Ever wonder how that perfect piece of avocado toast made it onto your plate? Or how the avocado grew from a food to a phenomenon? For the Love of Avocados, a podcast by Mission Produce, is your one-stop shop for all things avocados. With almost four decades of fresh avocado experience, we’re here to “guac” about tips and tricks, avocado farming, marketplace trends and everything in between. Still hungry for more avocado knowledge? Visit us at www.missionproduce.com to learn more!
#10: For the Love of Ending Food Waste in the Home
Dana Gunders, national expert and strategic advisor for food waste reduction, joins us to look at the state of food waste in the home. We discuss major causes and practical solutions for food waste at the consumer level, and how to reduce waste around the holidays, including Thanksgiving.
#9: For the Love of Avocado Demand: Part 1
In this special episode, we are joined by none other than Steve Barnard, CEO & Founder of Mission Produce, to open up a series on the birth of the global avocado phenomenon. Steve introduces us to the growth of the avocado category and gives an overview of where global supply and demand are today.
#8: For the Love of Food Safety, with PMA and California LGMA
In this episode, we dive into all things food safety with industry experts Dr. Max Teplitski, Chief Science Officer of PMA, and Tim York, CEO of California LGMA. We debunk the myths around keeping food safe, look at the importance (and increase) of produce recalls, and learn what consumers can do to prevent food-borne illness.
#7: For the Love of a Healthy Brain on Food
Harvard Nutritional Psychiatrist, Dr. Uma Naidoo, author of national bestseller, “This Is Your Brain on Food,” speaks to us about eating for brain health and mental well-being. We discuss the importance of eating your greens, grains, spices, and the doctor’s go-to healthy fat, the avocado.
#6: For the Love of Avocado Farming
Growing the perfect avocado is no easy feat. So, what does it take to manage a farm and keep the trees producing bountiful fruit? In this episode, we sit down with 5th generation avocado farmer from California, Scott Cummings, about the process of growing avocados and his lifestyle in the groves. We speak about the 2021 California season, manual labor, water and irrigation, how input costs affect the end-price for consumers, and how his avocados ultimately make it around the world!
#5: For the Love of Shopper Insights with IRi (Summer 2021)
So how has the pandemic affected how consumers shop for groceries? Are they eating healthier? Are they ordering online more? We look at the data and the latest shopper insights with Jonna Parker, Principal of the Fresh Center of Excellence at Information Resources, Inc. (IRi). We discuss consumer trends we saw during the pandemic, changes in purchase habits, increases in e-commerce, and how consumer behaviors are anticipated to change moving forward. And, of course, what this all means for avocados, produce, and grocery shopping overall.
Great podcast! As an industry insider, I’m excited to report that I’m learning some new things. Thank you for diving in to all things avocado!
Love this show
Valuable avo info & fascinating guests!
Love the avocado info and tips as well as the entertaining and fascinating guests. Thanks Mission Produce!