Eat For The Planet with Nil Zacharias

Eat For The Planet with Nil Zacharias
Exploring the future of food

#86 - Perennial: Sara Bonham is Using Food Tech 2.0 to Change the Conversation Around Healthy Aging
Jun 5 • 67 min
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…
#85 - Spero Foods: Reinventing Dairy and Eggs Without Compromising on Flavor or Nutrition
May 8 • 75 min
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….
#84 - Hungry Planet: Bending the Curve on Human and Planetary Health with Plant-Based Meats
Apr 24 • 69 min
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….
#83 - Fry’s: An Iconic Global Plant-Based Brand Finally Arrives in America
Apr 17 • 87 min
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…
#82 - Tashi Nyima: How to Grow the Planet-Based Food Industry and Change the World
Apr 10 • 80 min
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…
#81 - No Evil Foods: An Indie Food Brand’s Journey into the Mainstream
Apr 2 • 68 min
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…
#80 - Chad Sarno: Evolution of a Plant-based chef and the road to Good Catch Foods
Feb 6 • 77 min
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…
#79 - Plant Power Fast Food: Jeffrey Harris on Building a Vegan McDonald’s
Jan 15 • 69 min
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…
#78 - Meatless Monday: Peggy Neu on Turning a Simple Idea into a Global Movement
Dec 12, 2018 • 68 min
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…
#77 - Pollution Studios: Asher Brown is Helping to Shape the Story of the Future of Food
Dec 5, 2018 • 71 min
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: Show notes for…
#76 - Balanced: Audrey Lawson-Sanchez is Changing Menus Where it Matters Most
Nov 29, 2018 • 62 min
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…
#75 - John Mackey on the Conscious Evolution of the Food System
Nov 20, 2018 • 55 min
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…
#74 - Ari Nessel on Why Perspective Matters if You Want to Change the Food System
Nov 14, 2018 • 67 min
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…
#73 - BlueNalu: Lou Cooperhouse on Growing Better Seafood to Save the Oceans
Nov 6, 2018 • 60 min
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…
#72 - Suzy Amis Cameron: On a Mission to Save the Planet – and Future Generations – One Meal at a Time
Oct 24, 2018 • 67 min
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…
#71 - Ryan Bethencourt: Reinventing Pet Food and Building the Post-Animal Bio Economy
Oct 10, 2018 • 86 min
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…
#70 - How Can We Get Food Service Providers and Institutions to Add Plant-Based Foods to the Menu?
Oct 3, 2018 • 55 min
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…
#69 - Victor Friedberg on Why We Need Moonshots For Better Food to Feed 10 Billion People by 2050
Sep 26, 2018 • 65 min
Victor Friedberg is the Co-Founder & Managing Director of S2G Ventures, a multi-stage food and agriculture venture fund investing in entrepreneurs whose products and services meet the shifting demands for healthy and sustainable food. He is also…
#68 - Josh Balk: Why the Fight for Farm Animal Welfare Is Far From Over
Sep 19, 2018 • 70 min
Josh Balk is Vice President of Farm Animal Protection for the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Support the Podcast for as low as $5 per month: Show notes for this episode:…
#67 - Jody Rasch: Investing in Vegan Food and Beyond
Sep 12, 2018 • 64 min
Jody Rasch is the Managing Trustee of VegInvest, an investment fund that provides early-stage capital and guidance to companies striving to replace the use of animals in food as well as lab research and testing. Support the Podcast for as low as $5…
#66 - Derek Sarno: Living in a Monastery, Loving Mushrooms, and Making Wicked Healthy Food
Sep 5, 2018 • 84 min
Derek Sarno is the Executive Chef and Director of Plant Based Innovation at Tesco. He is also the co-founder of Wicked Healthy, a plant-based food blog that he co-founded with his brother Chad Sarno, and is a co-founder of Good Catch Foods, an…
#65 - Plant Based World: Bringing the Plant-Based Movement to a Mainstream Audience
Aug 31, 2018 • 60 min
Ben developed the idea for Plant Based World Conference and Expo as a result of his own drastic transition to a plant-based lifestyle and earnest desire to make the world a better place. The expo is set to take place in June of 2019 and will serve as…
#64 - Victoria Moran Is Training the Next Generation of Vegan Changemakers
Aug 22, 2018 • 62 min
Victoria Moran is a renowned author, speaker, vegan lifestyle coach and educator, and the host of the popular podcast, Main Street Vegan. Victoria has been vegan for over three decades and has dedicated her career to helping people eat plant-based…
#63 - Liz Dee on Leadership, Empowering Vegan Women, and Funding the Future of Food
Aug 15, 2018 • 73 min
Liz Dee is the Co-President and Co-Owner of Smarties Candy Company, CEO of Baleine & Bjorn Capital, a firm that’s committed to investing in companies creating superior plant-based and cultured products, and Founder of Vegan Ladyboss, a global…
#62 - Alpine Organics: The Missing Nutrients in a Plant-Based Diet and How Matt Tullman Found a Solution
Aug 8, 2018 • 57 min
Matt Tullman is the CEO of Alpine Organics, a company on a mission to provide every individual who eats plant-based with the knowledge about, and access to, the essential nutrients required to thrive. Their first product, Complement, is a nutrient…
#61 - The Good Food Institute: Building the Good Food Future With Bruce Friedrich
Aug 1, 2018 • 64 min
Bruce Friedrich is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Good Food Institute or GFI, a non-profit that is working to transform animal agriculture by promoting the development of innovative alternatives to meat and seafood. Bruce has been…
#60 - Chef Charity Morgan Is Changing the Game in the NFL with Plant-Based Food
Jul 25, 2018 • 70 min
Charity Morgan is a plant-based chef who runs a meal service for NFL players. Chef Charity is married to Tennessee Titans outside Linebacker, Derrick Morgan, and their family’s decision to transition to a plant-based diet was largely inspired by…
#59 - What’s the Best Diet for Everyone? Cardiologist Dr. Joel Kahn Shares the Keys to a Healthy Life
Jul 18, 2018 • 61 min
Dr. Joel Kahn is a practicing cardiologist, a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine and an Associate Professor at Oakland University/Beaumont Hospital medical schools. He has authored 5 books and has made…
#58 - Outstanding Foods: Bill Glaser on Plant-Based Bacon Chips and Beyond
Jul 11, 2018 • 62 min
Bill Glaser is the CEO and founder of Outstanding Foods, a plant-based food company that is about to launch their premiere product, bacon chips, under the brand Pig Out. Support the Podcast for as low as $5 per…
#57 - Veestro: Plant-Based Food Delivered to Every Doorstep with Monica Klausner
Jun 28, 2018 • 62 min
Monica Klausner is the Co-Founder and CMO of Veestro, a plant-based meal delivery service that uses organic ingredients and is completely preservative and GMO-free. Support the Podcast for as low as $5 per month:…
#56 - What is a Reducetarian? Brian Kateman Has the Answer and Explains Why it Matters
Jun 20, 2018 • 61 min
Brian Kateman is the co-founder and president of the Reducetarian Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing consumption of meat, eggs, and dairy to create a healthy, sustainable, and compassionate world. Support the Podcast for…
#55 - Kristie Middleton: The Fight to Get Schools, Hospitals, and Other Institutions to Go Meatless
Jun 13, 2018 • 41 min
Kristie Middleton is managing director of Farm Animal Protection for The Humane Society of the United States, or the HSUS, and working with food service providers in schools is a big part of her job. Support the Podcast for as low as $5 per…
#54 - The Most Sustainable Nut Milk? Exploring the Power of Macadamia Nuts with Jim Richards of Milkadamia
Jun 6, 2018 • 59 min
Jim Richards is the CEO of Milkadamia. While surely there are a number of companies who are just looking to make a fast buck in the plant-based milk space, for Jim, producing macadamia-based dairy alternatives is about so much more. Support the…
#53 - How to Grow Plant-Based with Michele Simon: The Policy Challenge
May 30, 2018 • 40 min
Michele Simon is the executive director of the Plant Based Foods Association. She has a background as a public health lawyer and there are few people who understand the nuances of the challenges and opportunities in the plant-based food space better…
#52 - The Essential Nutrient You’re Probably Deficient in: John Shegerian on Why You Need to Get SOM Sleep
May 23, 2018 • 79 min
John Shegerian is the co-founder and CEO of SOM Sleep, a company that makes an all natural, vegan, non-GMO, allergen free, non-habit forming beverage that is formulated to help individuals achieve better sleep. Support the Podcast for as…
#51 - REBBL: Sheryl O’Loughlin on the Perils of Entrepreneurship and the Power of Adaptogens
May 16, 2018 • 55 min
Sheryl O’Loughlin is the CEO of REBBL, a company that makes plant-based super herb beverages. In this far-ranging and fascinating conversation, Sheryl and I dive into why she decided to jump in head on as the CEO of REBBL. Support the Podcast for…
#50 - Julie Piatt: Using Food as a Healer, and Turning Joy and Love Into Products
May 9, 2018 • 82 min
Julie Piatt aka “SriMati” is an author, podcast host, plant-based chef, motivational speaker, meditation guide, yoga teacher, and singer. At the core of all of Julie’s offerings is an opportunity for an expansion of our perspectives; a gain of…
#49 - Purple Carrot: Andy Levitt on Making Plant-Based Cooking Easy
May 2, 2018 • 60 min
Andy Levitt, the Founder and CEO of Purple Carrot, spent the bulk of his career in the pharmaceutical industry. After getting diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in 2012, Andy saw that integrating more plant-based meals into his diet not only made a…
#48 - Dr. Michael Greger on Plant-Based Meats, Processed Foods, and How to Eat What You Love and Not Die
Apr 25, 2018 • 37 min
Dr. Michael Greger is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues, specifically the benefits of a plant-based diet on health. Support the Podcast for as low…
#47 - Fora: Reinventing Butter and Getting Your Startup Off the Ground
Apr 18, 2018 • 53 min
Aidan Altman and Andrew McClure are the founders of the up-and-coming plant-based food startup, Fora. Their signature FabaButter is made using aquafaba, the starchy water that comes in cans of chickpeas, and is palm oil free – two traits that…
#46 - Rich Roll on Food Tribalism, Building an Authentic Brand, and Keeping it Real
Apr 11, 2018 • 78 min
Rich Roll is an ultra-endurance athlete and full-time wellness and plant-based nutrition advocate.If you are familiar with the world of plant-based lifestyle and wellness, chances are you have heard Rich’s popular podcast and maybe even read his book,…
#45 - Can Anyone Build a Food Company? Madeline Haydon and the Incredible nutpods Story
Apr 4, 2018 • 63 min
Madeline Haydon is the Founder and CEO of the fast-growing brand, nutpods, a dairy-free creamer made from a blend of almonds and coconuts. Support the Podcast for as low as $5 per month: Show notes for this episode:…
#44 - Women Chefs Shifting Power Dynamics and Changing the Conversation in the Food World
Mar 28, 2018 • 69 min
Nina Curtis, Peggy Chan, and Sophia Hoffmann are renowned chefs who were in New York in March 2018 for the International Women’s Day dinner hosted at the James Beard Foundation by WCR. Not only were all the chefs cooking for the event women, but all…
#43 - The Eat For The Planet Book: The Inspiration, the Process, and the Change We Hope to See in the Food System
Mar 21, 2018 • 55 min
Gene Stone and I talk about our new book, Eat For the Planet. Some of the things we cover include: How we met and decided to write a book about the connection between food and the environment. The book publishing business and…
#42 - The End of Animal Farming, Effective Altruism, and the Quest to Expand our Moral Circle with Jacy Reese
Mar 14, 2018 • 57 min
Jacy Reese is the co-founder and Research Director of Sentience Institute, a nonprofit think tank researching how social movements succeed in expanding humanity’s moral circle using the perspective of effective altruism. Support the Podcast for as low…
#41 - Packaged Food Nutrition Basics for Food Manufacturers and Consumers with Dietician Brenda Davis
Mar 7, 2018 • 85 min
This is one of the longest interviews I’ve conducted and I promise you this is a conversation about food, health and nutrition unlike any you have heard before. Whether you are a food manufacturer or trying to learn more about health and nutrition,…
#40 - Borough President Eric Adams Plans to Transform Brooklyn and the Nation With Plant-Based Food
Feb 28, 2018 • 38 min
I recently had the honor of sitting down with Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams to hear more about his journey back to health using plant-based nutrition. Adams has turned his personal success into a citywide campaign. He holds discussions about…
#39 - Saving the World One Bite at a Time: The Eat For The Planet Book
Feb 20, 2018 • 5 min
The Eat For The Planet book is going to be released on March 20, 2018, and is available for pre-order now! This fast-paced, fact-rich, graphic-heavy book discusses the connection between factory farming and environmental destruction…
#38 - How Social Media Influencers Are Shaping Our Food Culture With Jenné Claiborne
Feb 14, 2018 • 59 min
I recently had the chance to chat with Jenné Claiborne, author of The Sweet Potato Soul Cookbook. In our conversation, we discuss how she went from being a waitress at a vegan restaurant in NYC to a sought-after YouTuber, Instagrammer…
#37 - Can Technology Save Us? Ela Madej on Capitalism, Artificial Intelligence, and the Race to Feed 10 Billion
Feb 7, 2018 • 41 min
Ela Madej is a successful tech entrepreneur and a founding partner of Fifty Years, a venture capital firm focused on working with companies combining purpose and profit to solve some of the world’s biggest problems. Support the Podcast for as low as…
#36 - Next Level Burger: Redefining the American Burger Experience
Jan 31, 2018 • 77 min
I caught up with Matt and Cierra de Gruyter, the Founders of Next Level Burger, while they were in New York for their grand opening and they were kind enough to share their time and insights with me. This is by far one of the most fun interviews…
#35 - So You Want to Disrupt the Food System? Lisa Feria Explains How
Jan 24, 2018 • 67 min
Lisa Feria is the CEO of Stray Dog Capital, a venture capital firm that is focused on driving alternatives to the use of animals in the supply chain through investments, expertise, and support. Support the Podcast for as low as $5 per…
#34 - Protein: The Good, the Bad, and the Scary with Kathy Freston
Jan 17, 2018 • 60 min
Kathy Freston is a wellness activist and writer with a focus on healthy eating and conscious living. She is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous books and has been featured on The Ellen Show and The Oprah Winfrey Show, as well as many…
#33 – Chris Kerr, the Original Vegan Investor, on Shaping a New Food Industry
Jan 10, 2018 • 69 min
Chris Kerr is one of the first people to help funnel early-stage investments for vegan food companies. In the early 2000s, he worked with the Humane Society of the United States to manage their investments into the plant-based food industry and played…
#32 - Dr. Will Tuttle on Why You Should Question Your Cultural Food Programming
Jan 3, 2018 • 38 min
Dr. Will Tuttle is an award-winning speaker and author. A former Zen monk with a Ph.D. from U.C., Berkeley, he has worked extensively in intuition development, spiritual healing, meditation, vegan living, and cultural evolution. Support the Podcast…
#31 - The Politics of Meat and Dairy with Marion Nestle
Dec 27, 2017 • 28 min
Marion Nestle has devoted her career to educating the public about how the food industry influences our society and personal health, serving as the Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University as well…
#30 - Paul Shapiro on Clean Meat and the Quest to End Factory Farming
Dec 20, 2017 • 63 min
Paul Shapiro has spent the bulk of his career fighting on behalf of animals. As the vice president of policy engagement for the Humane Society of the United States, Paul works to promote legislation and policies that benefit the thousands of animals…
#29 - Matthew Kenney on How Chefs Can Craft the Future of Food
Dec 13, 2017 • 44 min
Matthew Kenney is one of the most well-known chefs in the plant-based space. With a number of restaurants in the U.S. and overseas, Matthew is undoubtedly a pioneer in the world of high-end plant-based cuisine. But he is interested in much more than…
#28 - Vegan Mayo Pioneer Bob Goldberg on How to Follow Your Heart and Not Sell Out
Dec 6, 2017 • 61 min
Bob Goldberg is the CEO and co-founder of Follow Your Heart. Bob and his 3 co-founders opened a vegetarian market and restaurant in Canoga Park, California nearly 47 years ago. Since then, the company has transformed into a thriving consumer packaged…
#27 - How Google Does Food: Scott Giambastiani On Upgrading to Plant Forward
Nov 29, 2017 • 50 min
As the Global Program Chef at Google, Scott Giambastiani is in charge of feeding some of the most brilliant people in the world. Not only that, though, he has the added challenge of making the cafeterias and dining experiences in all of Google’s…
#26 - Mark Bittman on Eating Less Meat, the Problem with Dietary Labels and Why Chefs Need to Go Away
Nov 22, 2017 • 26 min
For more than two decades Mark Bittman’s popular stories appeared in the New York Times, where he was ultimately the lead food writer for the Sunday Magazine and became the country’s first food-focused Op-Ed columnist for a major news publication….
#25 - How to Eat Healthy on a Budget: Gunnar Lovelace of Thrive Market Has the Solution
Nov 15, 2017 • 55 min
Gunnar Lovelace is the founder and co-CEO of Thrive Market, an online retailer that is making healthy living accessible to Americans by providing organic and non-GMO groceries at discounted rates. Having grown up poor, with a single mom, Gunnar is…
#24 - Let Them Eat Meat! Ethan Brown of Beyond Meat on Redefining Meat Using Plants
Nov 8, 2017 • 57 min
Ethan Brown is the CEO and Founder of Beyond Meat and he has one simple goal: make meat out of plants. In our conversation, Ethan shares details about how close his company is to creating a product that perfectly mimics the taste, texture, smell,…
#23 - Sweet Earth Foods: Kelly Swette on Building a Modern Plant-Based Brand and Selling to Nestlé
Nov 1, 2017 • 53 min
Kelly Swette is the CEO of Sweet Earth Enlightened Foods and her ultimate goal is to change the food system and make convenient, sustainable, and healthy foods the new norm. In our conversation, we talk about her incredible journey with the company…
#22 - Ocean Hugger Foods: Launching a Plant-Based Alternative to Raw Tuna with David Benzaquen
Oct 25, 2017 • 78 min
David Benzaquen is the CEO of PlantBased Solutions, a strategic brand management and marketing agency for plant-based products, and Ocean Hugger Foods, a company that makes vegan seafood alternatives. Support the Podcast for as low as $5 per…
#21 - Art Meets Purpose: Designing Conscious Food Experiences With Ravi DeRossi
Oct 19, 2017 • 59 min
Ravi DeRossi owns 15 successful restaurants and cocktail bars in New York City – and he’s on a mission to make every item on their menus plant-based. In this engaging and unique conversation, he also shares his bold vision and gives exclusive…
#20 - How Tofurky Stays Authentic as it Evolves: Jaime Athos on the Dawn of a New Era
Oct 11, 2017 • 62 min
Jaime Athos, CEO of Tofurky discusses how Tofurky has managed to stay independent and family-funded throughout their monumental success. Jaime shares a variety of insights from his thoughts on the responsibility he inherited from his step-father to…
#19 - Bite-Sized News: 3 Hot New Food Trends
Oct 4, 2017 • 31 min
This week’s episode highlights news and trends in the plant-based food industry based on what I saw at this year’s Natural Products Expo East, recently held in Baltimore. I identify the following 3 trends as the hottest new ones to keep an eye on:…
#18 - A Food Entrepreneur’s Journey With Miyoko Schinner, the Queen of Vegan Cheese
Sep 27, 2017 • 63 min
Miyoko Schinner is Founder and CEO of Miyoko’s Kitchen. In this interview we talk about her recent success with Miyoko’s Kitchen as well as the challenges she faced scaling the business. From the simple logistics she wishes she had thought through…
#17 - How Media is Shaping the Future of Food
Sep 20, 2017 • 67 min
This episode features my recent interview with Jerry Sever for Plant-Based Business Week, an online conference that showcased 30+ of the world’s top experts across the plant-based industry.
#16 - Hope Springs Eternal in a Food Swamp, Thanks to Stephen Ritz of Green Bronx Machine
Sep 13, 2017 • 47 min
Stephen Ritz, the founder of Green Bronx Machine, is a Bronx native and educator in the public school system, who has seen how an excess of cheap, unhealthy food can negatively impact a community.
#15 - Califia Farms: Building the Food and Beverage Company of the Future with Greg Steltenpohl
Sep 6, 2017 • 91 min
I recently had the honor of sitting down with Greg Steltenpohl, co-founder and CEO of Califia Farms, a company that makes dairy-free milks, citrus juices, and specialty coffee drinks.
#14 - Good Food Can Change the World: Craig Cochran on Growing a Restaurant Business in NYC
Aug 30, 2017 • 62 min
Craig Cochran is the co-owner of Terri, a 100 percent plant-based fast casual restaurant with 3 locations in NYC. He also recently launched a new restaurant, P.S. Kitchen that caters to a more high-end palate and donates all their profits to charity. In…
#13 - The Plant Based Foods Association: Michele Simon on the Fight to Create a Better Food System
Aug 23, 2017 • 65 min
Michele Simon is the executive director of the Plant Based Foods Association, a trade group with over 80 members, whose goal is to level the playing field for plant-based food.
#12 - The Rigged Economics of American Meat and Dairy With David Simon
Aug 16, 2017 • 56 min
In this episode, I speak with David Simon, lawyer, sustainable consumption advocate, and author of the book Meatonomics. In our chat, we get into the externalized costs of the meat industry, specifically, the burden on taxpayers, the environment, and of…
#11 - Rules of Healthy Eating Decoded by Dr. Michelle McMacken
Aug 9, 2017 • 82 min
Dr. Michelle McMacken is a board certified internal medicine physician at Bellevue Hospital and an assistant professor of medicine at NYU School of Medicine. She is an advocate for plant-based nutrition and has helped transform the lives of many of her…
#10 - Can Seafood be Sustainable? Captain Paul Watson of Sea Shepherd on How to Save the Oceans
Aug 2, 2017 • 58 min
Few people have a better understanding of the oceans and their current state than Captain Paul Watson, President, CEO and founder of Sea Shepherd.
#9 - No Soil, No Sunshine, No Problem! Meet the Farmer of the Future, Growing Real Food Indoors – Rob Laing, CEO of Farm.One
Jul 26, 2017 • 69 min
Rob Laing, the CEO of Farm.One is a farmer of the future! He runs a thriving hydroponic farm that specializes in growing rare and exotic herbs and greens – right out of the Institute of Culinary Education in the heart of New York City. an agriculture…
#8 - A Broken Food System: How Does Conventional Animal Agriculture Impact Our World (Reducetarian Summit Panel)
Jul 22, 2017 • 67 min
This episode features a recording of a panel discussion from the Reducetarian Summit, held in New York City in May 2017. The goal of the summit was to spark solution-driven conversations that can help individuals and communities decrease meat…
#7 - Ripple Foods: Adam Lowry on Creating a Ripple in the Food System
Jul 19, 2017 • 55 min
Adam Lowry, co-founder and co-CEO of Ripple Foods, is on a mission to create the purest plant protein and a ripple effect in the food system. Using a proprietary technology, Adam and his co-founder Neil Renninger, have successfully made milk from…
#6 - David Bronner on Going Beyond Organic and Fighting the Industrial Food Machine
Jul 12, 2017 • 54 min
David Bronner, CEO of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, the top-selling brand of natural soaps in North America dishes some hard facts and truth about sustainable agriculture. David starts off by getting into the fascinating backstory of Dr. Bronner’s…
#5 - Secrets to Building a Plant-Based Food Empire with T.K. Pillan, Co-Founder of Veggie Grill
Jul 5, 2017 • 67 min
In this episode, I speak with T.K. Pillan, co-founder of Veggie Grill, the largest all vegan restaurant chain in the United States about his experience building a successful food business. T.K. is now also an investor and co-founded Powerplant…
#4 - John Mackey of Whole Foods Market on the Healthiest Way to Eat for the Planet
Jul 1, 2017 • 46 min
I had the pleasure of sitting down with John Mackey, founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market to discuss his thoughts on how best to eat with the planet, keeping your personal health in mind. Mackey helped fuel the rise of organic and natural food in the…
#3 - The Future of Meat Without Animals: Bruce Friedrich on How Technologies Like Plant-Protein and Cellular Agriculture Are Making it Possible
Jun 28, 2017 • 71 min
When it comes to understanding the future of food, there are few people who know more than Bruce Friedrich, the Executive Director of the Good Food Institute (GFI) and founding partner of New Crop Capital. Support the Podcast for as low as $5 per…
#2 - Gene Baur Ends the Debate Between Vegans and Meat Eaters
Jun 21, 2017 • 50 min
Gene Baur, President of Farm Sanctuary talks about the problems with our food system and explore solutions both meat eaters and vegans can agree on. Gene has spent the past 30 years fighting for a more just food system and believes that “people…
#1- Khaled, the Vegan Saudi Prince on the End of Factory Farming and the Solution to Climate Change
Jun 14, 2017 • 67 min
Dive into the future of meat production and the battle against climate change with Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal, founder and CEO of KBW Ventures. Khaled is not your typical venture capitalist/investor. Not only is he a member of the Saudi royal…
Why #EatForThePlanet?
Jun 13, 2017 • 4 min
Introduction to #EatForThePlanet With Nil Zacharias