Crops and Commodities

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: 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.

COVID-19 Is Hitting Kenyan Horticulture Exports Hard

Kenya’s horticulture export sector was booming, but now it is being pummeled by COVID-19 and travel restrictions. Some growers are finding new opportunities in local markets.

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.

New on the Podcast: Panera’s Sara Burnett and Farmer Ron Mardesen on Building Healthy, Humane Supply Chains

On Food Talk Live: Sara Burnett, the vice president for wellness and food policy at Panera, and Iowa farmer Ron Mardesen join Dani for a conversation about how everyone in the food system can work together to build healthier and more humane food supply chains.

New on the Podcast: Rose Hayden-Smith on the Recent Rise in Home Gardening

Emeritus Advisor Rose Hayden-Smith on crisis gardening in the U.S.

New on the Podcast: Dr. Maureen Miruka Discusses Women and Agriculture and Roger Thurow Talks Global Food Insecurity Amid American Abundance

Dr. Maureen Miruka discusses women and agriculture. Roger Thurow talks about global food insecurity amid American abundance

15 Indigenous Crops to Boost Your Immune System and Celebrate Biodiversity

Indigenous crops that are rich in nutrients like vitamins C and D, zinc, and iron can boost immune systems as well as the planet’s biodiversity—improving resilience to climate change, rebuilding soils, and supporting wildlife.

New on the Podcast: Tony Hillery Discusses Food Justice and Chandani Punia Talks About the Connection Between Hunger and Education

Founder of Harlem Grown, Tony Hillery, and Director of Development and Innovation at Akshaya Patra Foundation USA, Chandani Punia, join Dani on Food Talk Live