Our food system isn't broken, it was designed this way. And if it was designed this way, then it’s time for a redesign. That’s why we created this podcast. We believe in dialogue, collaboration, and creative inquiry, and talking to the people who are building the food systems we’ll need in the future ... right now. Let's dig in. For more info, visit www.ideo.com/food
Ep1: The Food System was Designed to Fail
Our food system isn’t broken. It was designed this way—and that means it’s time for a redesign. That’s why we started this podcast: we go where the questions are, looking at the gaps in current systems and talking to the people who are building the food systems we’ll need in the future... right now.
Ep2: The Future of Meat Under our Feet
How is a cattle ranch in northern California changing its ways to battle climate change? Plus, why a soil biogeochemist looks at the stuff that’s just under our feet as fertile ground for a new farming future. Also, grape hummus?
Ep3: Old Ag, New Crops
We’re talking Rusty Butz, Kernza bread, and peas in your mac n’ cheese. This episode is an exploration of Indigenous farming practices, ancient grains, and how regenerative farming might just show up on your plate or in your grocery cart.
Ep4: [Food] Waste Not Want Not
Invasive sushi, bread beer, cardboard cocktails—oh my. We’re traveling from Connecticut to the UK, into the ocean and out of the trashcan to find more foods that are available for the taking, but often overlooked by our rigid food systems and tastes.
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Ep5: Second Kelpings
We’re diving headfirst into the future of eating the sea to explore one of the coolest and most climate-enriching food trends you might have never tasted: kelp.
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Ep6: Hint Hint, Nudge Nudge
We’re talking about the psychology of decision-making, drinking “Al Gore’s Kool-aid” and “moo-ving away from beef and cheese.” We’re looking at how to help people make subtle shifts toward more climate friendly choices—sometimes without even realizing it.
Visit https://page.ideo.com/food-podcast-6 for full show notes.