Rob Pera
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Rob Pera is a freelance audio producer in Los Angeles, CA who specializes in podcasts. He works with clients of all sizes, from networks and corporations to individuals with a podcast shaped twinkle in their eye. Robert believes that healthy, delicious food can be affordable and accessible. More information is available at robpera.com.

Regina Anderson Talks Food Recovery Network, COVID-19

“There’s no shortage of food. That has never been the case in America- we have so much food. We can throw most of it – almost all of it- away, and still have enough food to feed everybody. It’s just a distribution issue.”

Katherine Miller from the James Beard Foundation Talks COVID-19, the impact on restaurants, the future of food

“Nothing beats going out to a restaurant, I really look forward to the day that we’re all able to eat together again in some of our favorite places”

Mark Ritchie Talks Global Minnesota, COVID-19, and Expo 2027

“How do we treat each other when things are going well, and then how do we treat each other when things are really hard?”

Emily Broad Leib talks Food Law and COVID-19

“If part of what comes from this is that we realize all the people who are handling the food from the beginning on the farm to the end of the chain are really vital. We need to treat them better, pay them better, give them benefits.”

Mill City Farmers Markets Innovates Around COVID-19

“The biggest goal will be to keep the distancing possible. So, how do we move customers through quickly and safely, and change what markets have been, which is a place to congregate and socialize?”

Chef Steven Satterfield And Miller Union Respond to COVID-19

“It’s kind of like going through a grieving process, I would imagine. Because our restaurants are our second homes.”

School Lunches Are As Important As Ever, Says Fleishman

“When chefs are able to see that they can be creative with school food and they can help change the palates of our youngest generation – I think it brings more culinary talent into this field,” says Fleishman.

Gene Baur Talks Farm Animals In Crisis

“Government policies and laws are very important – and have enabled an inefficient system – and that has to change.”

Bob Martin Talks About Citizen Eaters and COVID-19

“I do think food is kind of the social issue of our time, when we’re not worried about being wiped out by novel flu virus”

Joi Chevalier from the Cook’s Nook talks about how COVID-19 is impacting food start ups

“Our own industry- they are the folks. There are twenty, thirty thousand people who worked at food companies, who now don’t have access to food,” warns Chevalier.