Category: Beyond Food

200th EPISODE Emma Chow in conversation with Koen van Seijen – Regenerating ourselves before working on regenerative agriculture and food

The 200th of this podcast sees Koen van Seijen in conversation with Emma Chow, former head of food at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

Emma Chow, former head of food at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, she’s back on the podcast to talk about her journey, her burnout, coming back from the Amazon to London and re-engaging with the food space. In a second part of the interview, though, Emma and Koen switch mics with Emma becoming the host and asking Koen about his lessons learned over the past 200 episodes.

Toby Kiers, the Jane Goodall of fungi and mycorrhizal networks on being an underground astronaut

Toby Kiers, Executive Director & Chief Scientist at SPUN (Society for the Protection of Underground Networks) shares about their research into the mycorrhiza network, mapping biodiversity, DNA sequences of mycorrhizal fungi and a lot more about the wonderful world under our feet. She is the Jane Goodall of fungi (according to the words of previous guest Rose Marcario, former CEO of Patagonia).

NEW Farmers’ Philosophy series! Koen van Seijen in conversation with Jeroen Klompe, pioneer of regenerative agriculture

We can learn so much more from farmers than how to restore soil. Regeneration goes much further and deeper. The first episode of the Farmers’ Philosophy series is a conversation between Koen van Seijen, host of the Investing in Regenerative Agriculture and Food podcast, and Jeroen Klompe, farmer and owner of Klompe Landbouw.

Hervé Dupied – Want to change the €387 billion EU CAP? Invest in the regen farmers who against all odds are successful

A conversation with Hervé Dupied Bokx, who currently works on a farm in France and at a university for farmers and, most importantly, on changing the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). We talk about policies, the CAP, which spends most of the European budget on a not very regenerative way of farming, and more.

Rose Marcario – From growing Patagonia to $1b in sales to making early stage regen tech investments

A conversation with Rose Marcario, former president and CEO of Patagonia and current founding partner of ReGen Ventures, about moving from an organic food company to joining an early-stage VC fund focused on regenerative technologies.

Liz Carlisle – Let’s get real, regeneration is nothing new, so let’s honour the indigenous history

A conversation with Liz Carlisle, writer of Healing Grounds, about the deep racism that exists in agriculture and food and in the regenerative agriculture movement as well. A deep dive in the real origin story of the Green Revolution, the black farming movement in the US, the deep roots of colonisation in agriculture and what we should learn from that.

Charles Eisenstein – Money or ecology: investors have to make a choice on which master they serve

A conversation with Charles Eisenstein, writer of Sacred Economics and Climate: A new story, about his fascination for soil and regenerative agriculture, his advice to investors as well as the role of animals in regeneration, his thoughts on our fascination for quick technology fixes, vertical farms and clean lab-grown meat.

Lauren Tucker, co-founder of Kiss the Ground helps the next generation of regenerative businesses to thrive

Lauren Tucker, co-founder of Kiss the Ground, is now leading reNourish studio. She joins us to talk about soil carbon, keystone species, and the crucial role of regenerative businesses to allow all living and non-living beings to thrive.  

Johannes Quodt on making the first regenerative and biodegradable luxury leather shoe

Johannes Quodt, CEO and co-founder of Koio Collective, joins us to share how they’re changing the world through their journey towards making direct-to-consumer, high-quality, and biodegradable luxury shoes.