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Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg (by Food Tank)

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Food Tank's Danielle Nierenberg chats with the most important folks in the food industry about the most important food news, released every Thursday.

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323. Rosamond Naylor on the role of blue foods in sustainable, global food systems.

May 19th, 2022

45:26
On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg”, Dani talks with Rosamond (Roz) Naylor about the blue foods, or foods captured and cultivated from the ocean, …

322. Ankita Raturi discusses her work designing methods and tools to create sustainable food systems.

May 12th, 2022

34:27

On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg”, Dani talks with Ankita Raturi about her work designing methods and tools to support increased resilience in food …

321. Mily Trevino-Sauceda on the Movement to End Gender-Based Violence Against Women Farm Workers

May 5th, 2022

39:31
On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani talks with Mily Trevino-Sauceda, the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Alianza Nacional de Campesinas. As the first national women farm workers’ organization in the U. S., …

320. Chef Eric Adjepong on Combatting Food Apartheid and Celebrating Culinary Heritage

April 28th, 2022

25:07
Chef Eric Adjepong sits down with Tim Carman of the Washington Post. They discuss solutions to address food apartheid and improve public health, the …

319. Amy Healy on Leveraging Policy and the Private Sector to Fight Hunger and Food Waste

April 26th, 2022

23:26

On "Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg," Dani talks with Amy Healy, GrubHub's Vice President & Head of Government Relations about the new Food Donation Improvement Act. GrubHub, along with several influential food and …

318. David Lobell on the Effects of the Climate Crisis on Global Crop Production and Winning the 2022 NAS Prize for Food and Agriculture Science

April 21st, 2022

34:16
On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” David Lobell joins Dani to talk about climate change and its effect on global crop productivity. Lobell is a Professor of Earth System Science at Stanford University and is the …

317. Liz Carlisle and Neil Thapar on Liz’s New Book, Healing Grounds, and a Holistic Approach to Regenerative Farming that Values Both People and the Planet

April 14th, 2022

37:56
On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani talks with Liz Carlisle and Neil Thapar on holistic approaches to regenerative farming that values …

316. Tom Colicchio on the Independent Restaurant Coalition and the Future of Hospitality

April 7th, 2022

47:30
On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani talks with Tom Colicchio, chef and food advocate, working to revitalize the way people eat. In March 2020, …

315. Raphaël Podselver on the Urgency of Changing the Way We Eat

March 31st, 2022

31:36

On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani talks with Raphaël Podselver, the Head of U.N. Advocacy at ProVeg International. ProVeg’s mission is to reduce global meat consumption by 50 percent by 2040. Raphaël and Dani …

314. Chef Marc Murphy on Feeding Refugees Fleeing Russia's War on Ukraine

March 25th, 2022

24:02
Following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Chef Marc Murphy knew he had to do what he could to help those fleeing violence. Upon arriving in Poland, he …

313. Future of Food with Andrew Zimmern (Live at SXSW)

March 24th, 2022

42:40
During a recent conversation at the Future of Food @ SXSW in Austin, Texas, chef, restaurateur, and television personality Andrew Zimmern discussed the future of the restaurant industry and the interconnectedness of …

312. "Man in the Field" with Jim Denevan and Patrick Trefz (Live at SXSW)

March 23rd, 2022

43:32
In partnership with Huston-Tillotson University and Driscoll’s, Food Tank kicked off the “Nourishing America” tour at SXSW 2022 in Austin, Texas, …

311. "Gather" with A-dae Romero-Briones and Sanjay Rawal (Live at SXSW)

March 22nd, 2022

50:09
In partnership with Huston-Tillotson University and Driscoll’s, Food Tank kicked off the “Nourishing America” tour at SXSW 2022 in Austin, Texas, …

310. Toni Tipton-Martin (Live at SXSW)

March 17th, 2022

25:36

Toni Tipton-Martin is an award-winning food and nutrition journalist and Editor-in-Chief of Cook’s Country Magazine. At a recent summit in …

309. Future of Food With Adrian Grenier (Live at SXSW)

March 16th, 2022

36:24
At The Future of Food @ SXSW in Austin, Texas, Food Tank President Danielle Nierenberg sat down with Adrian Grenier, actor and Goodwill Ambassador for the U.N. Environment Programme North America, to discuss building a …

308. Tamara Melton on the Need to Diversify the World of Nutrition and Dietetics

March 10th, 2022

35:17
On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani talks with Tamara Melton, registered dietitian nutritionist and co-founder and Executive Director of Diversify Dietetics. A non-profit organization, Diversify Dietetics aims to …

307. Baldemar Velasquez on Changing Perceptions of Farm Workers

March 3rd, 2022

22:28

On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg”, Dani talks with Baldemar Velasquez, Founder and President of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee about supporting migrant farm workers. They discuss challenges that farm worker …

306. Chris Ramsaroop on the Power of Canada’s Farm Worker Movement

February 28th, 2022

28:49

On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani talks with Chris Ramsaroop, the founding member of Justicia for Migrant Workers in Ontario, Canada. They discuss the lack of support for migrant farm workers, efforts to help …

305. Sofia Tingstorp on the Upcoming International Environmental Conference, Stockholm +50

February 24th, 2022

23:51
On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani talks with Sofia Tingstorp about the Stockholm +50 international environmental conference. The United …

304. Felipe Villela on Supporting Farmers in the Transition to Regenerative Agriculture

February 17th, 2022

34:58
On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani talks with Felipe Villela, co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer of reNature, a Dutch organization …

303. Michelle Miller talks about ensuring equitable access to food supply chain data.

February 10th, 2022

32:05
On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg”, Dani talks with Michelle Miller about the role of the government in ensuring equitable access to food supply …

302. Chef, author and food activist Alejandra Schrader on her new book, The Low-Carbon Cookbook.

February 3rd, 2022

35:20

On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg”, Dani talks with Chef Alejandra Schrader about her new book, The Low-Carbon Cookbook. The book provides information on the complex relationship between food and the climate crisis, …

301. Kim Severson on Food Trends to Watch in the New Year

January 27th, 2022

36:51

On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani talks with Kim Severson about her predictions for a new year in food. The award-winning New York Times journalist takes Dani through several predictions including the rise of …

300. Marshall Johnson talks about the National Audubon Society’s Conservation Ranching Initiative.

January 20th, 2022

33:26

On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani talks with Marshall Johnson about the National Audubon Society’s Conservation Ranching Initiative. The initiative is a market-based approach to grassland and bird conservation. …

299. Pascale Joassart-Marcelli talks about her new book The $16 Taco, which examines the relationship between food and gentrification in San Diego

January 13th, 2022

31:58

On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani talks with Pascale Joassart-Marcelli about her new book The $16 Taco. As a Professor of Geography and Director of Urban Studies Program at San Diego State University, Pascale’s …

298. Lasse Bruun on the future of the meat sector and industrialized animal agriculture.

January 6th, 2022

30:26

On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani talks with Lasse Bruun about industrialized animal agriculture. As the Chief Executive Officer of 50x40, …

297. Growing Solutions in 2022

December 30th, 2021

18:25

On this special episode of Food Talk With Dani Nierenberg, Danielle shares her favorite (and not so favorite) memories from 2021. 

While you’re …

296. Fighting Food Waste Through the Emerson Act

December 23rd, 2021

57:54

Every year, $408 billion is spent processing, transporting, storing, and disposing of food that never gets eaten. That’s millions of pounds of fresh food—24% of all food in the U.S.—going to waste, instead of nourishing …

295. Gaelle Le Gelard and Eliot Beeby on redesigning nature-positive food to address the climate crisis and biodiversity loss

December 16th, 2021

38:23

On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg”, Dani talks with Gaelle Le Gelard and Eliot Beeby about the “Big Food Redesign” plan at the Ellen MacArthur …

294. Good Food That’s Good for Climate

December 9th, 2021

47:49

Join Award winning Chef Tom Colicchio, Sam Kass former White House chef and Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition and the former US Secretary of …

293. Arlin Wasserman on Changing Tastes in the Food Industry

December 2nd, 2021

41:46

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani interviews Arlin Wasserman, Founder and Managing Director of Changing Tastes, a consultancy that …

292. Food Systems Change Takes a Community: “No One Can Do This Alone”

November 26th, 2021

1:01:22

During an event co-hosted by Food Tank and the Clover Sonoma, panelists highlight paths forward to create a more sustainable dairy industry and strengthen local food systems. 

Key to food systems change is the consumer, …

291. Myra Foster on Sustainable Solutions for Food Packaging

November 25th, 2021

32:02

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani interviews Myra Foster, Global Director of Sustainability Strategy and Advocacy at Sealed Air, a packaging company. They discuss the company’s efforts to develop …

290. Priya Fielding-Singh on Inequality and the Meaning of Food in Her New Book

November 18th, 2021

30:52

On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani talks with Dr. Priya Fielding-Singh, a sociologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and …

289. Claire Babineaux-Fontenot from Feeding America on Gender, Race, and Food Security

November 11th, 2021

53:26

On "Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg," Dani interviews Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization and second-largest U.S. charity. They discuss Feeding …

288. Chef Chew Talks About Making Healthy Foods Affordable and Accessible to Everyone.

November 4th, 2021

38:09

On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani talks with Chef Chew about making healthy foods affordable and accessible to everyone. The founder and CEO of Something Better Foods Inc., and The Veg Hub, Chef Chew has …

287. Global Action Platform on Sustainable Consumption and Diets

October 28th, 2021

1:02:30

Brent Loken is the Global Food Lead Scientist for WWF. WWF recently launched the Global Action Platform on Sustainable Consumption and Diets, which …

286. Rupa Marya and Raj Patel on how injustice is making the world sick

October 21st, 2021

37:57

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani interviews Rupa Marya and Raj Patel, authors of the new book Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy …

285. Mike Salguero on ButcherBox and Better Meat

October 14th, 2021

29:30

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani interviews Mike Salguero, the CEO and co-founder of ButcherBox, a Boston-based company bringing sustainably-sourced meat to subscribers. They discuss the company’s mission …

284. Sustainable Livestock Systems with Dr. Jude Capper

October 7th, 2021

44:38

On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani talks with Dr. Jude Capper, a sustainable livestock consultant and researcher at Harper Adams University. …

283. Monique Coombs on offshore wind farms and the future of Maine’s fishing industry.

September 30th, 2021

30:53
On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani talks with Monique Coombs about the challenges faced by Maine’s fishing industry. Coombs, Director of Community Programs at Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association, discusses her …

282. Frances Moore Lappe on the Book that Started a Revolution

September 24th, 2021

49:34

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani interviews author Frances Moore Lappe, co-founder of Small Planet Institute, a nonprofit organization …

281. Ryland Engelhardt and Finnian Makepeace Discuss Soil Health and Kiss The Ground’s Regenerate America Campaign

September 23rd, 2021

49:55

Dani talks with Ryland Engelhardt and Finnian Makepeace about their organization Kiss the Ground and their 2020 documentary. Kiss the Ground provides …

280. Richard McCarthy and Carmelo Troccoli on the World Farmers Market Coalition

September 14th, 2021

49:38

On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani talks with Richard McCarthy and Carmelo Troccoli about the World Farmers Market Coalition. The newly …

279. Kimbal Musk and Frank Giustra on their quest to help plant 1 million gardens

September 10th, 2021

49:56

On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani talks with Kimbal Musk and Frank Giustra on their project Million Gardens Movement. The project, launched during the COVID-19 pandemic, aims to inspire healthy food environments …

278. Dan Riegler explains how food startups can support food system transformation.

September 8th, 2021

26:48

On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani talks with Dan Riegler about his Singapore-based food startup and the plant-based meat movement in the Asia-Pacific region. Riegler’s company, Karana, uses jackfruit to create …

277. Dr. Roland Bunch on the Promise of Regenerative Land Management in Sub-Saharan Africa

September 6th, 2021

41:20

On this episode of Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg, Dani speaks with Dr. Roland Bunch, a leader in regenerative land management systems and the …

276. Evan Marks discusses the future of sustainable agriculture

August 26th, 2021

26:56

Dani talks with Evan Marks, a 20-year veteran of sustainable agriculture. Evan is the Founder and Executive Director of The Ecology Center, a 28-acre …

275. Claire Cummings Bogle discusses a new chef-driven app created to slash food waste

August 19th, 2021

31:17

Claire Cummings Bogle is an expert on food waste and serves as the Waste Programs Manager at Bon Appétit Management Company. She works with chefs, farmers, businesses and more to reduce waste and make the food system …

274. Rayan Kassem on the Food System's Impact on Climate Change

August 16th, 2021

30:05

Rayan Kassem is the West Asia Regional Director for Youth4Nature, an international, youth-led biodiversity and climate non-profit organization. He is also a youth leader with Act4Food Act4Change, a campaign calling for …

273. Kai Nortey discusses her plant-based ice cream company, kubé, and the company’s mission to address systemic racism in the food system.

August 12th, 2021

1:00:41

On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani talks with Kai Nortey about plant-based ice cream and her small business’s mission to build a more sustainable, equitable food system. Kai Nortey’s company, kubé, focuses on …

272. Ndidi Nwuneli Talks Changing Narratives Africa

August 9th, 2021

29:52

On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani speaks with Ndidi Nwuneli, an agribusiness entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in international development. They discuss Changing Narratives Africa, a new initiative …

271. Lana Weidgenant Discusses the Fight for Youth Representation in the Food System

August 5th, 2021

27:05

Lana Weidgenant is the Deputy Partnerships Director at Zero Hour, an international, youth-led climate justice organization. She is also a youth leader with Act4Food Act4Change, a campaign calling for businesses and …

270. Maureen Muketha discusses youth activism and campaigning for food system change

July 30th, 2021

30:31

Youth nutrition advocate and founder of Tule Vyema, Maureen Muketha is fighting to end malnutrition, hunger, and poverty in Kenya. Muketha is a youth …

269. Larissa Zimberoff on the Intersection of Food, Tech, and Business

June 29th, 2021

40:48

Larissa Zimberoff is a freelance journalist who covers the intersection of food, technology, and business. Dani speaks with Larissa about her new …

270. Putting Hunger Prevention Back on the Global Agenda

June 25th, 2021

36:54

Today on Food Talk, Dani talks to Máximo Torero, the Chief Economist of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). They discuss the importance of …

269. Peter Byck discusses his documentary filmmaking project Carbon Nation

June 22nd, 2021

40:24

On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani talks with Peter Byck about regenerative agriculture and filmmaking through his project, Carbon Nation. …

268. Ricky Silver of Daily Harvest on a Zero Waste Future

June 15th, 2021

31:25

Ricky Silver is the Chief Supply Chain Officer at Daily Harvest, a subscription-based startup that delivers nourishing, thoughtfully-sourced food. …

267. UN Food Summit 2021 UN Food Systems Champions Panel 7: Enriching and Diversifying Diets.

June 11th, 2021

58:49

In the seventh panel of a monthly series featuring 25+ members of the UN Food Systems Champions Network, Ruth Richardson and Danielle Nierenberg sit down with three UN Food Systems Champions to talk about creating …

266. Squashing Superbugs: Building Resilience in Livestock Production

June 8th, 2021

1:05:47

By 2050, experts predict that 10 million people will die of antibiotic-resistant infections—surpassing deaths from cancer. As the world continues to rebuild from the pandemic, it’s more critical than ever that we …

265. One Health: Food Safety for All. #WorldFoodSafetyDay.

June 7th, 2021

1:00:53

Food safety requires a holistic approach which recognizes the connection between the health of people, animals, plant, and the environment. Join us …

264. Bonnie McClafferty Discusses The Safety of Food Markets

June 4th, 2021

34:37

On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani talks with Bonnie McClafferty, who is head of food safety and director of the EatSafe nutrition program at the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition. The organization aims to …

263. Earlene Cruz discusses her organization Kitchen Connection, a platform for connecting global chefs with home cooks, and its new alliance with the United Nations ahead of the UN Food Systems Summit.

May 26th, 2021

28:55

On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani talks with Earlene Cruz about bringing stories of food insecurity and food culture to the forefront ahead …

262. Carey Gillam on her book The Monsanto Papers: Deadly Secrets, Corporation Corruption, and One Man’s Search for Justice.

May 21st, 2021

35:40

Dani talks with Carey Gillam, investigative journalist and author, who recently released her second book entitled The Monsanto Papers: Deadly Secrets, Corporation Corruption, and One Man’s Search for Justice. The book …

261. Podcast: UN Food Summit 2021 UN Food Systems Champions Panel 6: Create enabling environments for agroecology and regenerative approaches where investments can flourish and benefit all

May 20th, 2021

58:09

In the fourth panel of a monthly series featuring 25+ members of the UN Food Systems Champions Network, Ruth Richardson and Danielle Nierenberg sit down with three UN Food Systems Champions to talk about creating …

260. Matthew Wexler and Tesha Buss on Uncommonly Good recipes

May 14th, 2021

30:02

Matthew Wexler and Tesha Buss are the authors of the cookbook Uncommonly Good. Tesha is the owner of Good Commons, for which the book is named--a …

259. Michelle Wolf of New Wave Foods on Preserving Ocean Life With its Plant-Based Shrimp Alternative

May 11th, 2021

24:53

Michelle Wolf, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of New Wave Foods, talks about how the company hopes to preserve ocean life with its …

258. One Planet. One Health. Solutions for Sustainable Local Food Systems.

May 6th, 2021

59:50

A discussion about building solutions for more sustainable local food systems. Presented by Food Tank and the Danone Institute North America.

257. Investing in a More Resilient Food System – UN Food Systems Champions Network Panel Series

April 28th, 2021

58:54

In the fifth panel of a monthly series featuring 25+ members of the UN Food Systems Champions Network, Ruth Richardson and Danielle Nierenberg sit down with four UN Food Systems Champions to discuss funding a safer food …

256. African Chefs Mahlomola Thamae and Ozoz Sokoh discussing food culture, health & climate.

April 22nd, 2021

52:59

Happy Earth Day! All week Dani is taking us on a global culinary journey, interviewing Chefs from around the world, to discuss the intersection …

255. Chefs Sharon Bond-Hogg and Ori Shavit discussing food culture, health & climate.

April 21st, 2021

49:33

Every day this week as we countdown to EarthDay 2021 (which is tomorrow!) Dani is taking us on a global culinary journey, interviewing Chefs from …

254. Chefs Vincent Medina, Valerie Segrest, & Mariana Tejerina discussing food culture, health & climate.

April 20th, 2021

53:27

Join Food Tank president Danielle Nierenberg as she takes us on a global culinary journey, interviewing Chefs from around the world this week, to …

253. A Countdown to Earth Day 2021 Featuring Chefs From Across The Planet.

April 20th, 2021

53:32

Every day this week as we countdown to EarthDay 2021 — Dani is taking us on a global culinary journey, interviewing Chefs from around the world, to …

252. UN Food Summit 2021 UN Food Systems Champions Panel 4: Developing Sustainable Fiscal Policy for the Food System

April 7th, 2021

1:01:00

In the fourth panel of a monthly series featuring 25+ members of the UN Food Systems Champions Network, Ruth Richardson and Danielle Nierenberg sit down with three UN Food Systems Champions to talk about developing …

250. Pete Ritchie, Chantal Clement on transforming the food system through local movements

April 2nd, 2021

33:42

On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani talks with Pete Ritchie and Chantal Clément on the Glasgow Food and Farming Declaration, an international …

249. Raley's CEO Keith Knopf on Changing The Way We Eat

March 30th, 2021

43:47

Keith Knopf is President and CEO of Raley’s Family of Fine Stores, a chain of 126 grocery stores across northern California and Nevada. Raley’s leads a number of consumer health and sustainability initiatives, as well …

248. Soleil Ho and Justin Phillips of The San Francisco Chronicle’s Extra Spicy Podcast

March 25th, 2021

30:06

Dani talks with Soleil Ho and Justin Phillips, co-hosts of the podcast Extra Spicy. Soleil and Justin are writers for The San Francisco Chronicle who …

247. Sam Fulton of Nomad Foods on Sustainability, Frozen Food

March 23rd, 2021

31:06

Sam Fulton is the Group Corporate Affairs Director for Nomad Foods, Europe’s largest frozen foods company. She has more than 20 years of experience …

246. Kashi's Melanie Hall on Supporting Farms, Organic Crops

March 16th, 2021

37:45

Melanie Hall, Director of Brand Marketing at Kashi, talks about the company’s new keto cereal line and Kashi’s ongoing efforts to support farmers as they transition from conventional to organic crops.

While you’re …

245. UN Food System Champions Panel 3 - “The Hidden Costs of Food Systems”

March 12th, 2021

59:13

In the third panel of a monthly panel series featuring 25+ members of the UN Food Systems Champions Network, Ruth Richardson and Danielle Nierenberg sit down with four UN Food System Summit Champions to talk about …

244. Gero Leson: Honor Thy Label. Dr. Bronner's Unconventional Journey

March 9th, 2021

54:44

Danielle Nierenberg talks with Gero Leson about his new book, "Honor Thy Label. Dr. Bronner's Unconventional Journey to a Clean, Green, and Ethical Supply Chain."

While you’re listening, subscribe, rate, and review the …

243. Michael Moss on Hooked: Food, Free Will, & How the Food Giants Exploit Our Addiction

March 5th, 2021

53:51

Pulitzer Prize Winning journalist and author Michael Moss discusses his latest book Hooked: Food, Free Will, and How the Food Giants Exploit Our …

242. Miles and Brie Reiter of Driscoll's on Their Multi-Generational Business

March 2nd, 2021

1:10:34

Father and daughter Miles and Brie Reiter— fourth and fifth-generation growers at the global berry company Driscoll’s—discuss their family’s …

241. A Reckoning in Boston with James Rutenbeck and Kafi Dixon

February 28th, 2021

42:41

A special Food Tank Live discussion with "A Reckoning in Boston" director James Rutenbeck, along with Kafi Dixon of The Common Good Co-op.

While …

240. UN Food Systems Champions Panel 2

February 25th, 2021

1:00:47

In the second panel of a monthly panel series featuring 25+ members of the UN Food Systems Champions Network, Ruth Richardson and Danielle Nierenberg sit down with four UN Food System Summit Champions to talk about …

239. Tahz Walker Talks Community Resilience and Collective Power

February 24th, 2021

33:34

Dani talks with Tahz Walker, Program Manager for the Farmers of Color Network and Co-founder of Earthseed Land Collective. They talk about the ways …

238. Julie Kunen of Oatly on the intersections between food, culture, and the environment

February 23rd, 2021

34:34

Writer, conservationist, and the Director of Sustainability at Oatly North America Julie Kunen talks about the intersections between food, culture, …

237. Michael Hamm on Food Security, Sustainable Food Systems

February 21st, 2021

38:16

Dr. Michael Hamm is a C.S. Mott Professor of Sustainable Agriculture at Michigan State University, where he teaches and conducts research and …

236. Daisy Freund, Vice President of the ASPCA’s Farm Animal Welfare program

February 18th, 2021

28:23

Today on the podcast, Dani talks with Daisy Freund, Vice President of the ASPCA’s Farm Animal Welfare program, about a new survey of consumer …

235. Helena Norberg-Hodge Talks Indigenous Knowledge

February 12th, 2021

36:11

This week on the podcast, Dani sits down with Founder and Director of Local Futures. Helena Norberg-hodge. Listen as the two discuss topics surrounding indigenous knowledge, global economic systems, and alternatives to …

233. Food + Tech Panel Discussion: Strengthening Supply Chains to Build Trust and Improve Food Security

February 6th, 2021

54:49

For the rest of this week Food Tank alongside the ReFresh working group will be airing daily podcasts with panelists discussing “The Intersection of Food + Tech.”

Over the next five days we are featuring 20 speakers …

232. Food + Tech Panel Discussion: Protection and Accessibility: Ensuring the Fair Use of Data in the Food System

February 4th, 2021

57:31

For the rest of this week Food Tank alongside the ReFresh working group will be airing daily podcasts with panelists discussing “The Intersection of Food + Tech.”

Over the next five days we are featuring 20 speakers …

231. Food + Tech Panel Discussion: The Power of Connectivity: Broadband Expansion in Rural Communities

February 3rd, 2021

58:41

For the rest of this week Food Tank alongside the ReFresh working group will be airing daily podcasts with panelists discussing “The Intersection of Food + Tech.”

Over the next five days we are featuring 20 speakers …

230. Food + Tech Panel Discussion: Empowering Consumers Through Transparency.

February 2nd, 2021

56:01

For the rest of this week Food Tank alongside the ReFresh working group will be airing daily podcasts with panelists discussing “The Intersection of Food + Tech.”

Over the next five days we are featuring 20 speakers …

229. UN Food Systems Champions Discussing Power Imbalances in Food and Agriculture

February 1st, 2021

50:14

Food Tank has partnered with the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD), the Global Alliance on the Future of Food to interview 25+ …

228. Barron Segar on the Global Hunger Crisis

January 23rd, 2021

27:33

On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani talks with Barron Segar, World Food Program USA’s President and CEO. World Food Program USA (WFP USA) …

227. Tanya Fields Talks The Black Feminist Project

January 19th, 2021

42:38

On this week’s episode, Dani sits down with Tanya Fields, the Founder and Executive Director of the Black Feminist Project. Listen along as the two talk about inequalities of the food system and how it affects single …

226. Timothy Childs on Deploying Nutrition for Humanity

January 15th, 2021

41:34

This week on the podcast, Dani speaks with Timothy Childs, the founder of Treasure8, a food tech solutions company dedicated to deploying nutrition …

225. Paul Newnham on ending global hunger with the UN Sustainable Development Goals

January 8th, 2021

38:36

On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani talks with Paul Newnham, Director of the SDG2 Advocacy Hub. The Hub coordinates global campaigns to support …

224. Reflecting on 2020's Highs and Lows

January 1st, 2021

19:20

On today's episode, Dani looks back on the last 365 days and celebrates what our friends and allies were able to accomplish in an unprecedented year.

While you’re listening, subscribe, rate, and review the show; it …

223. Sunny Parr on Building a More Sustainable Food System

December 22nd, 2020

42:19

Sunny Parr, the Executive Director of Kroger, talks about the role retailers can play in building a more sustainable food system. She discusses …

222. Cornell-Led Nature Sustainability Expert Panel

December 21st, 2020

53:30

In this episode,  Dani talks with the authors of the new report on Socio-Technical Innovation Bundles for Agri-Food Systems Transformation led by Cornell University. Listen to Christopher Barret, Tim Benton, Jessica …

221. Rhonda Perry from the Missouri Rural Crisis Center Talks About the Importance of Family Farmers

December 18th, 2020

31:36

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” the Executive Director of the Missouri Rural Crisis Center (MRCC), Rhonda Perry, talks about the importance of family farmers and how they can create a more equitable and …

220. Rocky Dawuni on Using Music to Promote Social Change

December 13th, 2020

45:02

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Grammy-nominated artist, Rocky Dawuni, joins Danielle and talks about his work as a Global Ambassador for the United Nations (UN) and a Foundation Ambassador for the Global …

219. Tanya Steel on Growing the Next Generation of Culinary Leaders

December 11th, 2020

39:08

On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani talks with Tanya Steel, VP Strategic Development of Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP). C-CAP is …

218. Young Farmers Can Revitalize Rural Food Systems, Says Kathleen Merrigan

December 7th, 2020

29:36

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dr. Kathleen Merrigan, Director of the Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems at Arizona State University, talks about the importance of bringing young people into …

217. Stef de Haan on Agrobiodiversity and Diet Diversity Reshaping the Food System

December 6th, 2020

41:15

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Stef de Haan Ph.D., the Senior scientist on Andean Food Systems at the International Potato Center (CIP), talks about the relationship between agrobiodiversity and diet …

216. A Conversation With Asma Khan

December 2nd, 2020

38:50

Today’s conversation was recorded as part of the Resetting the Food System summit, cohosted by the Barilla Foundation and Food Tank, where more than thirty speakers shared inspiring insight on how to make the transition …

215. Dan Curtin on Carbon-Neutral Vegan Meat Alternatives

November 18th, 2020

47:09

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani Dan Curtin, President of Greenleaf Foods.

Dani and Dan talk about how Lightlife plans to achieve …

214. A Special Live Chat: What’s Next for Restaurants Post-COVID?

November 18th, 2020

1:28:09

Join these incredible leaders: Camilla Marcus, Naama Tamir, Chef JJ Johnson, Tom Colicchio, Andrew Rigie, and Salil Metah.

While you’re listening, …

213. Chase Sova on the Global Food Security, Resilience, and the Nobel Peace Prize

November 13th, 2020

26:24

In 2020, the World Food Programme received the Nobel Peace Prize. On "Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg" Dani speaks with Chase Sova, Senior Director of …

212. What Are the Implications of the Election Results on the Food Movement?

November 4th, 2020

1:01:11

Today, Danielle Nierenberg and Food Tank hosted a special interactive live chat to help make sense of the election results and discuss what it means …

211. Jeff Dunn on the Food Industry, Carrots, and Going Plant-Based

October 30th, 2020

44:46

On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani talks with Jeff Dunn, Bolthouse Farms Chairman and CEO. Bolthouse Farms, a leading carrot grower and …

210. How Can A Stronger Food System Reverse Climate Change?

October 23rd, 2020

26:14

Climate change is disrupting ecosystems and displacing communities. On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani talks about the latest in climate change news and hears from experts who say that we must aim to not just …

209. A Conversation With Chef José Andrés (World Central Kitchen)

October 22nd, 2020

15:28

On this week’s episodes, we’ll be sharing interviews that were presented on World Food Day as part of the Smithsonian's Food History Weekend, "Food …

208. A Conversation With Leah Penniman (Author, Farming While Black)

October 21st, 2020

29:56

On this week’s episodes, we’ll be sharing interviews that were presented on World Food Day as part of the Smithsonian's Food History Weekend, "Food …

207. Honoring Indigenous Food Ways With A-dae Romero-Briones

October 13th, 2020

33:06

On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani talks with First Nations Development Institute’s A-dae Romero-Briones, the Director of Programs - Native …

206. How Writers and Journalists Shape the Food System

October 9th, 2020

31:26
On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani discusses the important works that journalists and scholars are publishing about the food system. Tom …

205. Dan Ahdoot Talks Food and the Stories it Tells

October 1st, 2020

30:01

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani interviews comedian, actor, writer, and podcast host Dan Ahdoot

Dani and Dan talk about Dan’s podcast, Green Eggs and Dan, their relationships with food, and what the …

204. Food Waste Is a Solvable Problem

September 28th, 2020

25:00

In 2019 the United Nations General Assembly designated September 29 as the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste. On "Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg," Dani discusses the challenges to reducing food waste …

203. Farm Workers Are Facing Two Crises as Wildfires Burn in the West

September 21st, 2020

26:03

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise around the country, wildfires in the western United States are compounding problems for the region’s farm workers.

“Whether it’s climate change, whether it’s farm worker poverty, …

202. Marion Nestle Discusses Her New Book and the Current State of Food Politics

September 18th, 2020

45:54

On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani talks with Dr. Marion Nestle about her new book Let’s Ask Marion: What You Need to Know about the Politics …

201. A Conversation with Michael Pollan: The Omnivore’s Dilemma in 2020.

September 9th, 2020

1:16:41

Dani moderates a conversation with Best-Selling Author Michael Pollan, Niman Ranch's Paul Willis, and Tanka Bar’s Dawn Sherman. They discuss how we …

200. Suzanne Adely, Sonia Singh Discuss Food Workers’ Rights

September 8th, 2020

37:51

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Food Chain Worker Alliance Co-Directors Suzanne Adely and Sonia Singh discuss how institutions are failing to protect food workers during COVID-19. They also discuss how the …

199. Why Are Women Still Left Out of the Conversation?

September 4th, 2020

25:00

On "Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg," Dani discusses a new report on the growing hunger crisis and gender inequality. Then hear from Maureen Muketha …

198. How Educators are Continuing to Support Student Wellness

August 28th, 2020

27:13

On "Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg," Dani talks about the teachers who are working to ensure that their students remain healthy and engaged while they're home. Hear from New York City educators Stephen Ritz of the Green …

196. What does better food policy look like?

August 21st, 2020

21:12
Today on "Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg," Dani talks about food and agriculture policy and its impact on climate change, food insecurity, and food …

195. Ted Nordhaus of The Breakthrough Institute on How Tech and Intensification Can Save Agriculture

August 19th, 2020

33:26

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani is joined by Ted Nordhaus, founder and executive director of The Breakthrough Institute, an …

The Youth

August 14th, 2020

20:01

On today's episode, Dani focuses her spotlight on some of the young people who are shaping our food future, as well as the ways our current pandemic is impacting our children's access to food. 

192. Helga Garza Talks Latinx Farmers and Agricultural Cooperatives

July 30th, 2020

42:27

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani interviews Helga Garza,  Director of Agri-Cultura Network. Dani and Helga talk about how small farms …

191. Tom Colicchio on the Fight to Save Independent Restaurants, Irving Fain on Vertical Farming to Create a Sustainable and Safe Food

July 27th, 2020

56:35

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” restaurateur and celebrity chef Tom Colicchio talks about the Independent Restaurant Coalition’s (IRC) …

190. Jeff Huckaby and Laura Batcha on Organic Farming.

July 24th, 2020

40:21

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani interviews Jeff Huckaby, President of Grimmway Farms and recently awarded Organic Farmer of the Year, and Laura Batcha, CEO and Executive Director of the Organic Trade …

189. Teresa Romero discusses justice for farm workers

July 22nd, 2020

28:31

President of the largest farmworker labor union in the United States, United Farm Workers, Teresa Romero, talks advocacy, fair wages, and implications of COVID-19 on farm workers.

While you’re listening, subscribe, …

188. Dr. William Dietz on the Epidemic of Obesity, Venkatesh Mannar on the 2020 Global Nutrition Report

July 17th, 2020

1:12:24

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani interviews Dr. William Dietz, one of the world’s leading experts on obesity. They discuss why effectively tackling obesity is taking so long and what we can do to slow the …

187. Barton Seaver on Sustainable Seafood and Dennis Bagneris on Liberty’s Kitchen in New Orleans, LA

July 16th, 2020

1:08:03

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani interviews Barton Seaver, a chef, author, educator, and leading expert on seafood literacy and sustainable seafood. Then she talks with Dennis Bagneris, CEO of Liberty’s …

186. James Rogers and Lauren Baker on Turning Big Ideas into Food System Realities

July 14th, 2020

1:03:52

Today on Food Talk With Dani Nierenberg, James Rogers, the founder of Apeel Sciences, talks with Dani about how Apeel uses plant-based materials to extend the shelf life of produce and reduce food waste. Rogers, who has …

185. Alex Morgan on the Rainforest Alliance’s Innovative 2020 Certification Program

July 10th, 2020

36:04

On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani talks with Alex Morgan, Chief Markets Officer of Rainforest Alliance. They discuss the potential impacts of the Rainforest Alliance’s 2020 Certification Program and how it can …

184. Didier Toubia on Cultivated Meat and Paula Daniels on Good Food Purchasing Policies

July 9th, 2020

1:08:52

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani interviews Didier Toubia, Co-Founder and CEO of Aleph Farms. Then, she talks with Paula Daniels, …

183. GT Dave Discusses Preserving the Integrity of Kombucha

July 8th, 2020

39:46

Founder of GT’s Living Foods, GT Dave, talks about the rise of kombucha and the future of the industry.

While you’re listening, subscribe, rate, and …

182. Dr. Rattan Lal on Soil-Centric Approach to Food Security and Climate Change

July 3rd, 2020

43:26

On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg”, Dani talks with Dr. Rattan Lal, a world renowned soil scientist and recipient of the 2020 World Food Prize, whose decades of research have changed the way we think about and utilize …

181. Kari Hamerschlag on Advocating for Worker Protections and Healthier Climate-Friendly Food.

July 2nd, 2020

40:18

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani interviews Kari Hamerschlag, Deputy Director of the Food and Agriculture Program at Friends of the …

180. Ricardo Salvador talks Science Advocacy

July 1st, 2020

36:25

Ricardo Salvador, Director of the Food and Environment program at the Union of Concerned Scientists joins the podcast to talk about experience with …

179. Rowen White Talks Indigenous Seed Sovereignty, and Viraj Puri Says Urban Greenhouses Can Transform Produce

June 30th, 2020

1:09:24

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani is joined by Rowen White, the director and founder of organic seed cooperative Sierra Seeds. White is a seed keeper from the Mohawk community of Akwesasne and is an …

178. Birgit Cameron and Kurt Beardslee Talk Recent Executive Order and the Fight to Restore Wild Fish Populations

June 27th, 2020

41:36

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Managing Director of Patagonia Provisions, Birgit Cameron talks about Patagonia’s recent film “Artifishal.” Cameron also shares how Patagonia’s partnerships are working to …

177. Dr. Felix Kwame Yeboah on Youth-Powered Agricultural Development

June 26th, 2020

43:43

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani interviews Dr. Felix Kwame Yeboah, social science researcher and professor of international development at Michigan State University. They discuss Yeboah’s recent work at …

176. Curt Ellis on FoodCorps and Food and Nutrition Education and Rebecca Eyre on Equity in Eating Disorder Treatment

June 25th, 2020

1:12:09

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani interviews Rebecca Eyre, CEO of Project HEAL and Curt Ellis, Co-Founder and CEO of FoodCorps.

Dani and Curt discuss how FoodCorps service members lead hands-on food and …

175. Carlotta Mast on the Natural Products Industry and Russell Diez-Canseco talks Conscious Capitalism

June 24th, 2020

1:06:23

Today on Food Talk, Carlotta Mast joins Dani to talk about her role as VP of Content and the Market Leader for the New Hope Network and how the …

174. Emily Broad Leib and Doug O’Brien Talk International Food Donation, and Chef Pierre Thiam Calls for Fonio on American Tables

June 23rd, 2020

1:06:08

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani is joined by Emily Broad Leib, the director of the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic, and Doug …

173. Olivier De Schutter on Democratic Food Policy Reform

June 22nd, 2020

47:33

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani interviews Olivier De Schutter, former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food and current Co-Chair for the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems. …

172. Dr. Jack Kittinger on Small-Scale Fisheries

June 21st, 2020

39:53

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani interviews Dr. Jack Kittinger, Senior Director of the Blue Production Program at Conservation International’s Center for Oceans He is also a Professor of Practice in …

Bringing Agrobiodiversity to Your Dinner Table: Ann Thrupp and Douglas Gayeton

June 20th, 2020

36:05

We at Food Tank want to share with you a special limited series of conversations on the important topic of agrobiodiversity, created in partnership with Food Tank and FACT - the Food Agrobiodiversity, Clarity, and …

171. Baldemar Velasquez on Amplifying the Voices of Migrant Farmworkers

June 17th, 2020

40:03

Baldemar Velasquez, Founder and President of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, joins the podcast to discuss labor unions, farmworkers’ rights, and advocating for change.

While you’re listening, subscribe, rate, and …

170. Labor Leader Marc Perrone Explains Why Food Workers Are Still at Risk for COVID-19

June 16th, 2020

49:14

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani is joined by Marc Perrone, the international president of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW). Perrone has been a labor leader for more than …

Bringing Agrobiodiversity to Your Dinner Table: Stefano Padulosi

June 14th, 2020

35:22

We at Food Tank want to share with you a special limited series of conversations on the important topic of agrobiodiversity, created in partnership with Food Tank and FACT - the Food Agrobiodiversity, Clarity, and …

169. Sara Roversi Talk Future Food Institute and Food Technology

June 13th, 2020

33:46

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” the founder of Future Food Institute Sara Roversi talks about the Future Food Institute’s usage of …

168. Amy Senter on Leading Corporate Sustainability Strategy and Karen Lehman on Effective Ways to Fund Local Food Systems

June 12th, 2020

1:00:38

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani interviews Amy Senter, Chief Sustainability Officer for multinational food corporation, Kellogg. They …

167. Chef Marc Murphy on the Restaurant Industry and Finding New Opportunities

June 10th, 2020

43:58

Chef Marc Murphy joins the podcast to talk about his culinary style, advocacy in the food system, the future of the restaurant industry, and exciting …

166. On World Oceans Day, Mark Zimring and Niaz Dorry Talk About Building Sustainable Fisheries of All Sizes

June 9th, 2020

58:13

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” in honor of World Oceans Day, Dani is joined by two expert advocates for more sustainable fishing practices and better conservation of our oceans’ resources.

Mark Zimring …

165. Emily Simoness Talks the Intersection of Food and the Arts, Feeding Food-Insecure Families

June 6th, 2020

49:42

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Founder and Executive Director of SPACE on Ryder Farm, Emily Simoness, talks about SPACE’s intentions to support food-insecure families, the intersection of the food system and …

164. Marc Oshima on Innovations in Urban Vertical Farming and Frida Herrera-Endinjok on Nutrition Justice

June 5th, 2020

1:09:26

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani interviews Marc Oshima, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer for AeroFarms, a technology company …

163. Nancy Roman on Fresh Food Distribution and Promoting Healthy Eating Among Children

June 4th, 2020

37:42

Dani and Nancy Roman, CEO and President of Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) discuss PHA’s new food distribution initiative, the importance of healthy eating among children, and the ways that industry leaders in …

162. Panera’s Sara Burnett and Farmer Ron Mardesen on Building Healthy, Humane Supply Chains

June 2nd, 2020

45:16

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani is joined by Sara Burnett, the vice president for wellness and food policy at Panera, and Ron …

161. Devon Klatell, Dr. Katie Wilson Talk the Role of Philanthropy, School Lunches, and Access to Healthy Food

May 30th, 2020

42:18

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Devon Klatell, Managing Director of Food Initiative at The Rockefeller Foundation and Dr. Katie Wilson, …

160. New on the Podcast: Marcus Benedetti on the Future of Dairy Farming and Robert Jones on Sustainable Aquaculture

May 29th, 2020

1:09:55

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani interviews Robert Jones, Global Lead for The Nature Conservancy’s Aquaculture Program and Marcus …

159. Colby Duren Talks Indigenous Food and Agriculture Policy

May 28th, 2020

45:56

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani interviews Colby Duren, Director of the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative.

Dani and Colby …

158. Chris Barrett Discusses the Ways Research Can Inform Agricultural Policy

May 27th, 2020

40:04

Chris Barrett, professor at Cornell University, discusses his how his economic research can help reduce malnutrition and poverty.

While you’re …

157 - Lawrence Haddad on Promoting Nutritious Foods, Josef Schmidhuber on Agricultural Economics

May 25th, 2020

1:01:52

On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani talks with Lawrence Haddad, the Executive Director of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN). GAIN works with governments, nonprofit organizations, and businesses to …

156: Rose Hayden-Smith on the Recent Rise in Home Gardening

May 22nd, 2020

38:27

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani speaks with Rose Hayden-Smith Emeritus University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources …

155. Dr. Maureen Miruka Discusses Women and Agriculture and Roger Thurow Talks Global Food Insecurity Amid American Abundance

May 21st, 2020

1:28:32

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani interviews Dr. Maureen Miruka, Director for Gender, Youth & Livelihoods at CARE USA and Roger Thurow, Senior Fellow at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

Dani and …

154. Tony Hillery Discusses Food Justice and Chandani Punia Talks About the Connection Between Hunger and Education

May 20th, 2020

1:10:03

On Food Talk today: Tony Hillery of Harlem Grown talks about the importance of understanding food justice at a young age; Chandani Punia of Akshaya Patra discusses the connection between hunger, education, and inclusive …

153. Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian On Creating Healthier American Diets and Nutrition Programs

May 19th, 2020

29:53

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani is joined by Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, a cardiologist, professor, and the dean of the Tufts University …

152. Rob Larew Talks Corporate Consolidation in the Food System

May 18th, 2020

34:26

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani speaks with the president of the National Farmers Union (NFU), Rob Larew. They discuss the importance of rebuilding rural communities that support farmers, ranchers, and …

151. LaDonna Sanders-Redmond on the Importance of Co-ops

May 16th, 2020

40:04

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Director of Soul Food Monologues LaDonna Sanders-Redmond talks about co-ops’ role in the food system. …

150. Patrick Holden on Sustainable Agriculture

May 15th, 2020

52:51

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani interviews Patrick Holden of the Sustainable Food Trust. They discuss recent trends in the …

149. Lauren Cox and Jeff Moyer Talk Organic Food and Agriculture

May 14th, 2020

1:03:16

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani interviews Lauren Cox, Organic Procurement at GA Organics and Jeff Moyer, CEO of the Rodale Institute.

Dani and Lauren discuss how GA Organics has helped launch Food Fight …

148. John Piotti discusses a farmers’ relief fund and Ruben Echeverria talks global food policy

May 13th, 2020

1:08:25

John Piotti of the American Farmland Trust joins the podcast to discuss efforts to help small farmers and the environment, and Ruben Echeverria with …

147. Local Food Leaders Gwen Kokes and Lori Cochran-Dougall Share How to Boost Access to Fresh Crops

May 12th, 2020

57:53

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani speaks with two leaders in their cities' local food systems.

First, Dani is joined by Gwen Kokes, the Food and Farm Manager at Civic Works, who leads the Baltimore …

146. Frances Moore Lappe on using living democracy to build a sustainable food system

May 9th, 2020

51:30

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani interviews author Frances Moore Lappe, co-founder of Small Planet Institute, a nonprofit organization …

145. Stephen Ritz on urban farming and food access in the Bronx

May 8th, 2020

31:01

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani interviews Stephen Ritz, South Bronx Educator and Founder of Green Bronx Machine. They discuss food security in New York City and how his organization is moving forward …

144. Nate Mook, CEO of World Central Kitchen Talks #ChefsForAmerica

May 7th, 2020

37:26

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani interviews Nate Mook, CEO of World Central Kitchen. Dani and Nate Mook discuss how World Central Kitchen is mobilizing restaurants across the United States to serve …

143. Chefs Amy Sins and Erik Bruner-Yang on food and community relief efforts

May 6th, 2020

58:52

Today on “Food Talk”, Louisiana chef, Amy Sins, discusses work with Second Harvest Food Bank and the food culture in Louisiana. Washington, D.C. chef …

142. Maureen Muketha Discusses Tule Vyema’s Efforts to Boost Food Security in Kenya with Sack Farming

May 5th, 2020

36:45

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani is joined by Maureen Muketha, a nutritionist in Kenya and the founder of the food security …

141. Kellee James and Victor Friedberg on how we can use agriculture technology to assist food and agriculture businesses during COVID-19.

May 2nd, 2020

1:12:32

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani interviews Mercaris CEO Kellee James and Victor Friedberg, founder of FoodShot Global. They discuss …

140. Entrepreneur Rachel Krupa on supporting sustainable businesses

May 1st, 2020

32:03

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani interviews entrepreneur Rachel Krupa, Founder of The Goods Mart, a convenience store focused on making sustainable products accessible to all. They discuss how COVID-19 is …

139. Kristen Suokko Talks Small Farms, COVID-19

April 30th, 2020

31:46

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani interviews Kristen Suokko, Executive Director of Local Food Hub.

They discuss the impact the impact COVID-19 is having on small farms in Virginia. Suokko shares how Local …

138. Sean Pessarra on sustainable farming and Ben Lilliston on pro small-scale farming policy during COVID-19

April 29th, 2020

59:24

Sean Pessarra, of Heifer Ranch, and Ben Lilliston, of the Institute of Agriculture and Trade Policy, talk with Dani about the impact of coronavirus …

137. Nate Kleinman and Albie Miles on Community Food Sovereignty During COVID-19

April 28th, 2020

57:36

What do community food systems look like during COVID-19? 

On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani talks with Nate Kleinman, an activist and farmer who co-founded the Experimental Farming Network (EFN). EFN allows …

136. Eric Adams and Vimlendra Sharan Talk Food Policy Response, COVID-19

April 25th, 2020

1:10:27

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani interviews Eric Adams, President of Brooklyn Borough in N.Y.C., and Vimlendra Sharan, Director of the FAO Liaison Office for North America. They discuss how the pandemic …

135. Cummins talks Green New Deal, Regenerative Agriculture, COVID-19

April 24th, 2020

32:17

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani interviews activists Ronnie Cummins, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Organic Consumers Association. They discuss how a Green New Deal with incentives for …

134. Jeff Gordinier and Leah Lizarondo Talk About How Restaurants Will Survive and Food Recovery

April 23rd, 2020

59:14

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani interviews Jeff Gordinier, the Food and Drink editor at Esquire about whether independent restaurants can survive COVID-19 and how large food chains are getting more …

133. Pekka Pesonen and Daniel Katz Talk Supporting Farmers During COVID-19

April 22nd, 2020

1:03:18

Pekka Pesonen, Secretary General of Copa-Cogeca, and Daniel Katz, Vice President of Environment programs at the Overbrook Foundation talk about how their companies can help support farmers and discuss philanthropy …

132. Fabrice De Clerck and Amy Wu on Innovating a Better Food System

April 21st, 2020

56:06

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani interviews Fabrice De Clerck, the science director at EAT, about how eating within the planet’s limits can help save the global food system. Later, she interviews Amy Wu, …

131. Maximo Torero Discusses Food Security and COVID-19

April 18th, 2020

30:44

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani interviews Maximo Torero, Chief Economist at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United …

130. Dan Barber and Luke Saunders on Keeping the Farm-to-Community Connection During COVID-19

April 17th, 2020

57:43

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani interviews Dan Barber, Executive Chef and Co-Founder of Blue Hill at Stone Barns, and Luke Saunders, Founder and CEO of Farmer’s Fridge. They discuss how the pandemic is …

129. Marc Zornes, Devin De Wulfe Talk Food Waste, Food Delivery, COVID-19

April 16th, 2020

48:23

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani interviews Marc Zornes, Co-founder and CEO of Winnow and Devin De Wulfe, Co-founder of Feed the Front …

128. Christina Ferzli and Britt Lundgren talk sustainable food business and COVID-19

April 15th, 2020

49:09

Christina Ferzli, Director of Corporate Global Affairs at Ocean Spray, and Britt Lundgren, Director of Organic and Sustainable Agriculture at …

127. Dan Glickman Talks Food Security, Diet, and COVID-19

April 14th, 2020

25:29

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” former Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman talks about how our diets can help flatten the curve of …

126. Kathleen Finlay Discusses Regional Farming, COVID-19

April 11th, 2020

25:52

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani interviews Kathleen Finlay, President of the Glynwood Center for Regional Food and Farming. They discuss regional farming, community resilience, and the challenges …

125. Jim Perdue, Tom McDougall Talk Supply Chain, COVID-19

April 10th, 2020

1:03:55

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani interviews Jim Perdue, Chairman and Advertising Spokesman of Perdue Farms and Tom McDougall, Founder and CEO of 4P Foods. They discuss the importance of focusing on …

124. Louisa Burwood-Taylor on Food Technology During COVID-19

April 8th, 2020

22:32

Dani Nierenberg talks with Louisa Burwood-Taylor, Head of Media & Research for AgFunder and chief editor of their news site AFN.

While you’re …

123. Eleanor Kuntz Talks Cannabis Appellations, Herbalism

April 4th, 2020

26:51

Dani Nierenberg talks with Eleanor Kuntz, co-founder and CEO of LeafWorks Inc, to discuss how they want to help customers identify the cannabis they are buying.

While you’re listening, subscribe, rate, and review the …

122. Dr. Mark Hyman Talks Functional Medicine, COVID-19

April 3rd, 2020

31:10

Dani Nierenberg talks with Dr. Mark Hyman, Director, Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, to discuss the steps needed to stop the spread of COVID-19.

While you’re listening, subscribe, rate, and review the …

121. Fatema Sumar Talks Oxfam America’s Response to COVID-19

April 2nd, 2020

30:50

Dani Nierenberg talks with Fatema Sumar, Vice President of Global Programs at Oxfam America, about the actions they are taking to fight COVID-19 globally.

While you’re listening, subscribe, rate, and review the show; it …

120. Mike Curtin Talks DC Central Kitchen, COVID-19

April 1st, 2020

31:50

Dani Nierenberg talks with Mike Curtin, CEO of DC Central Kitchen, to discuss their efforts to combat hunger and poverty in the face of COVID-19.

119. Holly Rippon-Butler Talks Young Farmers, COVID-19

April 1st, 2020

30:45

Dani Nierenberg talks with Holly Rippon-Butler, Land Access Program Director at the National Young Farmers Coalition, about what we need to do to …

118. Purdue University’s Jayson Lusk Discusses The Economics of COVID-19

April 1st, 2020

27:05

Dani Nierenberg talks with Dr. Jayson Lusk, the head of the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University.    While you’re listening, …

117. Garry Michael Talks Fresh Food Delivery, COVID-19

April 1st, 2020

30:33

Dani Nierenberg talks with Garry Michael, Co-Founder and CEO of Farm2Me, a food e-delivery service that specializes in local food, about how fresh food delivery is more important than ever in the face of COVID-19.

While …

116. Jenique Jones From City Harvest Talks COVID-19 Impact

March 31st, 2020

25:00

Dani Nierenberg talks with Jenique Jones, Senior Director of Program Operations at City Harvest, a food rescue organization based in New York. They discuss City Harvest’s efforts to get excess food to the needy, and the …

115. Caesaré Assad On The Food System, COVID-19

March 31st, 2020

28:15

Dani Nierenberg talks with Caesaré Assad, CEO of Food System 6 (FS6), about the solutions that FS6 and other accelerators are creating to support …

114. Liz Neumark Talks Teaching Healthy Habits to Kids, COVID-19

March 30th, 2020

29:02

Dani Nierenberg talks with Liz Neumark, Founder and CEO of Great Performances and Founder and Board Member of The Sylvia Center, about the impact of COVID-19 on the catering industry. They also discuss helping children …

113. Saru Jayaraman Talks Fair Wages, COVID-19

March 29th, 2020

27:09

Dani Nierenberg talks with Saru Jayaraman, President of One Fair Wage and Director of the Food Labor Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley about the possible catastrophic effects that COVID-19 may …

112. Regina Anderson Talks Food Recovery Network, COVID-19

March 29th, 2020

28:15

Dani Nierenberg talks with Regina Anderson, Executive Director of the Food Recovery Network, about the surplus food problem that the COVID-19 pandemic will create.

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111. Katherine Miller from the James Beard Foundation Talks COVID-19, the impact on restaurants, the future of food

March 28th, 2020

24:54

Dani Nierenberg talks with Katherine Miller, Vice President of Impact at the James Beard Foundation and founding executive director of the Chef Action Network, about COVID-19’s impact on the restaurant industry. While …

110. Mark Ritchie Talks Global Minnesota, COVID-19, and Expo 2027

March 26th, 2020

28:04

Dani Nierenberg talks with Mark Ritchie, President of Global Minnesota, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that connects individuals, organizations and communities to the world. They discuss Ritchie’s bid to host the …

109. Emily Broad Leib talks Food Law and COVID-19

March 26th, 2020

24:25

Dani Nierenberg talks with Emily Broad Leib, Clinical Professor at Harvard Law School & Director of Harvard Law School's Food Law & Policy …

108. Mill City Farmers Markets Innovates Around COVID-19

March 25th, 2020

20:01

Dani Nierenberg Talks with Martha Archer, executive director of Mill City Farmers Markets, about supporting local farmers during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the concept of physical distancing versus social distancing.

107. Chef Steven Satterfield And Miller Union Respond to COVID-19

March 25th, 2020

23:39

Dani Nierenberg Talks with James Beard award winning chef Steven Satterfield, executive chef and co-owner of Miller Union, about how the restaurant industry is handling the COVID-19 pandemic.

While you’re listening, …

106. School Lunches Are As Important As Ever, Says Fleishman

March 24th, 2020

34:28

Dani Nierenberg Talks with Mara Fleishman, CEO of the Chef Ann Foundation, about the vital need to feed food insecure children during school closures.

105. Gene Baur Talks Farm Animals In Crisis

March 24th, 2020

25:02

Dani Nierenberg Talks with Gene Baur, President and Co-Founder of Farm Sanctuary, about plant based proteins and how factory farms can lead to disease.

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104. Bob Martin Talks About Citizen Eaters and COVID-19

March 22nd, 2020

36:24

Dani Nierenberg Talks with Bob Martin, Director of Food Systems Policy, at the Johns Hopkins Center For a Liveable Future, about the origin of …

103. Joi Chevalier from the Cook’s Nook talks about how COVID-19 is impacting food start ups

March 21st, 2020

28:06

Dani Nierenberg Talks with Joi Chevalier, Founder and CEO of The Cook’s Nook, about how COVID-19 is impacting food start ups.

While you’re listening, …

102. We Must Meet The Needs Of Those Most Affected By COVID-19, Says Kimbal & Christiana Musk

March 20th, 2020

33:15

Dani Nierenberg talks with Kimbal and Christiana Musk about the importance of feeding food insecure children while schools are closed. 

101. Food Workers Are On The Front Line In The Fight Against COVID-19, Says Patel


March 19th, 2020

30:24

Dani Nierenberg talks with Raj Patel, Research Professor in the Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, about the …

100. Being Healthy Isn’t a Fad (especially in the face of COVID-19), says Katz

March 16th, 2020

40:12

Dani Nierenberg talks with Dr. David L. Katz, founding director of Yale University’s Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, about eating healthy by staying away from diet fads. He also touches on COVID-19, and gives …

99. Helping Local Farmers in Madagascar Create Sustainable (And Profitable) Businesses

March 11th, 2020

30:10

Dani Nieremberg chats with Tim McCollum, founder and CEO of Beyond Good, an organic chocolate company that exclusively sources cacao from local …

98. Accelerating the Local Food Industry

March 6th, 2020

25:32

Journalist Dawn Reiss and Jim Slama, founder and CEO of Chicago non-profit FamilyFarmed and co-founder of Naturally Chicago discuss the importance of buying local and funding local food startups.

While you’re listening, …

97. The Impact of Food on Economic Development

March 4th, 2020

22:02

Dalton Barker of Crain’s Chicago Business and Walter Burnett Jr, Alderman of Chicago’s 27th Ward discuss the effect of expensive but high quality restaurants opening in previously underserved neighborhoods.

While …

96. Supporting Organic Farms at the Market and the Bank

February 28th, 2020

19:50

Raya Carr, Events Coordinator and Shepherdess at Mint Creek Farms, shares new ways that we as consumers and investors can support local organic farmers, and those who want to start their own farms.

While you’re …

95. Collective power can help us buy better food, says Jose Oliva

February 26th, 2020

24:49
Jose Oliva, campaign director of HEAL Food Alliance, talks about the power of collective procurement and the high cost of cheap food. 

While you’re …

94. Hungry Explores Rene Redzepi’s Intoxicating Delight for Innovative Flavors

February 21st, 2020

19:23

Jeff Gordinier talks about his experience following Rene Redzepi, chef of Noma, in his new book Hungry: exploring culinary innovation, personal …

93. Young People Are the Future of Innovative Agriculture, Says Musk

February 19th, 2020

20:46

Kimbal Musk tells Gabriella Gershenson of the Wall Street Journal about creating opportunities for young people in farming—and disrupting current …

92. Regeneratively Grown and Biodiverse Ingredients Should Be For Everyone, Says Erik Oberholtzer

February 14th, 2020

33:18

Tender Greens co-founder and CEO Erik Oberholtzer wants chefs to feel guided by regenerative farmers—and source locally and regionally unique …

91. Sustainable Wine Starts Irrigation Free At Dry Farm Wines

February 12th, 2020

32:19

Todd White wants consumers to know exactly what is in their next bottle of wine—and how Dry Farm Wines is curating wines unlike the industry standard.

While you’re listening, subscribe, rate, and review the show; it …

90. Food News Is Changing and Inspiring Action

February 7th, 2020

21:23

Lucy Biggers of NowThis News and Amelia Nierenberg of the New York Times join Dani to talk about the challenges of food news—making connections …

89. Creating Sustainable Cold-Brew Brings Tech to Coffee-Producing Communities

February 5th, 2020

14:21

Amelia Nierenberg of the New York Times hosts Matt Swenson, Director of Coffee at Chameleon Cold-Brew, to talk about the tech, standards, and youth …

88. “From Scratch” Wants to Show Everyone The Faces Behind Their Food

February 3rd, 2020

19:50

David Moscow talks about his adventures sourcing ingredients in his new show “From Scratch”—from slaughtering cows to spear-hunting an octopus.

Read our favorite highlights of this episode as you listen HERE.

While …

87. Snacking for Well-Being with Mondelēz’s Chris McGrath

January 22nd, 2020

23:06

A new definition of well-being is changing the way Mondelēz approaches snacking, with more humility about their portion sizes, ethical sourcing, and …

86. The Wisdom of Indigenous Foodways

January 20th, 2020

30:56

Kathleen Merrigan, Executive Director of the Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems at Arizona State University, talks about ASU and Food Tank's Summit on the wisdom of indigenous food ways. She highlights the …

85. We Need More Biodiversity in Our Food System

January 17th, 2020

30:33

Ann Tutwiler commends the women who use biodiversity as a powerful tool for global nutrition, soil enrichment, water quality, and climate adaptation.

84. Food System Vision Prize Pushes for Solutions—and Hope

January 15th, 2020

31:44

The Food System Vision Prize is an opportunity to cut through dystopian depictions of the future and create a positive vision for local food system change, says Roy Steiner, Senior Vice President for the Food Initiative …

83. From Sea to Site: Tracking Sustainable Fish for Consumers Nationwide

January 10th, 2020

35:26

Mike Spindler of FultonFishMarket.com talks about the key to sustainable, fresh seafood and the importance of technology for the future of fish.

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82. We’re Too Close to the Edge of Planetary Boundaries, Says Walter Willett

January 8th, 2020

25:20

Alex Sammon of The New Republic and Walter Willett of EAT Lancet and Harvard host an inter-generational conversation about transforming diets to protect the planet’s boundaries.

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81. Integrating Sustainability Into Supply Chains—It Takes Data

January 3rd, 2020

34:53

Tina May of Land O’Lakes and Dan Sonke of the Campbell Soup Company talk about the Truterra Insights Engine—a data source for all farmers and sustainability leaders alike.

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80. Food: Cause—And Cure—For Health and Environment, Says Dr. Hyman

January 1st, 2020

22:22

Dr. Mark Hyman tells Lucy Biggers of NowThis about the food choices that are harming biodiversity, depleting water sources, and ramping up climate change—and offers food choices for a more sustainable world.

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79. Philanthropy for a Better Food Future

December 25th, 2019

14:00

Devon Klatell of the Rockefeller Foundation talks about the important role philanthropic organizations play in the food systems: not only funding …

78. Break Economic and Nutrition Policy Out of Their Silos For Real Change

December 20th, 2019

20:37

Dr. Sara Bleich of the Harvard Chan School of Public Health sits down with Sarah Blackburn of Edible Boston to talk about the key to effective …

77. Everything Is Relational in Food Allyship, Says Denisa Livingston

December 18th, 2019

18:42

Denisa Livingston of the Diné Community Advocacy Alliance talks about struggles and successes in the Navajo community—and how others can be good allies.

Read our favorite highlights of this episode as you listen HERE.

76. Being A Democracy Activist Is Part of Food Work

December 13th, 2019

27:34

Frances Moore Lappé discovers why hunger exists: because agribusiness dollars are fueling politics. 

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75. How to Fix Food: Fix Everything Else, Says Bittman

December 11th, 2019

20:53

Mark Bittman, author of the book How to Cook Everything and editor-in-chief of Heated, sits down with Bloomberg journalist Deena Shanker to talk about the key to making good, affordable food—without abusing the …

74. A New Era for Whole Foods: Going Beyond Organic

December 6th, 2019

17:00

Beth Kowitt of Fortune and A.C. Gallo of Whole Foods discuss Whole Foods’ evolution from organic food supplier to a leader in fair trade, …

73. Dairy and Plant-Based: Not a Zero-Sum Game at Clover Sonoma

November 30th, 2019

1:25:42

At Clover Sonoma, Danielle sits down with experts in the dairy and plant-based industries not to debate the future of milk, but to collaborate on …

72. Jacob Pechenik on Giving People Power Through Produce

August 27th, 2019

35:28

Hollywood producer Jacob Pechenik and his wife, actress Zooey Deschanel, started The Farm Project and Lettuce Grow to bring people closer to …

71. Defining the Line: Good, Bad, and Neutral Food Tech

August 16th, 2019

1:00:48

Food isn’t immune from technology’s influence as AI and Big Data create new opportunities for innovation. At Food Tank’s second monthly conversation …

70. Partnerships to End Eating Disorders at Project HEAL

August 13th, 2019

33:14

Project HEAL Co-founder and CEO Kristina Saffran talks about the key to fostering better relationships with food through closer relationships with peers. 

Read our favorite highlights of this episode as you listen HERE.

69. Trading Land for Lab: Cultivating Clean Meat

August 7th, 2019

38:27

The Good Food Institute’s Bruce Friedrich talks about the options that may convince consumers to eat with the planet’s health in mind.

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68. The Bronner Mom Behind the Movement

July 14th, 2019

31:38

Lisa Bronner transformed the curious costumers contacting Dr. Bronner’s into a movement demanding healthier products that better support farmers.

Read our favorite highlights of this episode as you listen HERE.

While …

67. New Ways to Sell and Produce Food Arising at WeWork

July 13th, 2019

32:02

At WeWorks across the world, startups not only share space; they share a role in shaping the future of food and a drive for transparency, says Tessa …

66. Five Ways You’re Responsible for Change in the Food System

July 5th, 2019

1:41:25

For these leaders in L.A., the trigger for change in the food system is not startups, corporations, or policies—it is a newly conscious and …

65. Selecting the Right Language and Stories to Transform Food

June 25th, 2019

1:27:19

Food Tank’s San Francisco Food For Thought challenged the Bay Area to think more critically about the language and stories we choose to call for …

64. Food Is No Longer the Hunger Solution: Food Tank at NYU

June 20th, 2019

1:26:13

At NYU, Food Tank hosted experts and changemakers for a series of conversations about food equity, access, and affordability in one of the world's busiest cities.

Read our favorite highlights of this episode as you …

63. Matt Wadiak: Raising the Best Chickens Means Honoring Their Ancestry

June 13th, 2019

45:05

CEO of Cooks Venture Matt Wadiak talks about what even cautious eaters don’t know about how their chickens are raised and the potential for happier, more nutrient-dense chickens through better raising practices.

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62. Snacking Can Be Sustainable With Mindful Corporations in Milan

June 11th, 2019

44:39

Food Tank, Seeds&Chips, and Mondelēz International co-hosted a panel in Milan, Italy to challenge corporations to embrace sustainability in their business models, to generate better profits and equip snackers with …

61. Policy Connecting Food and Health on the Ground: Live From the U.S. Capitol

June 10th, 2019

32:55

As part of Food Tank's first bi-monthly event on Capitol Hill, moderator Frank Sesno sat down with Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, Geeta Sethi, and …

60. Live From the U.S. Capitol: Break Silos Between Health and Ag

May 22nd, 2019

26:15

Food Tank visited the U.S. Capitol, joining experts like Kathleen Merrigan, Robert Graham, Gregory Cooper, and Rep. James P. McGovern to define the …

59. In Immokalee, Food Provides A Platform for Future Professionals

May 17th, 2019

31:57

Yvelande Astreide, Office Manager of Taste of Immokalee, talks about the reverberation effects of the entrepreneurship program: professional …

58. More Crop Per Drop, Better Lives for Farmers with Lotus Foods

May 8th, 2019

40:06

Caryl Levine and Ken Lee, co-founders and co-CEOs of Lotus Foods, talk about supporting smallholder rice farmers through promoting System Rice …

57. Women Are Champions of Farming Differently, Says Kivirist

May 3rd, 2019

33:39

“Women all across the food system are doing things differently,” says farmer, author, and entrepreneur, Lisa Kivirist, whose approach to agricultural …

56. Riana Lynn: Partner Across the World, Across Genders for Food Change

May 1st, 2019

32:51

Technology, data, and automation need to come into play to create a food system that improves the lives of communities, farmers, and consumers, says …

55. Wise: “We” Won’t Feed the World by Giving Up on Small-Scale Farmers

April 26th, 2019

42:48

Timothy A. Wise describes the findings of his new book Eating Tomorrow: agribusiness highjacks policy tables, while governments neglect the …

54. General Mills Brings Kinetic Energy to Regenerative Ag, Says Carla Vernon

April 24th, 2019

37:52

For better environmental strategy, General Mills is cultivating a new consciousness among consumers and farmers for true stewardship and …

53. Pashon Murray’s Detroit Dirt and Food Waste: A Solution for Industrial Problems

April 20th, 2019

34:26

A city known for industry, Detroit is now rallying individuals and corporations around waste and dirt: Pashon Murray is leading the composting …

52. Cancer Schmancer: “We Are the Boss” in Our Health Says Drescher

April 20th, 2019

37:09

Cancer Schmancer President and actress Fran Drescher exposes a health system that downplays the roles of nutrition, spiritual happiness, and …

51. Maxfield Kaniger’s Kanbe Markets: A Piece for the Food Insecurity Puzzle

April 13th, 2019

36:16

“I want to be able to say that there is at least access to healthy food in every part of the city—that we can eliminate that food swamp. We can do that here in Kansas City,” says Max Kaniger of Kanbe’s Markets.

Read our …

50. Celebrating A Diversity of Opinions Is Key to Collaboration, Says Erin Fitzgerald

April 9th, 2019

31:39

To boost transparency in the agricultural industry, Erin Fitzgerald of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance calls upon people to learn more from …

49. Stephanie Race: Preparing for Future Farming Hurdles Requires Multidisciplinary Data

April 5th, 2019

54:38

The urgency to transform agricultural research and data into cutting-edge solutions for growers “is as if someone turned the volume up on the …

48. Malnutrition: A Global Problem That Requires a Global Solution

March 26th, 2019

34:22

“No country has a monopoly on the problem [of malnutrition], so no country has a monopoly on the solution: we all have to work together,” says …

47. Gender Considerations are Central to Food Security, says Dr. Mariame Maiga

March 23rd, 2019

44:35

Mariame Maiga of the West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development Discusses how her organization highlights gender in …

46. South by Southwest: Young People Will Save the Future Food System

March 20th, 2019

53:26
At South by Southwest, Food Tank's panel featuring Haile Thomas, HAPPY; Tony Hillery, Harlem Grown; and Regina Anderson, Food Recovery Network discussed the key to a better future food system: leaders of the future.

45. Paul Newnham: Breaking Down Silos to Achieve Sustainable Food Security

March 15th, 2019

32:42

Paul Newnham, director of the SDG2 Advocacy Hub, talks about the importance of having difficult conversations to end hunger and build a more …

44. Karen Karp: Working With All Stakeholders for a Better Food System

March 14th, 2019

32:38

Karen Karp, owner of Karen Karp and Partners, talks about how her consulting company works with diverse groups—from the grassroots to the big …

43. It Isn’t Waste, It Is Simply Spare: Adam Kaye of Spare Food Co.

March 5th, 2019

40:30

Co-Founder of Spare Food Company Adam Kaye talks about transforming the destiny industrialization has determined for food across households and …

42. At Clover Sonoma, Supporting Farmers Brings Urbanites to the Farm

March 1st, 2019

40:57

CEO of Clover Sonoma Marcus Benedetti talks about how in a tumultuous dairy industry, for city folk to stand with farmers requires them to step into …

41. Project Drawdown’s New Narrative for Climate Change: 100 Solutions

February 26th, 2019

39:44

Paul Hawken, founder of Project Drawdown, talks about the “right” way to create a model for reversing climate change: first acknowledging that there …

40. We Don’t Want to Be Bigger, We Want Farmers With Values—Niman Ranch’s Jeff Tripician

February 20th, 2019

43:19

At Niman Ranch, keeping the family farming tradition alive takes anything but stagnation: General Manager Jeff Tripician describes the farming …

39. It Takes a Village to Support a Young Farmer with Lindsey Lusher Shute

February 7th, 2019

33:12

Lindsey Lusher Shute, Executive Director and co-founder of the National Young Farmers Coalition, talks about the support young farmers need—and deserve—to navigate new risks at every level of the food system.

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38. Technology May Change The Entire Food System For Good and Bad—Refresh Working Group

February 5th, 2019

42:51

The Refresh Working Group joins U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to discuss the role of technology—good and bad—in the food system, from …

37. Ensure Tech for Better Food Says James Collins of DowDuPont, Corteva Agriscience

January 25th, 2019

36:50

James Collins, COO of the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont and CEO-Elect of Corteva Agriscience wants to change the narrative for global agriculture …

36. Meal Kit Deliveries Can Optimize the Food System, Says Uwe Voss

January 19th, 2019

45:48

Uwe Voss, COO and Managing Director of Hello Fresh, talks about the ways meal kits transform the ways consumers approach food and the food system.

Read our favorite highlights of this episode as you listen HERE.

While …

35. Regenerative Organic Systems Perform Better Beyond the Field—Jeff Tkach

January 19th, 2019

34:10

At the Rodale Institute, Chief Growth Officer Jeff Tkach is helping farmers understand the powerful ripple effect of healthy soil.

Read our favorite …

34. Dariush Mozaffarian: Academic Institutions Need to Act for the Food System

January 11th, 2019

48:54

The future of the food system requires training new experts to treat the industry differently, says Dean of Tufts University’s Friedman School of …

33. Regina Northouse, FRN: Keep it Simple to Rally Around Food Loss

January 9th, 2019

33:50

Executive Director of Food Recovery Network Regina Northouse talks about the coming wave of food waste recovery power-houses: young people with new creativity.

Read our favorite highlights of this episode as you listen

32. Samuel Fromartz—More Voices Are Exposing the Food System

January 4th, 2019

45:21

Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Food and Environment Reporting Network Samuel Fromartz talks about the demand for reporting in the food system and new controversies in the organic food movement.

Read our favorite …

31. Jules Pretty's Re-Imagined Agriculture: Sustainable Intensification

December 28th, 2018

35:43

Author and sustainability advocate Jules Pretty talks about his vision for the future of agriculture, achieving the best of both worlds: efficiency …

30. Food & Water Watch's Wenonah Hauter On Taking Back Food, Water, and Climate

December 21st, 2018

36:53

Founder and Executive Director of Food & Water Watch Wenonah Hauter talks about the biggest powerhouse behind political activism for the climate.

29. All Communities Deserve Innovative Approaches to Nutrition—Questlove, Thomas

December 18th, 2018

26:21

Food advocates Questlove and Haile Thomas talk about the disparity between food waste and hunger, calling attention to the communities impacted most. 

Read our favorite highlights of this episode as you listen HERE.

28. For Health and Environment, Food Culture Needs a New Direction Says Sam Kass

December 14th, 2018

33:42

Food entrepreneur, former White House Chef, and former Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition Sam Kass looks to coming innovations to move the food …

27. For Hari Pulapaka, Being A Chef Takes Place Beyond the Kitchen

December 11th, 2018

56:09

Hari Pulapaka, Executive Chef and co-owner of Cress Restaurant tells a story on every plate, pushing for change in policy, waste, and sustainability.

26. Regenerative Agriculture is Dr. Bronner's Commitment to Cosmic Responsibility

December 6th, 2018

24:49

David Bronner, Cosmic Engagement Officer (CEO) of Dr. Bronner's is passionate about the company's place in the global market and agriculture, setting …

25. Thomas McQuillan Erases Food Waste at Baldor

November 22nd, 2018

39:22

Food waste is getting a new ending to its story at Baldor Specialty Foods, in a special program led by Thomas McQuillan.

Read our favorite highlights of this episode as you listen HERE.

While you’re listening, …

24. Sara Brito Defines What Really Is Good Food

November 20th, 2018

32:13

Co-founder of the Good Food 100 Restaurants List Sara Brito tells the whole story behind food, celebrating the chefs and restaurants keeping it …

23. Turning A Blind Eye To Farmer Poverty Must End, Says Hans Theyer

November 15th, 2018

32:37

Executive Director of Fairtrade America Hans Theyer talks about both the poverty farmers face behind the scenes: and the new standards harnessing farmers' potential.

Read our favorite highlights of this episode as you …

22. Food Is A Right: And Chefs Must Advocate for Change Says Spike Mendelsohn

November 14th, 2018

32:12

Chef, restaurateur, and advocate Spike Mendelsohn believes chefs have a job on their shoulders to advocate for better food and nutrition policies.

21. Climate and Sustainability Leaders Can Be Found In An Unlikely Place

November 8th, 2018

37:49

Margaret Zeigler, Executive Director of the Global Harvest Initiative, sees huge potential in a sustainable future with businesses leading the way.

Read our favorite highlights of this episode as you listen HERE.

While …

20. Sustainable Care Includes the Land, Soil, and Farmers Says George Siemon

November 6th, 2018

35:13

George Siemon, CEO and Founding Farmer of Organic Valley, talks about the co-ops ambitious energy plans, led by farming families, for farming families.

Read our favorite highlights of this episode as you listen HERE.

19. Hunter Lovins Calls For Businesses to Rewrite the Economy

November 1st, 2018

31:00

With an economy that results in inequality and ecosystem loss, Hunter Lovins demands a new economy that replaces neoliberalism with commitments to …

18. Justin Whitmore: Reshape the Global Food System with Big Food Companies

October 30th, 2018

33:37

Justin Whitmore of Tyson Foods talks about directing big food companies toward creating positive change in the food system and increasing transparency along the way.

Read our favorite highlights of this episode as you …

17. Harlem Grown Catches Children Falling Through the Cracks: Tony Hillery

October 25th, 2018

42:10

Tony Hillery, Executive Director of Harlem Grown, talks about how urban farming can inspire communities to rise up for their education and nutrition.

Read our favorite highlights of this episode as you listen HERE.

16. Build a Network of Uncommon Collaborations For Food System Solutions

October 23rd, 2018

43:12

Chief Agricultural Officer of Mars, Inc., Howard-Yana Shapiro, talks about the potential of uncommon collaborations in supporting agricultural …

15. Food Is a Political Act, Says Allison Aubrey

October 18th, 2018

29:43

NPR News Correspondent and James Beard Award-winner Allison Aubrey talks about the new surge in food reporting and storytelling and where it is …

14. The Equation Behind Food Production, Nutrition, and Environment Does Not Add Up: Marion Nestle

October 16th, 2018

20:20

Marion Nestle uncovers the causes of food waste and the ways everyone can prevent food waste in consumption and policy.

Read our favorite highlights …

13. Food System Innovations Must Be Democratized, Says Barber

October 11th, 2018

19:32

Chef and Co-Owner of Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Dan Barber, talks about breeding seeds not for size, travel, yield, or storage: but for flavor.

Read our favorite highlights of this episode as you listen

Debate About Food Issues Should Be Uncomfortable and Kind Says Haspel

October 9th, 2018

40:07

Washington Post columnist and James Beard Award-winning writer Tamar Haspel talks about the way public discourse around food issues has transformed, …

12. Leah Penniman: The Food System Is Not a Level Playing Field

October 4th, 2018

33:43

Leah Penniman, co-founder and Co-Director of Soul Fire Farm, talks about how everyone can support justice for people of color: go "from knowing to …

11. Baldemar Velasquez Proves It Is Possible to Organize Migrant Farm Workers

October 2nd, 2018

42:15

Baldemar Velasquez, founder and President of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) talks about defying expectations organizing migrant farm workers, leading effective boycotts, and forming contacts for farm worker …

10. A Healthy Diet Is More Than What We Eat, Says Dr. David Katz

September 27th, 2018

48:43

Dr. David Katz talks about nutritionists' consensus on a healthy diet, how everyone can reassess what they eat, and how to attain health beyond maintaining a diet.

Read our favorite highlights of this episode as you …

9. Perdue: Food System Change Must Involve Farmers With Great Practices

September 25th, 2018

39:18

Perdue aims to support family farmers that carry generations of wisdom about better farming practices, including Bruce and Aaron Williams of Niman Ranch.

Read our favorite highlights of this episode as you listen HERE.

8. Robert Graham: Integrative Health Models Empower Patients To Heal

September 25th, 2018

44:23

Founder of FRESHMed NYC Dr. Robert Graham combines mainstream medical practices with therapies inspired by ancient wisdom to help address the root causes of today's diseases.

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7. Family Farmers Work Hard To Take Care of the Land, Animals at Niman Ranch

September 18th, 2018

35:28

Paul Willis, founder of Niman Ranch Pork Company, and Elle Gadient, intern at Niman Ranch, talk about their love for the farmers using better hog …

6. Time—Not Thyme—Has Been Taken Out From Bread, Says Stephen Jones

September 13th, 2018

39:30

Stephen Jones, founder and Director of The Bread Lab, leads a team reclaiming nutritious, tasty bread by breeding grains that perform better for farmers, bakers, millers, chefs, and more.

Read our favorite highlights of …

5. DeClerck: Changing Diets Translate to A Changing Planet

September 11th, 2018

44:49

Science Director at EAT Fabrice DeClerck talks about the link between the environmental and health epidemics—and the changes needed to feed a new story for the planet.

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4. Social Enterprises In Nutrition Need a Bit of Rock and Roll Says Robert Egger

September 6th, 2018

43:14

Founder and President of L.A. Kitchen Robert Egger talks about how redistributing food is not enough to end hunger and young people carry great potential into the food system.

Read our favorite highlights of this …

3. Michel Nischan: Recognize Each Other's Humanity Through Sharing Food

September 4th, 2018

53:10

Co-founder and CEO of Wholesome Wave Michel Nischan talks about his commitment to join people around the table in sharing nutritious food and …

2. Karen Washington: Change The Narrative of Farming

August 30th, 2018

44:45

Karen Washington—a community activist, farmer, and co-owner of Rise and Root Farm—talks about how agriculture can become more inclusive of farmers of …

1. Doing It Better: A Brennan Family Tradition

August 28th, 2018

53:10

Dickie Brennan, a world-famous restaurateur, talks about his methods combining traditional and modern techniques to elevate the presence of Creole …

Introducing Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg

August 24th, 2018

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Food Tank's Dani Nierenberg chats with the most important folks in the food industry about the most important food news twice a week.

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