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.

New on the Podcast: Emily Broad Leib and Doug O’Brien Talk International Food Donation, and Chef Pierre Thiam Calls for Fonio on American Tables

On Food Talk Live: Dani talks with the creators of the new Global Food Donation Policy Atlas about mapping food donation and waste. Then, chef Pierre Thiam introduces the ancient African grain fonio and its potential to fight food insecurity and climate change.

New on the Podcast: Olivier De Schutter on Democratic Food Policy Reform

Olivier De Schutter describes his work at the intersection of human rights and food system reform.

New on the Podcast: Baldemar Velasquez on Amplifying the Voices of Migrant Farmworkers

International leader in the farmworkers and immigrants’ rights movement, Baldemar Velasquez, discusses migrant workers and organizing for change

New on the Podcast: Labor Leader Marc Perrone Explains Why Food Workers Are Still at Risk for COVID-19

On Food Talk Live: Marc Perrone, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, talks to Dani about labor issues during COVID-19.

New on the Podcast: Sara Roversi Talks Future Food Institute and Food Technology

Founder of Future Food Institute, Sara Roversi discusses the institute’s motives to help create a sustainable agri-food system.

New on the Podcast: Amy Senter on Leading Corporate Sustainability Strategy and Karen Lehman on Effective Ways to Fund Local Food Systems

According to Kellogg’s Amy Senter, the company is driving positive change in the food system through its commitment to a more sustainable supply chain. Fresh Taste director Karen Lehman describes her food system work and connecting large foundations with local communities, food producers and businesses.

New on the Podcast: Chef Marc Murphy on the Restaurant Industry and Finding New Opportunities

Renowned New York City Chef, Marc Murphy, joins Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg to discuss his career, new opportunities, food culture, and the restaurant industry emerging from the fallout of coronavirus

New on the Podcast: On World Oceans Day, Mark Zimring and Niaz Dorry Talk About Building Sustainable Fisheries of All Sizes

On Food Talk Live: Mark Zimring, who focuses on large-scale fisheries at The Nature Conservancy, talks about how to better monitor fishing practices around the world. Then, Dani is joined by Niaz Dorry, a community organizer and sustainability advocate who leads the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance and the National Family Farm Coalition.

New on the Podcast: Emily Simoness Talks the Intersection of Food and the Arts, Feeding Food-Insecure Families

The Founder and Executive Director of Ryder Farm, Emily Simoness, talks about SPACE’s contributions at Ryder Farm and the local community, and how the program integrates people into the food system.

Marc Oshima on Innovations in Urban Vertical Farming and Frida Herrera-Endinjok on Nutrition Justice

According to AeroFarms co-founder and CMO Marc Oshima, vertical farming and aeroponics can help slow climate change and support community food security. Later, student activist and master gardener Frida Herrera-Endinjok describes her approach to nutrition justice: building urban gardens and fighting food waste.