Future of Food -  A Food Podcast About What's Next

Future of Food - A Food Podcast About What's Next

A podcast about eating better for ourselves and for the planet to address climate change at the local level. Let's take action for a better future. We interview climate and food activists who are making a difference. ... Show More

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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... Read more

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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" argume... Read more

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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 f... Read more

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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 ... Read more

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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... Read more

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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 archite... Read more

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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 real... Read more

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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 hav... Read more

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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<... Read more

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Tinia Pina, the Founder and CEO of Re-Nuble, talks with us about how to all that waste in a way that won't kill the planet. How much waste are we talking about? 12,000 tons of food waste is produced annually in New York City. That much food waste would take 800 fully loaded garbage trucks to remove. And the city of New York is spending $180 million a year to get rid of it.

The numbers sound crazy when you first... Read more

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