Interviews

New on the Podcast: Jeff Dunn on the Food Industry, Carrots, and Going Plant-Based

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For Bolthouse Farms CEO, Jeff Dunn, carrot-based products and other plant-powered meals are the next directions for the food industry.

New on the Podcast: Suzanne Adely, Sonia Singh Discuss Food Workers’ Rights

Suzanne Adely and Sonia Singh explain how the COVID-19 pandemic and Black Lives Matter movement are exposing food workers’ rights abuses. They discuss the protections food workers urgently need.

New on the Podcast: Tom Philpott, food and agriculture correspondent for Mother Jones Magazine, discusses his new book Perilous Bounty: The Looming Collapse of American Farming and How We Can Prevent It.

Author of Perilous Bounty, Tom Philpott, discusses the problems with the current state of U.S. agriculture and solutions for a resilient future.

New on Food Talk Live: Ted Nordhaus of The Breakthrough Institute on How Tech and Intensification Can Save Agriculture

On Food Talk Live: The Breakthrough Institute director Ted Nordhaus explains the research behind his arguments in favor of high-yield crops, intensified animal production, and a globalized supply of cheap food.

How Mega-Dairy and Meat Production Are Heating Up the Planet

Shefali Sharma, director of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, talks with FoodTank about her recent report “Milking the Planet” and the impact of the dairy industry on climate change.

Niman Ranch Farmers Raise Family to be Stewards of the Land

Niman Ranch family farmers, Brice and Melanie Hundling, offer insight into their sustainable farming.

New on the Podcast: Tom Colicchio and Irving Fain on Vertical Farming to Create a Sustainable and Safe Food System

Chef and Restaurateur Tom Colicchio and CEO of Bowery Farming Irving Fain discuss vertical farming and the ways that a localized farming model can create community resilience.

New on the Podcast: Teresa Romero Discusses Justice for Farmworkers

Teresa Romero, president of United Farm Workers, discusses food justice, fair pay, and the food system after COVID-19

New on the Podcast: Dr. William Dietz on the Epidemic of Obesity, Venkatesh Mannar on the 2020 Global Nutrition Report

Venkatesh Mannar discusses the findings from the 2020 Global Nutrition Report. Dr. William Dietz discusses effective policies to combat the growing epidemic of obesity.

New on the Podcast: James Rogers and Lauren Baker on Turning Big Ideas into Food System Realities

On Food Talk Live: Dani talks with Lauren Baker, the director of programs for the Global Alliance for the Future of Food, about how to account for the true costs of food production. Then, Apeel Sciences CEO James Rogers discusses food waste reduction.