A conversation with Zach Ben, cofounder, along with his wife Mary, of Bidii Baby Foods, an indigenous baby food line created by farmers and new parents to increase access to traditional foods in early childhood. We talk about the role of farming and stewarding the land in Navajo Nation and the role of nutrition and health with newborns.
Category: Short Food Webs
Edie Mukiibi – From a small farm in Uganda, disillusioned by hybrid seeds and agrochemicals, to leading a global movement for good, clean and fair food
A conversation with Edie Mukiibi, farmer, agronomist, activist, and current president of Slow Food International, about modern input-heavy agrochemical agronomy education, the disillusionment with agrochemicals, hybrid seeds, and much more.
Keoni Lee – Why the islands of Hawaii with 10 million tourists a year are the perfect and challenging place for a regenerative revolution
A conversation with Keoni Lee, CEO of Hawaii investment ready impact intermediary, about having to import massive amounts of food, inputs, fuel, etc., being at huge risk from climate disruptions and climate change and much more. Learn more on how investing with a systems change lens in food and agriculture looks like in Hawaii.
Mark Drewell and Marcus Link – The iPhone moment of regenerative agriculture through a journey of the soul and spreadsheet
A check-in interview with Marcus Link and Mark Drewell, founders of New Foundation Farms (NFF), about how they went from trying to raise £20M to buying 1000 acres in the UK, building their stacked enterprise on leased land and ending up going almost full circle back to the beginning.
A conversation with Paul Greive, founder of Pasture Bird, about rising millions of birds on pasture per year, selling to one of the largest chicken producers in the world, the positive impact of chickens, and much more.
Vaughn Tan – What population wheat, the world’s best restaurants and low intervention wine should teach us about investing in regeneration and uncertainity
A fascinating and wide ranging conversation with Vaughn Tan, author of the Uncertainty Mindset, a fascinating newsletter about not knowing. Vaughn was in the army, worked at Google, studied at some of the world’s best restaurants. We talked about uncertainty vs risk, low-intervention wine, population wheat and so much more.
Cristina Domecq – Building a regenerative movement by connecting 350000 consumers directly with 250 farmers
A conversation with Cristina Domenecq, Impact & Sustainability Officer at Crowdfarming, about direct-to-consumer platforms, consumers ready to buy long term, farmers ready to supply long term, transparency and more.
Will Harris – Why one of the largest pasture raised company in the US doing really well but still barely making any money
A conversation with Will Harris, owner of White Oak Pastures, six generations, 156-year-old family farm in Bluffton, Georgia, about being in the space for 25 years but barely making money, new people wanting to get into the space, the unfairness built into the highly chemical, fossil fuel, extractive agriculture systems and a lot more.
Helmy Abouleish – How to scale regenerative agriculture in Egypt from 2000 farmers to 40000 in one year without charging a premium
A conversation with Helmy Abouleish, CEO of SEKEM, a legendary bio-dynamic farm in Egypt, about growing an agriculture company with 2000 farmers in the desert of Egypt, carbon credits and more.
A check-in interview with Russ Conser of Standard Soil about Blue Nest Beef, Standard Soil, where the industry is going, the science of regeneration, seeing the soil and plants breathe, measuring carbon and water flows and why Russ is still very optimistic about the potential of regeneration.