6 episodes

Woolworths presents Food for Thought, with your host, Redi Tlhabi. Discover the big, small and unexpected stories that are gripping the global food community.
 
We set out to evoke curiosity about the food landscape, as well as to help South Africans understand what they are consuming and why it’s important; by discussing, debating, demystifying and debunking food and its culture.

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Woolworths presents Food for Thought, with your host, Redi Tlhabi. Discover the big, small and unexpected stories that are gripping the global food community.
 
We set out to evoke curiosity about the food landscape, as well as to help South Africans understand what they are consuming and why it’s important; by discussing, debating, demystifying and debunking food and its culture.

    Ep. 6: Sustainable seafood: reality or myth?

    Ep. 6: Sustainable seafood: reality or myth?

    Do sustainable fishing practices and the plight of the oceans due to global warming impact how and where you buy your fish? In short, it should. However, the ‘save our oceans’ conversation can be complicated and overwhelming so this episode aims to unpack it and empower you to make better choices.

    Our host, Redi Tlhabi, explores if there’s such a thing as sustainable seafood, what the Woolworths sustainable seafood journey looks like and how South African fisherwomen are getting the recognition they deserve.

    Join Redi as she discovers enlightening information that will reveal what you can do to positively impact our oceans, and ultimately our future food landscape, by buying from transparent, fair and ethical seafood supply chains. Make sure to subscribe so that you never miss an episode!

    The content shared on this podcast is for discussion and information purposes only, and should not be taken as advice. The views and opinions discussed here are those of the podcast host and guests and do not represent those of Woolworths.

    Links you should know about:
    Woolworths: www.woolworths.co.za
    Woolworths Good Business Journey: https://www.woolworthsholdings.co.za/sustainability/our-good-business-journey/
    Abalobi: https://abalobi.org/
    SA’s entry into the 2021 Textile Biennial at Museum Rijswijk in the Netherlands: https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2021-10-29-food-for-thought-from-found-materials/

    • 30 min
    Ep. 5: How to break up with diets - forever!

    Ep. 5: How to break up with diets - forever!

    Tired of toxic diet culture and the constant pressure to try the latest fads? Join the club!

    In this very relatable episode of the ‘Food for Thought’ podcast, our host, Redi Tlhabi, demystifies the overwhelming world of healthy eating. Be liberated by this conversation as Redi explores topics such as the ‘health at every size’ revolution, intuitive eating, and ditching ‘dieting’ for a more holistic approach to nourishing both mind and body.

    This episode’s guests represent an array of women who have endured societal pressure to eat and look a certain way but fought back. They share their knowledge, expertise and personal stories to help you on your journey to food freedom.

    Join Redi as she discovers enlightening information that can help you enrich your physical, mental and emotional health. Make sure to subscribe so that you never miss an episode!

    The content shared on this podcast is for discussion and information purposes only, and should not be taken as advice. The views and opinions discussed here are those of the podcast host and guests and do not represent those of Woolworths.

    Links you should know about:
    Woolworths: www.woolworths.co.za
    Woolworths Good Business Journey: https://www.woolworthsholdings.co.za/sustainability/our-good-business-journey/
    Association for Dietetics in South Africa: https://www.adsa.org.za/
    Health at every size principles: https://asdah.org/health-at-every-size-haes-approach/
    Eat Ting recipe book: https://www.quivertreepublications.com/books/eat-ting-lose-weight-gain-heath-find/

    • 33 min
    Ep. 4: What is the great milk debate?

    Ep. 4: What is the great milk debate?

    There’s no doubt that milk is very important in South African culture but at what cost? Which side of the milk debate are you on? Or are you still weighing up the facts and opinions?

    Plant-based mylks are rising in popularity and with good reason. If you find yourself in that boat, what considerations should be made when choosing a dairy alternative?

    Our ever-curious host, Redi Tlhabi, explores the nuances of the great milk debate in this episode of Food For Thought. She touches on a myriad of points from the common misconceptions around lactose intolerance to the alarming reality of almond farming. She explores stories of hope from South Africans positively impacting the local alternative milk scene as well as those creating opportunities through modern-day dairy farming.

    Join Redi as she discovers enlightening information about what you can do to positively affect the food landscape in the short and long term. Make sure to subscribe so that you never miss an episode!

    The content shared on this podcast is for discussion and information purposes only, and should not be taken as advice. The views and opinions discussed here are those of the podcast host and guests and do not represent those of Woolworths.

    Links you should know about:
    Woolworths: www.woolworths.co.za
    Woolworths Good Business Journey: https://www.woolworthsholdings.co.za/sustainability/our-good-business-journey/
    Woolworths dairy farming: https://www.woolworths.co.za/content/article/good-business-journey/woodlands-dairy-farm/_/A-cmp213379
    Yococo dairy-free ice cream: https://www.google.com/search?q=yococo&oq=Yococo&aqs=chrome.0.35i39l2j0i512l2j0i10i512j0i512j0i10i512j0i30l2j0i10i30i625.1077j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
    Woodlands Dairies: https://www.woodlandsdairy.co.za/
    Amadlelo Agri: https://amadlelo.co.za/

    • 29 min
    Ep. 3: Can veganism help save the planet?

    Ep. 3: Can veganism help save the planet?

    Can a vegan diet help save the planet? What about the people who don’t want to give up meat but want to do their part? Is there a better solution for everyone?

    In episode 3 of the Woolworths ‘Food For Thought’ podcast, Redi Thlabi goes on another investigative journey to find the answers to these pertinent questions and more. She explores veganism, vegetarianism and flexitarianism with Chef Mokgadi Itsweng and the futuristic world of lab-grown meat with Tasneem Karodia, Co-founder and COO at Mzansi Meat. She chats to Catherine Bothner, head of consumer insights and trends at Woolworths Food who dissects the ‘great protein flip’ we’ve seen happening in the past few years.

    Join Redi as she discovers enlightening information that will reveal what you can do today to positively affect the food landscape both today and in the future. Make sure to subscribe so that you never miss an episode!

    Links you should know about:
    Woolworths: www.woolworths.co.za
    Woolworths Good Business Journey: https://www.woolworthsholdings.co.za/sustainability/our-good-business-journey/
    ProVeg International: https://corporate.proveg.com/
    Mzansi Meat: https://www.mzansimeat.co/
    ‘Veggielicious’ by Dorah Sithole: https://www.nb.co.za/en/view-book/?id=9780798181471
    All music and SFX licensed with permission from audiio.com

    • 30 min
    Ep. 2: What will we eat in 50 years?

    Ep. 2: What will we eat in 50 years?

    Have you ever wondered what we’ll be eating in 50 years? Will there be any fish left in the ocean? Will we be vegan or survive on hi-tech supplements or on bugs and cacti? Will it be possible to feed our planet’s growing population with our resources under threat as they are?

    In episode 2 of “Food For Thought”, host Redi Tlhabi takes us on another exciting food journey to explore these big questions. Featuring some of the leading voices in food and innovation right now, we hear from trends forecaster, Hannerie Visser and head chef and owner of Emazulwini restaurant, Mmabatho Molefe, amongst others. Everything from 3D printed food to sonic dining and the return to Africa’s roots of nose-to-tail dining.

    Join Redi as she discovers some enlightening information that will reveal what you can do today to positively affect the food landscape, both today and in the future. Make sure to subscribe so that you never miss an episode!

    Links you should know about:
    Woolworths:
    https://www.woolworths.co.za/

    Woolworths Good Business Journey: https://www.woolworthsholdings.co.za/sustainability/our-good-business-journey/

    The Morningside Shopping Centre Neighbour Roots Urban farm: https://www.morningsideshops.co.za/neighbour-roots/

    Mmabatho Molefe’s braai pap with lamb kidney: https://taste.co.za/author/mmabatho-molefe/

    All music and SFX licensed with permission from
    https://audiio.com/

    • 33 min
    Ep. 1: Why does all my food come in plastic?

    Ep. 1: Why does all my food come in plastic?

    Have you every wondered why so much packaging is used in grocery stores? Why is more not being done to eliminate the waste we produce as a society? What are supermarkets doing – if anything – to reduce the plastic that ends up in landfills?

    In the pilot episode of “Food for Thought”, Redi Tlhabi goes on an investigative journey to to discover the big, small and unexpected stories that are gripping the global food landscape.

    Redi’s journey of discovery is one every South African needs to take in the face of the recycling debate and on the way to creating a circular economy. Instead of feeling overwhelmed and helpless when it comes to recycling effectively, this episode will leave you empowered, and provide ways to become an active participant in shaping the future around you - and you’ll also find out why those pesky flies aren’t always a bad thing.

    Links you should know about:

    Woolworths: www.woolworths.co.za

    Woolworths Good Business Journey: https://www.woolworthsholdings.co.za/sustainability/our-good-business-journey/

    South African Plastics Pact: https://www.saplasticspact.org.za/

    • 35 min

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