80 EpisodesProduced by Aaron Niederhelman

SourcingMatters is a talkshow for critical issues and the wonderful stories woven into our food system. Broadcasting from the Northeast U.S. - we host less-than-an-hour conversations with interesting characters from all over the globe. Visit our dialogues library to hear more from these folks makin… read more

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Ep. 80: Lawrence Haddad - GAIN Executive Director (Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition)

May 24th, 2019

Ep. 80: Dr. Lawrence Haddad, Executive Director of Global  Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) – Geneva Switzerland ||

For Sourcing Matters episode 80 we welcome Dr. Lawrence Haddad – Executive Director of the …

ep. 79: Shannon Algiere - Stone Barns Center, farmer liaison manager

May 20th, 2019

Ep. 79: Shannon Algiere – farmer liaison manager, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture  – ft. co-host Jennifer Hashley, founder of New Market …

ep. 78: Paul Rice - Fair Trade USA, President, CEO & founder

May 10th, 2019

Ep. 78: Paul Rice – founder, President & CEO of Fair Trade, USA. – ft. co-host Jennifer Hashley, founder of New Market Farming project  ||

What …

ep. 77: John Roulac - RE Botanicals, founder

May 5th, 2019

Ep. 77: John Roulac, founder & Chief Hemp Officer at RE Botanicals.  Roulac is founder & former CEO of superfood and hemp industry leader – …

ep. 76: Luke Holden - Luke's Lobster, CEO & co-founder

April 29th, 2019

Ep. 76: Luke Holden, CEO & Founder of Luke’s Lobster ||

On episode 76 of Sourcing Matters we welcome CEO & founder of Luke’s Lobster – Luke …

ep. 75: Teresa Ish - Walton Family Foundation, Oceans Initiative Program Officer

April 22nd, 2019

Ep. 75: Teresa Ish, Program Officer of the Environment @ The Walton Family Foundation ||

On Sourcing Matters episode 75 we welcome Teresa Ish – Oceans Initiative Program Officer at The Walton Family Foundation.  Ish …

ep. 74: Live @ Treefort music festival in Boise ID

April 18th, 2019

Ep. 74: Live recorded from Treefort music festival in Boise, Idaho – Chef & food system advocate Kris Komori, and farmer & seed propagator Beth Rasgorshek  ||

For Sourcing Matters episode 74 we join chef …

ep. 73: Adam Kesselman of Ecoliteracy -&- Vince Caguin, Dir. of Nutrition at Natomas Schools

April 13th, 2019


On Sourcing Matters episode 73 we welcome Adam Kesselman, Executive Director & board member of the The Center for Ecoliteracy  -&- Vince …

ep. 72: Jon Cianfrani - ZPZ Production, Director and Producer

April 6th, 2019

Ep. 72: Jon Cianfrani – Producer, Director, Editor at ZPZ Production ||

On Sourcing Matters episode 72 we welcome Jonathan Cianfrani – documentary & television producer/ editor/ director at Zero Point Zero …

ep. 71: Marc Oshima - AeroFarms, CMO & co-founder

April 1st, 2019

Ep. 71: Marc Oshima - CMO & co-founder of AeroFarms ||

On Sourcing Matters episode 71 we welcome Marc Oshima, co-founder & CMO of AeroFarms. An award-winning marketer and passionate about food, Oshima has led …

ep. 70: Elizabeth Whitlow - Regenerative Organic Alliance, Executive Director

March 27th, 2019

Ep. 70: Elizabeth Whitlow – Executive Director of Regenerative Organic Alliance ||

On Sourcing Matters episode 70 we welcome Elizabeth Whitlow – Executive Director of the Regenerative Organic Alliance (ROA).   In early …

ep. 69: Larry Feinberg - KnipBio, CEO & co-founder

March 25th, 2019

Ep. 69:  Larry Feinberg – CEO & co-founder of KnipBio ||

On episode 69 of Sourcing Matters we welcome  Larry Feinberg – CEO & Co-founder of …

ep. 68: Gov. Christine Whitman - former EPA chief & 50th Gov. of NJ

March 20th, 2019

Ep. 68: Christine Todd Whitman – Vice Chair of Eisenhower Fellowship board, the 50th Governor of New Jersey, and former Administrator of the EPA for President George W. Bush ||


On episode 68 of Sourcing Matters we …

ep. 67: Sec. Dan Glickman - Aspen Institute & former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

March 14th, 2019

Ep. 67:  Secretary Dan Glickman - Executive Dir. of the Aspen Institute Congressional Program -&- former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture  ||

On …

ep. 66: Rob Burns - Night Shift Brewery, President & co-founder

March 11th, 2019

Ep. 66: Rob Burns - co-founder & President of Night Shift Brewery  -ft. co-host: Jay Vilar of Nourish ||

On the show we’ve discussed wine, weed, all kinds of meats, seafood, breads, vegetables, sweets, coffee, …

ep. 65: Dr. Molly Jahn - Univ. of Wisconsin

March 5th, 2019

Ep. 65:  Dr. Molly Jahn - Prof. Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison - Dept. of Agronomy; the Nelson Institute; the Global Health Institute; and chairs the …

ep. 64: Thor Sigfusson - Iceland Ocean Cluster, founder & Chairman

February 28th, 2019

Ep. 64: Thor Sigfusson - Founder & Chairman of the Iceland Ocean Cluster ||

On episode 64 of Sourcing Matters we welcome Icelandic entrepreneur, author and speaker Thor Sigfusson to the show.  Thor is the founder …

ep. 63: Lucas St. Clair - Maine Woods & Water National Monument, founder

February 20th, 2019

Ep. 63: Lucas St. Clair - Founder of the 'Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument'  -ft. co-host: Jay Vilar of Nourish ||

120 years ago Teddy Roosevelt started the US national park system to protect and preserve …

ep. 62: Natasha Lamb - Arjuna Capital, Partner

February 14th, 2019


ep. 62: Natasha Lamb - Managing Partner & Portfolio Manager at Arjuna Capital ||

Sustainable investing starts with the understanding that a just …

ep. 61: A.G. Kawamura - Orange County Produce, founding Member

February 10th, 2019

Ep. 61: A.G. Kawamura, Founding Member Orange County Produce -ft. cohost: Scott Soares, former Mass Ag Commish & shellfish farming leader  ||

A.G. Kawamura is third generation fruit and vegetable grower and shipper …

ep. 60: John Bullard - Former NOAA Atlantic fisheries chief

February 2nd, 2019

Ep. 60: John Bullard - Former Regional Administrator, Great Atlantic Regions NOAA Fisheries & past Mayor of New Bedford, MA ||

As Regional …

ep. 59: Bernie Rollin - Author & Distinguished Prof. of philosophy, animal sciences & biomedical sciences at Colorado State

January 30th, 2019

Ep. 59: Bernie Rollin - author & Distinguished Professor of philosophy, animal sciences & biomedical sciences at Colorado State ||

Bernard …

ep. 58: David Montgomery - Author, Professor, Fellow

January 24th, 2019


For episode 58 we're lucky to be joined by David R. Montgomery. A MacArthur Fellow and professor of geomorphology at the University of Washington, …

ep. 57: Gabe Brown - Innovator, farmer, businessman, author & soil health pioneer

January 18th, 2019


On episode 57 we welcome Gabe Brown - farmer, businessman, author and soil health pioneer.   Gabe, along with his wife, Shelly, and son, Paul, own …

ep. 56: Sylvia Wulf - AquaBounty CEO -ft. Jay Vilar of Nourish

January 13th, 2019


On episode 56 we welcome newly appointed CEO of AquaBounty, Sylvia Wulf for an engaging conversation that explores a new frontier of food production. …

ep. 55: Gray Harris - CEI Senior VP of Food Systems

January 8th, 2019


On episode 55 we welcome Gray Harris, Senior Vice President of food systems at Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI) in Brunswick Maine.  Harris is responsible for the strategy, development and implementation of …

ep. 54: Alan Goldberg - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

January 3rd, 2019


Dr. Alan Goldberg of the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University joins us for episode 54 of Sourcing Matters. Goldberg is a …

ep. 53: Dorothy Suput & Julia Shanks -ft. Jennifer Hashley

December 30th, 2018


On episode 53 of Sourcing Matters we welcome leadership from the The Carrot Project.  Based out of Massachusetts, The Carrot Project creates a sustainable local farm and food economy by providing financing and business …

ep. 52: Kevin Esvelt - MIT Media lab, Sculpting Evolution group Director

December 24th, 2018


On episode 52 we welcome Kevin Esvelt, Director of the MIT Media Lab Sculpting Evolution group.  At the Media Lab, Esvelt and his world class team of …

ep. 51: Sonia Faruqi - author

December 18th, 2018


For episode 51 we welcome critically acclaimed author Sonia Faruqi to the show.  In our 40 minute discussion Faruqi goes deep into her recent work 'The Oyster Thief' which blends fantasy and environmental activism. …

ep. 50: Elaine Ingham - Soil Food Web

December 14th, 2018


Elaine Ingham maintains an active schedule of classes and webinars focused on the most up-to-date knowledge about growing plants without pesticides …

ep. 49: Karen Karp - founder & CEO KK&P

December 8th, 2018

Ep. 49: Karen Karp - CEO & founder of KK&P ||

Karen Karp is a fourth-generation food entrepreneur. Her great grandfather Morris, a first generation immigrant from Ukraine, opened a butter, eggs, and cheese …

ep. 48: Michael Leviton - chef, advocate, food system reformer

December 2nd, 2018


On episode 48 we welcome celebrated chef, advocate and food system reformer - Michael Leviton.  As past chef-owner of Boston area favorites Lumière and Area Four, Michael has recently spawned "Region Foodworks" - an …

ep. 47: Maisie Ganzler - Bon Appétit - live from Johns Hopkins

November 23rd, 2018

Ep. 47: Live recorded at Johns Hopkins “ChooseFood” Symposium – we welcome Maisie Ganzler, Chief Strategy & Brand Officer at Bon Appétit Management Company

For episode 47 we speak with Maisie Ganzler of Bon Appétit …

ep. 46: Alex McIntosh - Thrive natural care - CEO & co-founder

November 16th, 2018


On episode #46 we welcome Alex McIntosh, CEO & co-founder of Thrive natural care.  Thrive designs and sells high-performance skincare, powered by regenerative plants.   Since 2013, Thrive’s team of American and …

ep. 45: Bill Mook - Mook SeaFarm - featuring: Scott Soares

November 13th, 2018


On episode 45 we welcome Bill Mook, founder and CEO of Mook Sea farm. Mook Sea Farm is an oyster farm founded in 1985 on the Damariscotta River in …

ep. 44: Marion Nestle - featuring: Jennifer Hashley

November 9th, 2018


Ep. 44: Marion Nestle – Author & Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University -ft. Jennifer Hashley of New …

ep. 43: Alicia Harvie of Farm Aid - featuring: Jennifer Hashley

November 6th, 2018


On episode 43 we welcome Alicia Harvie, Advocacy & Farmer Services Director at Farm Aid.  Her role is to guide the organization’s advocacy, …

ep. 42: Stacey Chang - Design Institute for Health - Executive Director - Dell Medical School Univ. of Texas

October 30th, 2018


Serving as the Executive Director of the Design Institute for Health, a collaboration between the Dell Medical School and the College of Fine Arts …

ep. 41: "Systems Thinking in Food” - live from Harvard

October 26th, 2018


Live recorded at Harvard’s 'Let’s Talk About Food' festival – we host a discussion about “Systems Thinking in Food Production” with founder of New Entry Farming Project – Jennifer Hashley, and CEO & Founder of Big …

ep. 40: “Ocean Farming” - live from Harvard

October 21st, 2018


Live recorded at Harvard’s Let’s Talk About Food festival – we host a discussion about “Ocean Farming” with CEO of Ocean Approved Bri Warner, and Perry Raso, founder of Matunuck Oyster farm & bar  || Our seas are …

ep. 39: Scott Murphy - VP Compliance at Mass. marijuana cultivation & dispensaries

October 16th, 2018


According to HHS.Gov – in the late 1990s, pharmaceutical companies reassured the medical community that patients would not become addicted to opioid …

ep. 38: Judith Schwartz - author of “Cows Save the Planet” & “Water in Plain Sight”

October 11th, 2018


Acclaimed author Judith Schwartz joins us for Sourcing Matters episode 38 – One on Land, a second on Water. Schwartz has written two transformative …

ep. 37: Bob Martin of Hopkins CLF -ft. Ken Kaplan of MIT

October 5th, 2018


On episode 37 of Sourcing Matters we welcome an icon who has long since promoted clean food animal production in the US – Bob Martin, Director of …

ep. 36: Shauna Sadowski - Head of Sustainability, Natural & Organic at General Mills

September 29th, 2018


On episode 36 we welcome Shauna Sadowski - Head of Sustainability, Natural & Organic Operating Unit at General Mills. "The way we manage …

ep. 35: Dr. Jonathan Lundgren - founder of Ecdysis & Blue Dasher Farm lab

September 19th, 2018


On episode 35 we welcome Dr. Jonathan Lundgren.  After 11 years at the USDA, responsible for his own lab and a good sized staff, the career of this well-regarded scientist and author began to fall apart as he published …

ep. 34: Dr. Daphne Miller - author of "Farmacology" ft: Jennifer Hashley

September 10th, 2018


On Sourcing Matters ep. 34 Jennifer Hashley joins me for an interesting discussion with physician and author Dr. Daphne Miller. We get under the hood connecting soil, human & planetary health. Dr. Miller offers …

ep. 33: Ridge Shinn - CEO of Big Picture Beef

August 30th, 2018


On episode 33 we welcome Ridge Shinn, CEO of Big Picture Beef - a businessman making us all more regenerative through a smarter regional production approach.  In 2010, Time Magazine cast Ridge as the original Carbon …

ep. 32: Usman Javaid - CEO & co-founder of Ricult

August 17th, 2018


On episode 32 we welcome Usman Javaid – CEO of Ricult. This startup spawned out of MIT sets to change the paradigm in global agriculture by …

ep. 31: Engelhart & Smith - Kiss The Ground

August 14th, 2018


On episode 31 of Sourcing Matters we welcome Ryland Engelhart and Jesse Smith of Kiss The Ground.  Well known for the critically acclaimed book and forthcoming movie, both sharing the same namesake as their …

ep. 30: Wood Turner - SVP of Agriculture Capital

August 10th, 2018


On episode 30 of Sourcing Matters we welcome Wood Turner, Sr. Vice President of Agriculture Capital.  Focused on integrating and operationalizing the …

ep. 29: Gina McCarthy - Director, C-Change at Harvard's Chan School of Public Health

August 3rd, 2018


On Sourcing Matters episode 29 we welcome Gina McCarthy, Director of C-Change at Harvard’s Chan School of Public Health. McCarthy has a background …

ep. 28: Willem Ferwerda - CEO of Commonland

July 31st, 2018


Today on Sourcing Matters ep. 28 we welcome Willem Ferwerda – CEO of the Commonland Group.  Based out of the Netherlands, Commonland believes that landscape restoration offers tremendous untapped opportunities for …

ep. 27: Tatiana Garcia-Granados of Common Market - featuring: Jennifer Hashley

July 28th, 2018


On episode 27 we welcome founder of The Common Market, Tatiana Garcia-Granados – with co-host Jennifer Hashley of the New Entry Farming Project to a discussion on  ‘Making Regional Work’.  Pioneers in a new system of …

ep. 26: Warren Valdmanis - Bain Capital Double Impact

July 20th, 2018


If food choice is the panacea to remediate the biggest issues plaguing man and our planet, how we capitalize the production and distribution of that better quality food needs innovation within the confines of modern …

ep. 25: Seth Moulton - Congressman, Massachusetts

July 17th, 2018


On episode 25 we welcome Congressman Seth Moulton of Massachusetts 6th District.  Since taking office in 2015, Rep. Moulton has been introducing …

ep. 24: Chellie Pingree - Congresswoman, Maine

July 13th, 2018


On Sourcing Matter episode 24 we welcome Representative Chellie Pingree of Maine's 1st District.  A lifelong advocate for better food and equal rights - since her first day in office Congresswoman Pingree has been a …

ep. 23: Jason Haas - Tablas Creek Winery, Partner

July 13th, 2018


Wine is more than just any libation, it’s an experience steeped in history. It’s part of ritual and beliefs; it ties us with friends, family, cuisine, and for many – with their lineage. From the highest-end vintages …

ep. 22: Wilson & Herring - Wolfe's Neck Center

June 11th, 2018


Situated on over 600 acres of preserved coastal landscape in Freeport, Maine – Wolfe’s Neck Center uses its setting to connect people of all ages to …

ep. 21: Volkert Engelsman: CEO & Founder of EOSTA & Nature & More

May 24th, 2018


Did you know that the thin walled produce you eat can be some of the most concerning foods in your diet. From everything we think we know - that just seems counterintuitive. How can Fruit & Veg possibly worse than …

ep. 20: Dr. Hannigan & Tlusty: School of the Environment, UMASS Boston

May 15th, 2018


There’s been a citizens awakening to Ocean Health.  A macro trend in the US, much instigated by a younger generation to the problems we have on a shrinking planet.  On Episode 20 we welcome Dr. Robyn Hannigan, Founding …

ep. 19: Michel Nischan - Wholesome Wave CEO & founder

May 2nd, 2018


On Episode 19 of Sourcing Matters we welcome well known chef, and SNAP reformer Michel Nischan to the show.  This 4-time James Beard award winning …

ep. 18: Jill Isenbarger, Stone Barns CEO & Wendy Millet, TomKat Director

April 30th, 2018


Today I’m joined by two knowledgeable thought leaders pioneering a better food movement sprawling from coast to coast, and everywhere in-between.  On episode 18 of Sourcing Matters Wendy Millet – Director of …

ep. 17: Monica Jain - Fish2.0 founder

April 19th, 2018


Today on Sourcing Matters we explore the oceans with an expert and innovator redefining how we’ll manage this essential regenerative natural resource.  Architected out of an online business competition, Monica Jain …

ep. 16: Jack Algiere - Stone Barns, Farm Manager

April 18th, 2018


On Sourcing Matters episode 16 we welcome Jack Algiere, farm manager at Stone Barns Agricultural Research Center.  An insightful guide who has taken …

ep. 15: Brett Brohl - TechStars farm-to-fork - Managing Director

April 12th, 2018


Today on episode 15 we welcome Brett Brohl, Managing Director of TechStars farm-to-fork accelerator.  Brett is an experienced entrepreneur, investor, and mentor who is driven by making a difference in the world through …

ep. 14: Ayr Muir - Clover FoodLab CEO & founder

April 5th, 2018


Spawned from a food truck in Kendall Sq, Ayr Muir has been advancing food systems for the last decade. Now, with 12 restaurants and zero food trucks around Boston & Cambridge – Muir has his sights set on refining a …

ep. 13: Arion Thiboumery - Vermont Packinghouse

March 30th, 2018


For the past four years Arion Thiboumery has been progressing the regional food movement of the Northeast. Offering services that range from an …

ep. 12: Bill Buckner - Noble Research Institute CEO

March 17th, 2018


ep. 12: Bill Buckner, President & CEO, Noble Research Institute On episode 12 of Sourcing Matters we welcome Bill Buckner, President and CEO of Noble Research institute.  As the largest independent private …

ep. 11: Tim Joseph - Maple Hill Creamery

March 17th, 2018


Ep. 11 Tim Joseph: Founder and owner of Maple Hill Creamery

Through the creation of a world-class creamery in upstate New York, Tim Joseph has seen his fair share of learning experiences. Joseph and his growing …

ep. 10: Allan Savory - Guardian of Biodiversity

March 12th, 2018


Set on addressing "the greatest problem facing humanity" - Allan Savory has spent a half century teaching us how to better connect with natural order.  Stemming from his early work to remediate desertification in the …

ep. 9: Farzana Yaqoob - Food for Thought & Stability

March 8th, 2018


Former Minister of Social Welfare & Women’s Development in Kashmir, Farzana Yaqoob joins us for episode 9 of Sourcing Matters. An expert in …

ep. 8: Ana Sortun - James Beard winning MasterChef

March 6th, 2018


Can a new American Cuisine link our diversity with better sourcing? James Beard award winning MasterChef known for vertical integration from farm-to-fork Ana Sortun joins me on episode 8 of Sourcing Matters to discuss. …

ep. 7: Chris Sherman - President Island Creek Oysters

February 23rd, 2018


On episode 7 of Sourcing Matters we welcome Chris Sherman, President of Island Creek Oysters, and 2018 Eisenhower Fellow.  For the past 25 years Island Creek Oysters has been building brand now known for global …

ep. 6: Dr. David Nabarro -

February 14th, 2018


For episode 6 of Sourcing Matters we welcome Dr. David Nabarro of WHO.  Dr. Nabarro has spent 40 years progressing public, human and planetary health through diverse and far reaching initiatives.  Along with leading …

ep. 5: Bri Warner - activating Maine coastal communities

February 14th, 2018


As the Director of Economic Development for the renowned Island Institute in Maine, Bri Warner advances responsible fisheries becoming increasingly …

ep. 4: Henk Ovink - World Water Czar

February 14th, 2018


On Sourcing Matters episode 4 we welcome World Water Czar, Henk Ovink.  Appointed by President Obama to become the special envoy to Water for the United States, Ovink was responsible for launching the HUD and …

ep. 3: Bill Niman - elevated production standards Pioneer

February 14th, 2018


On episode 3 of Sourcing Matters we welcome Bill Niman – founder of Niman Ranch.  As the godfather of producing meat with elevated standards, Bill has transformed consumer expectations of transparency and quality. An …

ep. 2: Fred Kirschenmann - Organics founding father

February 14th, 2018


On our second episode of Sourcing Matters podcast we welcome a founding father of American Organics, Fred Kirschenmann.  A true legend known for …

ep. 1: Lisa Sebesta of Fresh Source Capital

February 14th, 2018


Founder and Managing Partners at FreshSource Capital, Lisa Sebesta has launched a creative financial vehicle to grow the local food movement into a sustainable regional food system initiative.  Listen to how Lisa and …

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