Food & Economic Development Podcasts

Cheryl Queen, Compass Group

E17: Cheryl Queen on Corporate Responsibility and Power in the Food Industry

February 2019

Imagine working for a company that serves more than 5 billion meals worldwide every year. Balancing what people like to eat with corporate goals of promoting health, sustainability, and fair labor practices. Explore these ideas with Leading Voices in Food guest Cheryl Queen of Compass Group North America. Listen to Podcast/Read Transcript about E17: Cheryl Queen on Corporate Responsibility and Power in the Food Industry »


Shenggen Fan, Director General of IFPRI

E6: Shenggen Fan on Hunger, Climate Change and the Hope of Innovation

February 2019

What happens when a child is malnourished? Can such a child ever “catch up” later in life? Why does urbanization and obesity seem to go hand in hand—and what does this mean for food production? We’ll explore big picture food system questions today on the Leading Voices in Food with our guest Dr. Shenggen Fan. Listen to Podcast/Read Transcript about E6: Shenggen Fan on Hunger, Climate Change and the Hope of Innovation »


Renske Lynde of Food System 6

E12: Renske Lynde on Cultivating Food System Entrepreneurs for Impact

February 2019

Imagine if the focus of your work was to identify the most promising entrepreneurs, those who could potentially develop transformative and scalable food and agriculture solutions. Imagine working closely with those entrepreneurs as their ideas blossom and their businesses develop, promote organic gardening effort to tackle food insecurity and Silicon Valley to accompany that converts organic waste in the compostable bioplastic. How fun would this be? Such is the work of Renske Lynde, director of Food Systems 6, a nonprofit California public benefit corporation based in the San Francisco Bay area, whose mission is to support promising entrepreneurs who want to transform how we grow, produce and distribute food. Listen to Podcast/Read Transcript about E12: Renske Lynde on Cultivating Food System Entrepreneurs for Impact »


Dr. Hisham Moharram of The Good Tree project

E15: Hisham Moharram Talks Agripreneurship and The Good Tree

January 2019

Hisham Moharram describes himself as an agripreneur and an environmental and social justice activist. His life's goal is to establish a local food economy and to show people that we can produce food with environmental stewardship and faith-based agribusiness at the core. Listen to Podcast/Read Transcript about E15: Hisham Moharram Talks Agripreneurship and The Good Tree »


Aaron Gross, founder of Farm Forward

E26: Aaron Gross on Factory Farming and New Ways to Support Farmers

January 2019

What does it mean to be a conscientious consumer of food? Does it make a difference to the economy, the environment, or is it simply a personal decision? What do people of faith have to say about it? We'll explore these issues today on the Leading Voices in Food Podcast with our guest, Dr Aaron Gross, an Associate Professor of theology and religious studies at the University of San Diego. Listen to Podcast/Read Transcript about E26: Aaron Gross on Factory Farming and New Ways to Support Farmers »


A'dae Romero-Briones

E9: A'dae Romero-Briones on First Nations Food Systems

January 2019

What can food teach us about our community lifeways, past and present? Community food life ways or one way that first nations tribes can regain food sovereignty in the face of federal policies that have diminished native lands, imposed a non-native diet, and made it difficult to retain native languages. This is a core part of the work of today's guest on the Leading Voices in Food A'Dae Romero-Briones. Listen to Podcast/Read Transcript about E9: A'dae Romero-Briones on First Nations Food Systems »


Betsy Holden, CEO, Kraft Foods

Future of Food Policy: Businesses Must Adapt

August 2016

The world faces profound problems in supplying nutritious food to its growing population. 900 million people are undernourished. At the same time, 3 billion people will be moving into the middle class by 2030. Access to water is expected to be of concern. And currently a huge percentage of global food is wasted. Savvy business leaders are already trying to adapt to the changes they know are coming. "I think we all are excited by, but also daunted by the resource scarcity challenges coming forward," says Betsy Holden. Betsy is former co-CEO of Kraft Foods and CEO of Kraft Foods North America. Now she's a consultant for McKinsey & Company. She thinks part of the answer is in strategic partnerships. "Too many people are working on pieces of the puzzle, and not enough people are working across and really integrating and convening so that we're getting to more end-to-end solutions." This conversation is part of a series called The Future of Food Policy. The conversations were conducted at Duke University as a part of the development of a new initiative, the World Food Policy Center. Find out more: sanford.duke.edu/articles/world%E…haul-experts-say Listen to Podcast/Read Transcript about Future of Food Policy: Businesses Must Adapt »