Future of Food - Let's Eat Better for Ourselves and the Planet

Future of Food - Let's Eat Better for Ourselves and the Planet

Ivy Joeva interviews climate and food activists and journalists. Future of Food is part of the FutureX Network. Produced by Lee Schneider.... Show More

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September 15, 2020 38 min

Rebecca Webster is a member of the Oneida Nation. Along with her husband and two teenaged daughters, she farms 10 acres of land and has helped members of her tribal community reconnect with their past. The philosophy behind her work is that every time an indigenous person plants a seed, it is an act of resistance and an assertion of sovereignty.

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Ivy Joeva interviews Scott Jurek, an elite ultramarathoner who eats for the win with a plant-based diet. Scott has won nearly all of ultrarunning's top trail and road events. He won the Western States 100-mile Endurance Run a record seven straight times. In 2015, he set the Appalachian Trail speed record, averaging nearly 50 miles a day over 46 days.

He credits being a vegan with giving him these seemingly super-human powers of ...

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When Molly and Melissa opened their restaurant Palette Food and Juice in Los Angeles, they knew they would source all their ingredients locally and offer a plant-based menu. Everything would be organic. They made the kind of food they wanted to eat, and found that locals liked it too. They took action on those words we hear so often: Buy local and eat a plant-based diet.

During the pandemic, Palette Foods is offering online ordering...

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Scientists have established that large-scale farming is one of the causes of climate change. Do you think that some of the forces behind big ag would want to hide the truth about their damage to the environment?

As a matter of fact, that's just what they're doing.

In this episode, Georgina Gustin a Washington-based reporter for Inside Climate News who has covered food policy, farming, and the environment for more than a decad...

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June 10, 2020 37 min

Tim is also a senior researcher fellow at Tufts University's Global Development and Environmental Institute and an advisor at the Small Planet Institute, where he previously directed its Land and Food Rights Program.

We’ve long wanted to do an episode at Future of Food about where to get good information about food and the climate crisis. We’ve wanted to identify which organizations might be giving us misleading information abou...

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In an interview recorded in a studio before the pandemic, Kaitlin Mogentale tells host Ivy Joeva of the journey that led to create a food company  that transforms upcycled ingredients — the overlooked, nutritional byproducts of fruit and vegetable processing — into wholesome, better for people and better for the planet, pantry staples: Pulp chips. Waste Less, Thrive More, is the company motto, because Pulp Pantry believes that a th...

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How can we support our immune health despite toxicity in our environment, especially in the context of a global pandemic? How are our systems of food production contributing to the destruction of ecosystems worldwide, and giving rise to disease outbreaks like the one we’ve seen with Covid-19?

We had the privilege to "sit down" online with Zach Bush MD, to ask these questions, and get his insights on everything from the top a...

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Dr. Vandana Shiva is a world-renowned scholar and tireless crusader for economic, food, and gender justice. Dr. Shiva was trained as a physicist, and later shifted her focus to interdisciplinary research in science, technology and environmental policy. In 1982, she founded an independent institute, the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology which was dedicated to high quality and independent research to address the...

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LINKS AND RESOURCES 

Loretta Allison

https://www.lorettaallison.com/

Loretta Allison on Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/spadeandseeds/

Fig Earth Supply

https://www.figearthsupply.com/

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Future of Food is part of the FutureX Podcast Network. Show transcripts, articles, and more at the Future of Food website.

On the Kiss the Ground website you’ll find a resource called Find Your Path. It will help you see a path forward to activism. Try it!

Resources Mentioned in this Epiode

Ryland Englehart on Instagram @lovebeingryland
@cafegratitude

Make Soil

Spy Community Garden

Kiss the Ground Purchasing Guide

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January 25, 2020 1 min

What if you had an opportunity for meaningful change each time you sit down to eat?

In the ten new episodes for Season 2 of Future of Food, Ivy Joeva interviews activists and innovators who show us that at every meal we have the opportunity to wake up to the impact our diet has on the environment, as well as understand how our environment affects our physical health and well being. Why? The same foods that support healing the planet...

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March 23, 2018 17 min

Seaweed first made it on the menu as part of a macrobiotic diet, and was popularized by grocers like Erewhon. That was back in the 1960s, and since then, chefs have caught on, moving seaweed from a mere condiment to the center of the plate. Seaweed can be wild harvested, as they do at Maine Coast Sea Vegetables, farmed in the ocean, as they do at Sea Greens Farms and Greenwave, or farmecd in tanks on land, as they do at Monterey Ba...

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March 9, 2018 13 min

Making edible protein consumes resources. Not only is the world population growing — the United Nations predicts there will be nine billion people on Earth by 2050 — but rising income levels mean that more people can afford meat. When the demand for protein exceeds the plant's carrying capacity, there will be an environmental crash and people will go hungry. This reasoning is a driver of the "why eat crickets" argument....

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While Kimbal Musk’s brother Elon is tunneling under LA to reinvent high-speed transportation, sending rockets into orbit to reboot commercial space travel for our time, and mass-marketing electric cars, Kimbal Musk is working with food. Over the last six years he’s started restaurants, designed vertical gardens, and developed an ambitious plan to put a thousand gardens into schools so that kids can discover their connection to food...

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February 16, 2018 17 min

As an instructor in sustainable food and agricultural systems at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Valerie Dantoin is helping create career paths for students who want to become farmers, or become closer to the land.

If you close your eyes and you just imagine what you would think of as an organic farm, you probably get this image of a nice cow out on green grass. That happens on our farm. It doesn’t always happen on every orga...

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What is going on? Why all  that wasted food? One in six people in Los Angeles copes with food insecurity, the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. Why is the food they need tossed away?

There are a lot of reasons. In this podcast episode, you'll meet two people are working on solutions.

Luis Yepiz is the wholesale food recovery manager for an organization called Food Forw...

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Vertical Harvest is a farm that has transformed the growing season in Jackson – which is usually just four months long. They took a plot of land downtown — and went vertical. The site is only a tenth of an acre, but the goals are large. It has become a model project others seek to emulate, not only because it supplies food year-round, but also because it is employing people with special abilities.

I believe that architects have the ...

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What does a food activist do? To answer the question, you need to look no further than Anna Lappé. She is the founder and director of Real Food Media, a collaborative initiative that catalyzes creative storytelling and media about food, farming, and sustainability. “We work with partners across the country to really elevate the solutions that we find out there that are really transforming the food system toward greater sustainabili...

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Planting heirloom seeds — the kind of seeds you order from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds  —  seems like a quaint pastime. You picture baby food jars lined on a sunny kitchen windowsill, each one filled with a different kind of seed, or neighbors trading seeds over the backyard fence.  The world of heirloom seeds is all that, and a lot more.  Seeds carry culture and history. Civilizations live or starve depending on whether they have a...

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Krystine McInnes was a developer passionate about sustainable building methods. She liked the idea of edible landscaping. She started to think about the best delivery systems for these ideas. An urban farm started looking like a good way to combine them in a package that had a low energy impact and which benefited the world.

What if starting a micro-farm in an urban location were easier?  A lot easier? 

One day while thinking about t...

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