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Eat For The Planet with Nil Zacharias

Food & Cooking Podcasts

Eat For The Planet features conversations with food industry leaders, health and sustainability experts, as well as entrepreneurs and creative minds who are redefining the future of food.

Eat For The Planet features conversations with food industry leaders, health and sustainability experts, as well as entrepreneurs and creative minds who are redefining the future of food.

Location:

United States

Description:

Eat For The Planet features conversations with food industry leaders, health and sustainability experts, as well as entrepreneurs and creative minds who are redefining the future of food.

Language:

English


Episodes

#139 - Jennifer Jacquet: Big Meat and Dairy’s Climate Reckoning

5/5/2021
Jennifer Jacquet is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Studies at NYU. She is co-author of a recent study exploring the climate responsibilities of industrial meat and dairy producers. https://eftp.co/jennifer-jacquet

Duration:01:03:51

#138 - Errol Schweizer: We Won’t End Factory Farming Until We Dismantle The System (Part 2)

4/21/2021
A native of The Bronx, NY, Errol Schweizer is a 25+ year veteran of the food system, with experience in retail, food service, cooperatives, farmers markets, urban agriculture, community organizing and food policy. He has worked nearly every retail and service sector job, from grill cook and dishwasher, to stock clerk and purchasing manager. As the former V.P. of Grocery for Whole Foods, he spent over a decade bringing more than 6,000 products to market. https://eftp.co/errol-schweizer

Duration:00:48:33

#137 - Errol Schweizer: We Won’t End Factory Farming Until We Dismantle The System (Part 1)

4/21/2021
A native of The Bronx, NY, Errol Schweizer is a 25+ year veteran of the food system, with experience in retail, food service, cooperatives, farmers markets, urban agriculture, community organizing and food policy. He has worked nearly every retail and service sector job, from grill cook and dishwasher, to stock clerk and purchasing manager. As the former V.P. of Grocery for Whole Foods, he spent over a decade bringing more than 6,000 products to market. https://eftp.co/errol-schweizer

Duration:01:01:23

#136 - Pat Mooney on Two Different Futures for Food Systems

4/13/2021
Pat Mooney is the co-founder and executive director of the ETC Group, and is an expert on agricultural diversity, biotechnology, and global governance with decades of experience in international civil society. Since 1977, ETC group has focused on the role of new technologies on the lives and livelihoods of marginalized peoples around the world. In March 2021, the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food) released a new report in collaboration with the ETC Group:...

Duration:01:03:02

#135 - A Better Paperclip Maximizer?

4/1/2021
Are we trying to transform the food system or build better paperclip maximizers? https://eftp.co/better-paperclip-maximizer

Duration:00:13:39

#134 - Transforming Food Systems: Ruth Richardson and the Global Alliance for the Future of Food

3/29/2021
Ruth Richardson is Executive Director of the Global Alliance for the Future of Food, a strategic alliance of philanthropic foundations working together and with others to transform global food systems now and for future generations. https://eftp.co/global-alliance

Duration:00:55:29

#133 - Confirmation Bias and Negative Externalities

3/19/2021
Confirmation bias is the tendency to process information by looking for, or interpreting, information that is consistent with one's existing beliefs. This biased approach to decision making is largely unintentional and often results in ignoring inconsistent information. A negative externality exists when the production or consumption of a product results in a cost to a third party. https://eftp.co/confirmation-bias-negative-externalities

Duration:00:09:13

#132 - Greg Steltenpohl: Lessons From a Sustainable Food Pioneer

3/16/2021
Greg Steltenpohl, Founder of Califia Farms and plant-based pioneer passed away on March 11, 2021 at the age of 67. Greg founded Odwalla., which was acquired by Coca-Cola in 2001. He also co-founded the Interra Project in 2000, Adina for Life in 2004, and Califia Farms in 2010. Topics Covered: Why plant-based foods are a solution to our climate crisis. Greg’s thoughts on design as it applies to Califia’s product packaging. Building an impactful brand and a company culture that supports...

Duration:01:04:53

#131 - Helena Norberg-Hodge: A New (and Ancient) Vision for the Future of Food

3/13/2021
HELENA NORBERG-HODGE is a pioneer of the new economy movement and recipient of the Alternative Nobel prize, the Arthur Morgan Award and the Goi Peace Prize for contributing to “the revitalization of cultural and biological diversity, and the strengthening of local communities and economies worldwide.” She is author of the inspirational classic Ancient Futures, and Local is Our Future, and producer of the award-winning documentary The Economics of Happiness. The impact of the global market on...

Duration:01:04:53

#130 - Eat The Change: Seth Goldman on Beyond Meat, Innovation, and Scaling

3/7/2021
Seth Goldman is Founder of Eat the Change®, a platform to inform and empower consumers to make dietary choices aligned with their concerns around climate and health. Seth is also the Co-founder of PLNT Burger, Honest Tea and Chair of the board of Beyond Meat. Topics covered Beyond Meat's partnerships with McDonald's, Yum! Brands, and PepsiCo. Launch of the new brand and platform, Eat The Change. Seth Goldman's theory of change. Decentralized, local food economies vs. centralized, global...

Duration:00:53:02

#129 - From Food Chains to Food Sovereignty: A Reframing of the Food System with Sanjay Rawal

2/27/2021
Sanjay Rawal is an Indian-American documentary film director who has made films like Food Chains (produced by Eva Longoria and Eric Schlosser with narration by Forest Whitaker), 3100:Run and Become, and Gather (produced by Jason Momoa). This conversation illustrates the complexities involved in our food system through a broad lens.

Duration:01:07:00

#128 - EFFECT Partners: Systemic Solutions to Environmental and Social Challenges

1/14/2021
This episode features Christian Chamberlin from EFFECT Partners, a social change incubator that brings culture and business together to solve social and environmental challenges. Nil Zacharias has joined EFFECT as Partner and Head of Food Systems Innovation! More details here: https://eftp.co/effectpartners

Duration:01:31:29

#127 - MamaSezz: Making Meal-Time Easy With Whole Food Plant-Based Staples

11/19/2020
MamaSezz is a food company that makes meal-time easy with whole food plant-based staples to help you eat healthy at home. MamaSezz does all the shopping, chopping, and cooking for you so you can get all the nutritious benefits without all the work... and they deliver it right to your door. MamaSezz Meal Bundles come with support and nutrition education to give people the tools they need to eat, look and feel great. Learn more at https://eftp.co/mamasezz

Duration:01:16:07

#126 - Plantega: Improving Access to Delicious, Affordable Plant-Based Food

11/15/2020
Plantega is a unique food access initiative and distribution platform for plant based food. We have launched as a 3-month pilot in 3 independent corner stores (better known as bodegas in NYC) located in underserved communities. We are bringing products from some of the biggest plant-based brands, including Beyond Meat®, Eat Just, Good Catch, Miyoko’s, No Evil Foods, Follow Your Heart, Lupii, Pan’s Mushroom Jerky, nutpods, Hälsa Foods and Tofurky. Learn more at...

Duration:01:07:48

#125 - Renewal Mill: Fighting Climate Change With Upcycled Ingredients

10/2/2020
Renewal Mill is a next-generation ingredient company that fights climate change and global food loss by upcycling byproducts from food manufacturing into premium ingredients and products. More about this episode: https://eftp.co/renewal-mill Learn how Eat For The Planet can help your brand: https://eftp.co/services

Duration:01:00:19

#124 - Lupii: Offering a New Perspective on Protein

8/27/2020
This episode features Isabelle Steichen, the co-founder and CEO of Lupii. Lupii makes tasty, sustainable, plant-based fuel that will keep you running like a boss. Whether you're vegetarian, vegan, or just plain awesome—eating Lupii is the perfect way to nourish your body while making mama nature proud in the process. More about this episode: https://eftp.co/lupii Learn how Eat For The Planet can help your brand: https://eftp.co/services

Duration:01:05:52

#123 - Purpose-Powered Food in the Age of Pandemics and Social Unrest

7/13/2020
This episode features Sadrah Schadel and Mike Woliansky, the co-founders of No Evil Foods, a company focused on impacting environmental sustainability, public health, and animal welfare through better food choices and offers a range of texture-rich and nutrient-dense Plant Meats made from organic & Non-GMO ingredients, sold nationwide in 100% compostable cartons. More about this episode: https://eftp.co/no-evil-foods-2 Learn how Eat For The Planet can help your brand:...

Duration:01:07:13

#122 - Madeline Haydon on Leading in a Time of Uncertainty and Speaking up About Diversity

6/29/2020
Madeline Haydon is the Founder and CEO of nutpods, the first food brand from Green Grass Foods Inc., an independent, natural foods manufacturer based in Seattle, Washington, dedicated to introducing dairy-free products from plant-based ingredients. Introduced in 2015, nutpods quickly found a loyal consumer base with vegan, vegetarian, Whole30, paleo, and keto consumers who appreciate a high quality, plant-based creamer in their coffee and tea. nutpods is sold at retail locations nationwide...

Duration:01:09:30

#121 - PowerPlant Ventures: Dan Gluck on Accelerating the Plant-Based Food Revolution

5/26/2020
Dan Gluck is a Managing Partner at Powerplant Ventures (“PPV”) and current Board Member of PPV portfolio companies, Your Super, Rebbl, Thistle and Jot Coffee. Powerplant Ventures is a growth equity fund investing in emerging consumer food, beverage, foodservice and food-tech companies. PPV provides capital, strategic guidance and operating expertise to visionary teams leading disruptive plant-centric brands. Notable portfolio companies include breakout brands such as Beyond Meat, Ripple...

Duration:01:03:07

#120 - Miyoko Schinner on COVID-19 and the Unraveling of our Food System

5/7/2020
Miyoko Schinner is the fearless CEO/founder of Miyoko’s, a food brand combining culinary traditions with food technology to revolutionize dairy by making cheese and butter without cows. Through an innovative proprietary process that merges food science with old-world creamery methods, Schinner has successfully scaled the production of fermented cheese and cultured butter made from plants. Under Schinner’s visionary leadership, Miyoko’s has replaced animal-dairy products on the shelves of...

Duration:00:49:18