Meet the innovators and influencers at the intersection of food and technology. Tech Bites investigates the profound ways the rapidly evolving digital world is transforming how we discover, produce, and share food in the real world. Are the food revolution and the start-up generation in sync or in conflict? Host Jennifer Leuzzi explores how technology impacts our culinary lives. Get connected @TechBitesHRN on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter or email us TechBites@HeritageRadioNetwork.org. Tech Bites theme song "No Matta' CPU Track" by Uptown Nikko.
Spicy Green Book: Non-Profit Directory of Black-Owned Restaurants
Looking to volunteer at a non-profit to create change, support your community and fight racial inequality? There’s an app for that. On this episode of Tech Bites, host Jennifer Leuzzi talks with Spicy Green Book founder and CEO Danilo Baston, about building a international directory of Black-owned businesses. The volunteer staff includes photographers, designers and project managers, allowing SGB to collaborate with each business to tell their authentic story. This episode of Tech Bites is made possible by the generosity of Apeel, plant-based protection to help extend the shelf-life of produce.
Regenerative Farming with Harvest Returns and Pastureland Provisions
On this episode of Tech Bites, host Jennifer Leuzzi checks in with returning guests Chris Rawley and Austin Maness of Harvest Returns, the crowdfunding platform for farms. How have things been growing since their first appearance on Episode 168? Since the pandemic, the business has focused on two verticals, indoor farming and regenerative agriculture. Joining the conversation is Kevin Muno of Pastureland Provisions, a regenerative cattle farm that recently did a successful raise on the platform. It’s an approach that aims to solve both food supply and environmental issues with one philosophy.
MIT's 12th Sustainability Summit: Food For Thought
How has the COVID-19 pandemic has affected our current global food systems? And how can we fix it? MIT’s 12th annual Sustainability Summit, “Food for Thought: Leveraging Food for a Sustainable Future," aims to look at ways we can collectively improve food access and equity. The MBA student-led virtual event, taking place this November, will explore how innovations are changing the way the world produces, transports, stores, consumes, and disposes of food. On this episode of Tech Bites, host Jennifer Leuzzi talks with Brandon Lam, MBA student and Conference Co-Director and Jason Jay Senior Lecturer and Director of the MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative.
A toast to saving the planet and feeding the world!
Could a beer save the planet and feed the world? Every year, 1.3 billion tonnes of food produced for human consumption is lost and wasted. A staggering quaintly of food that could easily feed the 840 million people who are hungry. The UN designated September 29th as International Awareness Day of Food Loss and Waste to grow awareness and inspire action. Toast Ale and Interboro Ales & Spirits have joined together to release ‘United Rye Stout,’ a seasonable craft stout brewed with surplus nordic organic rye bread from Bread Alone Bakery. Upcycling surplus bread reduces food waste, and the land, water and energy requirements to produce and grow malt. On this episode of Tech Bites, host Jennifer Leuzzi talks with Toast Ale founder Tristram Stuart and Interboro Ales & Spirits Founder and Brewmaster Jesse Ferguson about their collaboration.
Smart Kitchen Summit 2020 Virtual
Smart Kitchen Summit 2020 is going virtual. Like so many events this year, the global pandemic has forced an evolution from in-person to online. Is the food tech world better positioned to go virtual? On this episode of Tech Bites, host Jennifer Leuzzi talks with The Spoon publisher Michael Wolf about the Smart Kitchen Summit 2020 and how they plan to execute the first ever worldwide virtual event. A highlight of the October event is the Startup Showcase, the longest running and most well known food tech startup competition. This year’s 10 finalist companies will have the opportunity to pitch and demo their innovation to a global audience of leading executives, influencers, journalists, analysts and funders interested in the space. Startups can enter to participate until September 15, 2020.
Back to School with YScooks
Will kids eat healthier if it’s a game? Can another digital platform be successful at teaching kids about good food? On this episode of Tech Bites host Jennifer Leuzzi talks with returning guest Julia Olayanju, founder of YScooks, a platform that employs technology to educate and inspire student to make healthier and sustainable dining choices. In partnership with schools and libraries, YScooks advocates for introducing the science of food, environmental issues, food safety and nutrition into educational curriculum K-12.
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Listening to this is good for your stomach! :)
This podcast celebrates the intersection of food and technology. Tech Bites, hosted by award-winning writer Jennifer Leuzzi, is the perfect companion for anytime listening. New listeners will find themselves subscribers within the first episode with of the caliber of guests, smart, relevant topics, and the witty banter of the host.
Tech Bites covers a cornucopia of subjects: Curious about your food waste? Episode 153 discusses upcycling food waste, how to do it, and interviews an expert on the subject. Are you interested in the latest food trend? Check out episode 127 on seaweed - hint: it’s not just for sushi anymore.
In addition, another fun part of each episode is a discussion on apps (no, not THAT kind), where guests go around the table and talk about one app that lives on their screen. Not once have I walked away without downloading a new app!
Really fun show! Jennifer knows this community inside and out.
What's not to love?!
Great podcast, with a great host. The intersection of food and tech is such a hot area and I love hearing what is going on in that space. The favorite app is always cool too. If you aren't listening to Tech Bites, you should be! :)