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How can we eat in a way that nourishes us without starving the planet? Hosted by Nil Zacharias, co-founder of One Green Planet and co-author of the Eat For The Planet book, this podcast aims to provide answers by featuring conversations with food industry leaders, health and sustainability experts, as well as entrepreneurs and creative minds who are redefining the future of food.

How can we eat in a way that nourishes us without starving the planet? Hosted by Nil Zacharias, co-founder of One Green Planet and co-author of the Eat For The Planet book, this podcast aims to provide answers by featuring conversations with food industry leaders, health and sustainability experts, as well as entrepreneurs and creative minds who are redefining the future of food.
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How can we eat in a way that nourishes us without starving the planet? Hosted by Nil Zacharias, co-founder of One Green Planet and co-author of the Eat For The Planet book, this podcast aims to provide answers by featuring conversations with food industry leaders, health and sustainability experts, as well as entrepreneurs and creative minds who are redefining the future of food.

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Episodes

#89 - Your Super: Beating Cancer, Launching a Superfood Company and Spreading the Power of Plants

7/30/2019
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Michael Kuech and Kristel De Groot are co-founders of Your Super, a next-gen industry leader in plant-based living. They sell products that have the nutritional power of fresh produce and the convenience of supplements. The company was founded when Michael was playing tennis at the semi-pro level, and was diagnosed with cancer at age 24. He educated himself on cancer causes, and prevention resulting in a strict plant-based diet. Kristel made superfood mixes to assist in his recovery, and he...

Duration:01:05:22

#88 - How Chris Kerr and Chuck Laue Kick-Started Humane Investing and Helped Transform the Food Industry

7/10/2019
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This conversation was recorded live at the Plant Based World Conference & Expo in June 2019. It dives into the early beginnings of humane investing, nearly 10 years ago. Chris and Chuck also share their insights on the current state of the plant-based and cell-based foods industry, advice for entrepreneurs looking to raise investment, the M&A outlook for the near future, predictions for the segment in the decade ahead, and a whole lot more. Support the Podcast for as low as $5 per month:...

Duration:01:04:41

#87 - Beyond Meat: Seth Goldman on Turning a Mission Driven Business Into a Mainstream Revolution

6/19/2019
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This conversation with Seth Goldman was recorded live at the Plant Based World Conference & Expo on June 8, 2019 in New York City. It was the opening keynote on the second day of the expo, as part of the Eat For The Future Business Forum. Seth Goldman is co-founder of Honest Tea and Executive Chair at Beyond Meat. Support the Podcast for as low as $5 per month: https://www.patreon.com/eftp Show notes for this episode: https://eftp.co/seth-goldman More about Eat For The Planet:...

Duration:00:48:58

#86 - Perennial: Sara Bonham is Using Food Tech 2.0 to Change the Conversation Around Healthy Aging

6/5/2019
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Sara Bonham is a scientist and entrepreneur who co-founded Willow Cup, a California-based food-tech company dedicated to using the endless possibilities of plants to unlock the keys to better aging. The brand’s inaugural product, Perennial, a nutrient dense plant-based beverage, launched in Spring of 2019, and reimagines adult nutrition. Support the Podcast for as low as $5 per month: https://www.patreon.com/eftp Show notes for this episode: https://eftp.co/perennial More about Eat For...

Duration:01:07:31

#85 - Spero Foods: Reinventing Dairy and Eggs Without Compromising on Flavor or Nutrition

5/8/2019
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Phaedra Randolph is the founder and CEO of Spero Foods, a company that produces plant-based dairy and egg products that are optimized to maximize flavor, sustainability, and nutrition—while minimizing cost and eliminating harmful ingredients. Support the Podcast for as low as $5 per month: https://www.patreon.com/eftp Show notes for this episode: https://eftp.co/sperofoods More about Eat For The Planet: https://eftp.co/ Newsletter signup: https://eftp.co/newsletter Follow us on Facebook...

Duration:01:15:50

#84 - Hungry Planet: Bending the Curve on Human and Planetary Health with Plant-Based Meats

4/24/2019
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Todd Boyman is Co-Founder & CEO of Hungry Planet, the first company to develop a full range of premium plant-based meats -- including beef, chicken, pork, turkey, lamb and crab -- that handle, prepare, cook and taste like conventional meat. Support the Podcast for as low as $5 per month: https://www.patreon.com/eftp Show notes for this episode: https://eftp.co/hungryplanet More about Eat For The Planet: https://eftp.co/ Newsletter signup: hhttps://eftp.co/newsletter Follow us on...

Duration:01:09:09

#83 - Fry’s: An Iconic Global Plant-Based Brand Finally Arrives in America

4/17/2019
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The Fry Family Food Co. (Fry’s) is the leading plant-based brand in South Africa and sell their all plant-based products in over 8,000 stores across 28 countries. They now have more than 40 different products in their range and are finally entering the U.S. market in 2019. Support the Podcast for as low as $5 per month: https://www.patreon.com/eftp Show notes for this episode: https://eftp.co/frys More about Eat For The Planet: https://eftp.co/ Newsletter signup:...

Duration:01:27:10

#82 - Tashi Nyima: A Buddhist Monk's Perspective on How to Transform the Food Industry and Change the World

4/10/2019
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The Venerable Tashi Nyima is an ordained monk in the Jonang lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, and leads the Universal Compassion Buddhist Congregation. Known for his directness, clarity of expression, and sense of humor, Lama Tashi shares the Dharma in fluent English and Spanish. He has been an Animal Rights advocate since 1968, and leads twice-yearly meditation retreats for full-time vegan activists. Support the Podcast for as low as $5 per month: https://www.patreon.com/eftp Show notes for...

Duration:01:20:40

#81 - No Evil Foods: An Indie Food Brand's Journey into the Mainstream

4/2/2019
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No Evil Foods is a mission-driven business near Asheville, NC focused on impacting environmental sustainability, public health, and animal welfare through better food choices. Support the Podcast for as low as $5 per month: https://www.patreon.com/eftp Show notes for this episode: https://eftp.co/no-evil-foods More about Eat For The Planet: https://eftp.co/ Newsletter signup: hhttps://eftp.co/newsletter Follow us on Facebook and Instagram Follow Nil Zacharias on Twitter Contact us at...

Duration:01:08:18

#80 - Chad Sarno: Evolution of a Plant-based chef and the road to Good Catch Foods

2/6/2019
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Chad Sarno is a plant-based chef who is on a mission to get everyone in the world to consume more plants. Throughout his career, Chad has launched six plant-based restaurants in Istanbul, Munich, London and Belgrade, educated young chefs as VP of Plant-Based Wellness at Rouxbe Cooking School and served as the Global Health and Wellness Coordinator and R&D Chef for Whole Foods Market. If that wasn’t enough, he is also one of the creators of the Wicked Healthy brand along with his brother...

Duration:01:17:08

#79 - Plant Power Fast Food: Jeffrey Harris on Building a Vegan McDonald's

1/15/2019
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Jeffrey Harris is the co-founder of Plant Power Fast Food, an all vegan fast-food chain. In this conversation we get into: Why Jeffrey wanted to start a vegan fast food chain and how he found his co-founders to make it a reality. The changing landscape of fast food and he gives his take on big chains like White Castle and Carls Jr offering plant-based options. Jeffrey also shares his vision for what fast food chains will look like in the next decade, factoring shifting consumer...

Duration:01:09:19

#78 - Meatless Monday: Peggy Neu on Turning a Simple Idea into a Global Movement

12/12/2018
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Peggy Neu is the President of the Monday Campaigns, the non-profit that originally founded Meatless Monday. In this engaging conversation we get into: Meatless Monday’s strategy for success.How the organization has been able to get this initiative into schools, businesses, local governments, and countries all across the world. Insight into the simple power of the campaign and what they have done to make their approach to meat reduction so effective. Support the Podcast for as low as $5 per...

Duration:01:08:25

#77 - Pollution Studios: Asher Brown is Helping to Shape the Story of the Future of Food

12/5/2018
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Asher Brown is the CEO and Founder of Pollution Studios, a digital content agency, specializing in telling stories across a wide variety of platforms. Support the Podcast for as low as $5 per month: https://www.patreon.com/eftp Show notes for this episode: https://eftp.co/asher-brown Follow Nil Zacharias on Twitter Newsletter signup: https://eftp.co/newsletter Like Eat For The Planet on Facebook Contact us at eftp@eftp.co

Duration:01:11:05

#76 - Balanced: Audrey Lawson-Sanchez is Changing Menus Where it Matters Most

11/29/2018
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Audrey Lawson-Sanchez is the CEO of Balanced, a nonprofit aimed at making healthy food more accessible in workplaces, schools, hospitals, universities, and retail spaces across the country. In this conversation, we get into: The concept of food environments and how this plays a major role in our ability to choose better options. How institutions can change their overall approach to meal planning in order to foster better decision making. Success stories of schools and institutions that...

Duration:01:02:04

#75 - John Mackey on the Conscious Evolution of the Food System

11/20/2018
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John Mackey is the founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market. He helped fuel the rise of organic and natural food in the United States and also popularized the idea of “Conscious Capitalism.” John is a best selling author and recently came out with a companion to the, The Whole Foods Diet, called the Whole Foods Cookbook. Support the Podcast for as low as $5 per month: https://www.patreon.com/eftp Show notes for this episode: https://eftp.co/john-mackey-2 Follow Nil Zacharias on...

Duration:00:55:11

#74 - Ari Nessel on Why Perspective Matters if You Want to Change the Food System

11/14/2018
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Ari Nessel is an investor and philanthropist who is on a mission to transform the way we relate to our food and one another by funding companies and projects that are actively working to disrupt factory farming. Support the Podcast for as low as $5 per month: https://www.patreon.com/eftp Show notes for this episode: https://eftp.co/ari-nessel Follow Nil Zacharias on Twitter Newsletter signup: https://eftp.co/newsletter Like Eat For The Planet on Facebook Contact us at...

Duration:01:07:51

#73 - BlueNalu: Lou Cooperhouse on Growing Better Seafood to Save the Oceans

11/6/2018
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Considering the state of our oceans with overfishing driving fish stocks to the point of collapse, rising sea temperatures, ocean acidification, and plastic pollution infiltrating even the most remote and pristine waters of the world, we desperately need to find a viable alternative to wild caught and farmed fish. Seeing this gap, Lou, along with his co-founders, launched BlueNalu and set out to find the best scientists and investors to make their cellular aquaculture dreams come true. In...

Duration:01:00:19

#72 - Suzy Amis Cameron: On a Mission to Save the Planet – and Future Generations – One Meal at a Time

10/24/2018
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Suzy Amis Cameron is a noted environmental advocate, former actor and model, and mother of five. In addition to founding MUSE School with her sister Rebecca Amis, she has founded a number of environmental organizations, including Cameron Family Farms (together with her husband, director James Cameron), Plant Power Task Force, Food Forest Organics, and Red Carpet Green Dress. In this conversation we cover: One Meal a Day for the Planet (or OMD), the movement Suzy founded that is a...

Duration:01:07:01

#71 - Ryan Bethencourt: Reinventing Pet Food and Building the Post-Animal Bio Economy

10/10/2018
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Ryan Bethencourt is a scientist, entrepreneur, and biohacker. He is the CEO of Wild Earth, an innovative company that’s reinventing pet food as well as a Partner at Babel ventures, which helps fund emerging biotech companies. Ryan also co-founded IndieBio, an accelerator that helps scientists become entrepreneurs, which helped launched Memphis Meats, Clara Foods, New Wave Foods and more. Support the Podcast for as low as $5 per month: https://www.patreon.com/eftp Show notes for this...

Duration:01:26:37

#70 - How Can We Get Food Service Providers and Institutions to Add Plant-Based Foods to the Menu?

10/3/2018
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This episode features a recording of a panel discussion from the Reducetarian Summit, held in Los Angeles at the end of September 2018. The goal of the summit was to spark solution-driven conversations and inspire action that can help individuals and communities decrease meat consumption. I had the pleasure of moderating a panel called “Transforming Food Service” that focused on how can we encourage food service providers and institutions to promote and incorporate more plant-based foods on...

Duration:00:55:31