Category: Short Food Webs

Elizabeth Whitlow on how to change the ag world with the gold standard of regen certification

What essentially is regenerative agriculture and is there a label for it? Can yet another certification change the agriculture world? In this episode of Investing in Regenerative Agriculture, ​Elizabeth Whitlow​ helps us make sense of these questions.

Dan Kittredge on why our biggest lever against climate change is paying for food quality

Why are we not paying farmers for quality? A long overdue interview with Dan Kittredge of the Bionutrient Food Association on their work of measuring of nutrients the connection to quality and taste.

Cathryn Couch served 1m medically tailored meals to low income people with health challenges

Cathryn Couch has served over one million organic medically tailored meals to low income people struggling from health challenges. Cathryn is the founder and CEO for Ceres Community Project, a non-profit organization working to foster health by connecting people to one another and to a healthier food system.

Ethan Soloviev on the enormous lack of regenerative ingredients for food companies and what to do about it

This is a check in interview with Ethan Soloviev, chief innovation officer of HowGood, a good friend of the podcast and one of the leaders in the regenerative food and agriculture space, where we talk about the regen hype. Where are we?

Pierre Weill on selling 2b euro a year of animal protein as anti inflammatory food

This deep dive into nutrient density on how Pierre Weill, co-founder of the non-profit organization Bleu-Blanc-Coeur, created a 2b euro a year certification program, paying farmers more for better quality food. Starting with the simple (but very complex) concept: farmers hold the key to our health, if we don’t change the practices in the field we need to find chemical medicines.

Greg Shewmaker on why we can’t answer food’s most basic question: “What is in it?”

We can’t answer food’s most basic question: what is in it. Unless we can measure nutrient density on the farm, regen ag will never deliver its promise. These are some of the questions we tackle in this check in interview with Greg Shewmaker co founder of Teak Origin.

Chris Newman on busting the single family farm myth and why indigenous collectives are the way to go

Why does regenerative agriculture not scale beyond the often single family farm? What if we unleash the power of economies of scale specialization and actually build wealth within regenerative agriculture? What does inclusion mean within farming? Why does seed keepers and livestock breeders act as the key to our survival?

Long term off take agreements are more important than transition finance for farmers

In the final episode of Transition Finance, Koen van Seijen with co-host and partner-in-crime Benedikt Bösel looks back on the past eight months and concludes the lessons discussed in previous episodes Transition Finance for Farmers series.