A show exploring all the ways food and the businesses that serve it can be a force for good in the world. Hosted by Alex Coffin, the show looks at health, sustainability and community through the lens of food and the food service industry. Each episode, Alex talks with an expert guest about their life, their business and what Doing Good Through Food means to them.
Data driven insights and solutions to food waste - with Katy Franklin of ReFED
Katy Franklin is the Operations Director of ReFED - the only U.S. non-profit wholly dedicated to food waste reduction. It is a think tank that works with decision-makers across the food system to reduce food waste. ReFED’s work provides data-based...
How to stop food being wasted in offices - with Alyson Parkes and Chiara Gianusso of The Food Waste Project
This episode my guests are Alyson Parkes and Chiara Gianusso.Together, they co-founded The Food Waste Project – a consultancy service dedicated to preventing and reducing food waste from workplace catering operations.They focus on preventing food waste...
Getting food to vulnerable children while schools are closed - with Naomi Duncan of Chefs in Schools
Naomi is Chief Executive of Chefs in Schools - a charity working to improve the health of children through better school food & education.They realised that the closure of schools would have a disproportionate serious impact on those children for...
Food, drink, hospitality and marketing during the shutdown - with Mark MCC of Supersonic Inc
Mark MCC is one of the leading Food, Drink and Hospitality brand and marketing minds in world. He has a huge amount of experience as a marketer within major companies, as the founder of the leading agency WE ARE Spectacular and also as the founder of...
Plant remedies backed by science - with HILMA founders Hilary Quartner, Nina Mullen and Lily Galef
This episode my guests are Hilary Quartner, Nina Mullen and Lily Galef. Together, they co-founded Hilma – a company producing natural remedies backed by science. They wanted to know why though most products in their homes had changed over the last few...
Cleaning with food waste! - with Amanda Weeks of Ambrosia
Amanda is CEO and co-founder of Ambrosia, a New York-based company that combines waste management with closed-loop manufacturing. They noted that the largest component of food waste is water and that inside the 1.3 billion tons of food wasted globally each year is 45 trillion gallons of water. So, using their specialised biorefining process, they take food waste, recover the water and upcycle the residual components into an array of products.
Ambrosia is currently launching their first product, Veles - a multi purpose cleaner made with ingredients derived entirely from waste materials. They are able to say it is the world’s first closed-loop cleaning product and that it is actually resource negative, which is quite amazing.
We really delve into the fascinating and creative approach Ambrosia are taking to address our massive food waste problem. The conversation covers loads of areas, including:
How the idea to takle food waste in this way startedIssues getting fundingHow the first product has been brought to marketThe accidental discovery that lead directly to VelesThe types of food waste they are able to treatThe costs involved in making a truly ethical cleaning productHow they could partner with other producers to reduce the impact of their productsTo look into Ambrosia, the cleaning product Veles, and the issues discussed in the episode in more detail have a look at the following:
https://veles.comhttps://www.ambrosia.ioInstagramCost of the product