Episodes
Riana Lynn is the founder of Journey Foods, a food tech company that supports cutting-edge product management and data services for food businesses. A biologist turned serial entrepreneur, Riana has developed high-growth, nationally recognized technology, and food businesses. Her accomplishments have been featured on MIT 35 under 35, CNBC, Forbes, USA Today, Wired, TechCrunch, Entrepreneur Magazine, Food Tank and more. Journey Foods’ portfolio intelligence and lifecycle management software...
Published 01/05/22
Julie Piatt aka “SriMati” is a mystic mother, musician, artist, chef, author and healer who has lived her life immersed in devotion and expansive creativity. She is also the creator of SriMu, a company that makes artisanally crafted NOT cheeses made with plant based ingredients. Julie is is a powerful living example of how to love ourselves more so that we can live our unique design in full and expansive self expression. Show Page: https://eftp.co/srimu Newsletter signup:...
Published 12/23/21
Richard Munson is the author of Tesla: Inventor of the Modern, and his latest book—Tech to Table: 25 Innovators Reimagining Food—was released in September 2021. Other publications include From Edison to Enron that recounts the history of electricity. Cardinals of Capitol Hill traces the machinations of congressional appropriators who control government spending, and Cousteau: The Captain and His World examines the ocean explorer and filmmaker. Show Page:...
Published 12/21/21
Andre Menezes is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Next Gen, the parent company of TiNDLE. Next Gen is a Singapore-based food tech company with a mission to create delicious and satisfying food products, all with the power of plants. Show Page: https://eftp.co/next-gen-foods Newsletter signup: https://eftp.co/newsletter Follow us on Instagram Follow Nil Zacharias on Twitter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 11/15/21
Eric Adams is New York City’s Mayor-Elect and the city’s first plant-based mayor to hold office. This episode was recorded and originally published in February 2018. Show Page: https://eftp.co/new-york-city-mayor-eric-adams Newsletter signup: https://eftp.co/newsletter Follow us on Instagram Follow Nil Zacharias on Twitter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 11/03/21
Louisa Burwood-Taylor is the Chief Editor of AgFunderNews where she covers food and agriculture, with a focus on new technology and startup investment. Her career spans over 10 years and involves a variety of different beats, mostly financial, including time at the Financial Times Group and Euromoney in Asia. She turned her attention to agriculture over seven years ago as the founding editor of Agri Investor, the first publication dedicated to investment in the sector.  Show Page:...
Published 10/30/21
Shannon Falconer is the CEO and Co-Founder of Because, Animals, the only company developing cultivated meat for pets. Show Page: https://eftp.co/because-animals Newsletter signup: https://eftp.co/newsletter Follow us on Instagram Follow Nil Zacharias on Twitter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 10/21/21
Plantega is on mission to make plant-based food more accessible and equitable. We partner with innovative brands and provide a turnkey solution that empowers corner stores in urban hubs like New York City to earn revenue selling delicious and affordable plant-based foods. This interview first appeared on the This or Something Better Podcast. Show Page: https://eftp.co/plantega-story-so-far Newsletter signup: https://eftp.co/newsletter Follow us on Instagram Follow Nil Zacharias on...
Published 10/12/21
Madeline Rotman is the Head of Sustainability for Imperfect Foods where she focuses on reducing waste across the company’s operational practices and the food supply system at large. Imperfect Foods is reimagining grocery delivery and on a mission to eliminate food waste and build a kinder, less wasteful world. They offer thoughtful eaters sustainable, affordable groceries that make the weekly chore of shopping an effortless and delightful experience. With scheduled weekly deliveries they help...
Published 10/10/21
On this episode I share a new model I have been exploring that tries to make sense of current debates and approaches to fixing our food system and how to spot opportunities for growth. Episode Transcript: https://eftp.co/news/2021/4/1/breakthroughs-adaptations Newsletter signup: https://eftp.co/newsletter Follow us on Instagram Follow Nil Zacharias on Twitter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 09/03/21
Josh Balk is the vice president of farm animal protection for the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). In addition, he is a co-founder of Eat Just, the food technology company that produces the Just Egg and sold the world’s first ever no-kill meat in Singapore. Topics covered on this podcast The state of the farm animal protection movement and its intersection with larger food system issues.  Whether the movement to improve the lives of farmed animals strategically compliments or is...
Published 08/23/21
Tyler Mayoras is the Cofounder and CEO of Cool Beans. Tyler has spent more than 20 years in private equity investing and consulting, focused on sustainable food and agriculture. After adopting a plant-based lifestyle and seeing the incredible health benefits, he wanted to continue helping to create a sustainable future of food and worked with partners to create the 100% plant-based taste adventure that is Cool Beans. Topics covered on this episode: What is Cool Beans and why Tyler decided...
Published 08/16/21
Isha Datar is Executive Director of New Harvest, a nonprofit research institute that funds open, public cultured meat research.  Topics covered on this podcast What is New Harvest and how Isha got started in the field of cellular agriculture. The basics of growing food from cells and the interdisciplinary nature of this new scientific field. Safety concerns around cell-cultured meat and how they are being addressed. Should we fear the technology of creating meat from cells? The current...
Published 08/09/21
Lasse Bruun is an advocacy expert in climate, sustainable agriculture and food systems. He leads 50by40, a collective impact organization working towards a fair, healthy and compassionate food system. He has led high-level international dialogues and campaigns in more than 20 countries, the EU Parliament, FAO, UNFCCC and International Whaling Commission. Topics covered on this episode: The role of Governments and regulations globally. Pros and cons of engaging with big meat companies to...
Published 08/01/21
Bruce Friedrich is founder and president of the Good Food Institute, an international nonprofit that is reimagining meat production. With more than 100 team members across GFI's U.S. team and five affiliate offices, GFI is building a world where alternative proteins are the default choice. Questions explored on this episode: What problem(s) connected to the food system is the Good Food Institute trying to solve? What are the causes of the problems? Who is responsible/who bears the...
Published 06/10/21
Michele Simon is a public health attorney, food policy expert, author, and thought leader in the plant-based foods industry. Questions explored on this episode: Can market-based solutions fix the problems with the food system? What can we learn from trends in the natural and organic foods industry? Are plant-based foods displacing animal-based foods?  What's the impact of acquisitions and consolidation in the plant-based foods industry? Are private label plant-based brands good for...
Published 05/26/21
Gene Baur is an author, activist and the President and Co-founder of Farm Sanctuary. Questions explored on this episode. Should we minimize harm within the dominant industrial food model or focus efforts to develop a decentralized, local/regional, community-oriented food system? Can plant-based foods truly be a solution to the problems with our current system, or will they get swept up by a model that thrives on extraction, exploitation, oppression, and appropriation of land? Is big meat...
Published 05/12/21
Jennifer Jacquet is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Studies at NYU. She is co-author of a recent study exploring the climate responsibilities of industrial meat and dairy producers. Show page: https://eftp.co/jennifer-jacquet Newsletter signup: https://eftp.co/newsletter Follow us on Instagram Follow Nil Zacharias on Twitter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 05/05/21
A native of The Bronx, NY, Errol Schweizer is a 25+ year veteran of the food system, with experience in retail, food service, cooperatives, farmers markets, urban agriculture, community organizing and food policy. He has worked nearly every retail and service sector job, from grill cook and dishwasher, to stock clerk and purchasing manager. As the former V.P. of Grocery for Whole Foods, he spent over a decade bringing more than 6,000 products to market. Show Page:...
Published 04/21/21
A native of The Bronx, NY, Errol Schweizer is a 25+ year veteran of the food system, with experience in retail, food service, cooperatives, farmers markets, urban agriculture, community organizing and food policy. He has worked nearly every retail and service sector job, from grill cook and dishwasher, to stock clerk and purchasing manager. As the former V.P. of Grocery for Whole Foods, he spent over a decade bringing more than 6,000 products to market. Show Page:...
Published 04/21/21
Pat Mooney is the co-founder and executive director of the ETC Group, and is an expert on agricultural diversity, biotechnology, and global governance with decades of experience in international civil society. Since 1977, ETC group has focused on the role of new technologies on the lives and livelihoods of marginalized peoples around the world. In March 2021, the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food) released a new report in collaboration with the ETC Group:...
Published 04/13/21
Are we trying to transform the food system or build better paperclip maximizers? Show Page: https://eftp.co/better-paperclip-maximizer Newsletter signup: https://eftp.co/newsletter Follow us on Instagram Follow Nil Zacharias on Twitter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 04/02/21
Ruth Richardson is Executive Director of the Global Alliance for the Future of Food, a strategic alliance of philanthropic foundations working together and with others to transform global food systems now and for future generations. Show Page: https://eftp.co/global-alliance Newsletter signup: https://eftp.co/newsletter Follow us on Instagram Follow Nil Zacharias on Twitter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 03/29/21
Confirmation bias is the tendency to process information by looking for, or interpreting, information that is consistent with one's existing beliefs. This biased approach to decision making is largely unintentional and often results in ignoring inconsistent information. A negative externality exists when the production or consumption of a product results in a cost to a third party. Show Page: https://eftp.co/confirmation-bias-negative-externalities Newsletter signup:...
Published 03/19/21