Episodes
“Every act of eating involves some element of choice.” Every day people around the world go to the store to purchase food and then sit down to a meal with their families. The meal may include bread made with wheat from Peru, salad with lettuce from California, and beef from Australia. All of these products end up on our plates through a vast interconnected global supply chain. While the supply chain creates a large number of food choices in wealthier countries, it does not always produce...
Published 12/23/21
Published 12/23/21
“Conflict and hunger, peace and food security. These are really inextricably linked.” As Afghans prepare for winter, they are on the brink of another crisis — hunger. War and conflict have shut down the economy, displaced hundreds of thousands, and caused food prices to rise. 22.8 million are facing acute food insecurity. People who have survived years of war are now at risk of dying without a single shot being fired. People around the world face severe challenges to access food because of...
Published 12/09/21
“While feeding ourselves, we should feed nature because it's by feeding nature that we will feed ourselves again.” There was a frenzied tension and intensity at COP26. In the final days of the conference, delegations from around the world were deep in negotiations to address our world’s most dire crisis – climate change. Young people were leading the way. The biggest youth delegation ever called on world leaders to make the drastic changes needed to ensure our planet has a future. But will...
Published 11/18/21
“Honduras has the potential to lead on solutions to address climate change” In the midst of Honduras’ rolling mountains and green forests, there are greenhouses growing mouth-watering fresh vegetables. Communities come together to prepare meals with these vegetables and sell the produce. Recurring droughts, intense floods, bark beetle, and more put Honduras on the frontlines of climate change. Despite the devastation, there is joy and hope to be found. Communities are coming up with...
Published 10/28/21
“Too much is not a good thing” Every time we go to the grocery store, we are surrounded by a seemingly infinite bounty of food. We may choose a yogurt thinking it is a healthy option only to realize it has as much sugar as a doughnut. Surrounded by choice, children in America and around the world are not getting the nutrition they need to grow healthy and strong.  In the second episode of Better Food. Better World., we talk about who is at the ‘top’ of the food chain and uncover the growing...
Published 10/14/21
“There is no such thing as cheap food.” For some of us, a typical day’s diet could be oatmeal for breakfast, bean salad for lunch, and fish and chips for dinner. Little do we know, the oatmeal was farmed unethically with illegal pesticides, the beans came from a country suffering from drought and the fish came from a company that illegally overfished foreign waters, destroying a way of life for generations of local fishermen. Like many of us, Special Advisor for the UN World Food Programme,...
Published 09/23/21
How do we ‘do food better?’ Better Food. Better World. poses this very question to listeners working in food policy and concerned global citizens alike. Over the course of 6 episodes, author Elizabeth Nyamayaro paints an audio picture of food systems around the world and the people involved from production to consumption, from farm to plate. In a world, where 811 million people go to bed hungry every single night while enough food to feed 2 billion people is wasted every single year, this...
Published 09/22/21