 50 million years, each colony 40 to 50,000 individuals coordinated in amazing harmony. So why, seven years ago, did colonies start dying en masse? Marla Spivak reveals four reasons which are interacting with tragic consequences. This is not simply a problem because bees pollinate a third of the world’s crops. Could […]
Women are the world’s food producers, yet these working women are denied access to education, refused by banking and financial institutions, and ignored by extension agents and research organizations. Danielle Nierenberg, president and co-founder of Food Tank, explains that we need more investment in women farmers so that they can have the same access to resources […]
Myra Goodman, founder of Earthbound Farms, the largest organic producer in North America, explains the environmental, health, and economic benefits of expanding the organic movement to large-scale farms.