The Stories Behind Our Food | An Equal Exchange Podcast

The Stories Behind Our Food | An Equal Exchange Podcast

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The Stories Behind Our Food podcast explores what we eat and how it gets to us. What are the human stories beyond the labels at a grocery store? Equal Exchange is one of the largest and most successful worker co-ops in the US and one of the largest Alt…


The Afterlife of Food
Jul 22 • 31 min
Learn all about compost and about how a social enterprise functions from special guest Igor Kharitonenkov of Bootstrap Compost.
Organizing for the Long Haul
May 20 • 35 min
Longtime food activist Rob Everts shares organizing stories and tips.
Big Doesn’t Just Happen. Big is Allowed to Happen.
Mar 29 • 34 min
In this episode, join Joe Maxwell, executive director of the Organization for Competitive Markets, as he explains how Big Food hurts American farmers, workers, and shoppers.
Total Eclipse of the Heart
Mar 18 • 32 min
Lots of us like to fantasize about what a career in chocolate might be like. In this episode, Dary Goodrich gets real with us about his job as Chocolate Products Manager. Learn about the process for developing delicious new bars, like the intense 92…
Farmers Sharing Knowledge for Better Chocolate — and Better Outcomes
Feb 19 • 33 min
Small-scale cacao farmers can learn from each other to make the food they grow more delicious and improve the stability of their businesses.
Conflict, Coffee Farmers, and the Nobel Peace Prize
Dec 11, 2018 • 34 min
Learn about how a project with small-scale coffee farmers in the Democratic Republic of Congo helps survivors of sexual assault – and how you can take action.
Why Does Good Food Sell Out?
Nov 27, 2018 • 38 min
Capital Coordinator Daniel Fireside explains how companies can be set up to avoid selling out – and how ethical investment can help.
Back to the Food Co-op
Oct 22, 2018 • 28 min
In the first-ever episode of our storytelling podcast, Susan Sklar takes us back to the early days of the natural foods movement, and shows how we’ve come full circle.