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New Food Order is a podcast exploring the business of tackling our climate and social crises through food & agriculture


Through nuanced conversation and debate, we’re embarking on a learning and unlearning journey to unearth how we might design business and finance to have maximum positive impact for people and our planet.


We speak with leading farmers, entrepreneurs, execs, investors, and other stewards on key topics like:


Will plant-based, lab-grown meat, and regenerative agriculture save the world?Is carbon neutral enough?What are the most people and planet friendly business and finance models?How might we best honor and learn from indigenous communities?How might we avoid the unintended consequences of new innovation?

New Food Order is hosted is brought to you by AgFunder and Food+Tech Connect. The hosts are Danielle Gould and Louisa Burwood-Taylor.

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    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

New Food Order is a podcast exploring the business of tackling our climate and social crises through food & agriculture


Through nuanced conversation and debate, we’re embarking on a learning and unlearning journey to unearth how we might design business and finance to have maximum positive impact for people and our planet.


We speak with leading farmers, entrepreneurs, execs, investors, and other stewards on key topics like:


Will plant-based, lab-grown meat, and regenerative agriculture save the world?Is carbon neutral enough?What are the most people and planet friendly business and finance models?How might we best honor and learn from indigenous communities?How might we avoid the unintended consequences of new innovation?

New Food Order is hosted is brought to you by AgFunder and Food+Tech Connect. The hosts are Danielle Gould and Louisa Burwood-Taylor.

    De-Commodifying Carbon and our Industrial Food Systems, with Tom Goldtooth

    De-Commodifying Carbon and our Industrial Food Systems, with Tom Goldtooth

    Carbon markets are emerging as a leading tool for tackling our climate crisis, but are they actually getting to the root of the crisis? 


    In this episode, we speak with Tom Goldtooth (Dine’ and Dakota), executive director of the Indigenous Environmental Network, an organization of Indigenous Peoples building economically sustainable, environmentally just, healthy communities.


    Tom is particularly knowledgeable about the growing use of regenerative agriculture to capture carbon in our soils to sell as carbon credits, but has concerns about how it is progressing as a new form of colonization and corporate ownership of lands, and through that, our food supply. So in this conversation, we speak with him about how businesses and communities might approach the climate and social crises.


    We discuss:


    Tom’s take on carbon marketsThe commodification of nature and how corporations can decolonize themselvesWater rightsCultivating an indigenous mindset both at an individual level and from a business perspectiveThe role of technology in food sovereigntyWhat an ‘Indigenous Just Transition’ should look like

    Tom has been recognized for his achievements throughout the past 40 years as a change maker within the environmental, economic, energy and climate justice movement and is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2015 Gandhi Award and in 2016 was presented Sierra Club’s highest recognition, the John Muir award.


    He co-produced an award-winning documentary film in 1999, Drumbeat for Mother Earth, addressing the effects of the bio-accumulation and biomagnification of toxic chemicals in the natural food web and bodies of Indigenous Peoples.






    Links & Resources:


    Indigenous Environmental Network: https://www.ienearth.org/


    Drumbeat for Mother Earth (film): http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/dfme.html 


    Just Transition: https://www.ienearth.org/justtransition/


    Vandana Shiva: http://navdanya.org/


    Global Alliance on Rights of Nature: https://www.garn.org/


    Subscribe to our newsletters that track all of the business, tech, and investment trends in food: https://tinyurl.com/nfonewsletters


    Follow us on Instagram: @newfoodorderpod


    Follow us on Linkedin: @agfunder & @foodtechconnect






    This series is sponsored by Foodshot Global & New Hope Network.


    New Hope Network


    New Hope is a media and business intelligence company, covering natural products trends, industry insights and marketplace data that educate the industry about key issues, like regenerative agriculture, sustainability, responsible sourcing and more. Visit newhope.com.


    FoodShot Global


    FoodShot leverages resources from investors around the world to provide non-dilutive, equity, and post-investment capacities to innovators. Find out more at foodshot.org.


    New Food Order is brought to you by AgFunder and Food+Tech Connect. Visit agfunder.com and foodtechconnect.com to find out more.






    And a huge thank you to everyone who helped us bring this podcast to life: 


    Production: Cofruition, Anna de Wolff, Pamela Rothenberg 


    Audio Editing: Mercy Barno 


    Original Music: Rodrigo Barbera 


    Art: Lola Nankin & Rekai E. Campbell 


    Project Management: Patrick Carter

    • 43 min
    We're at the Beginning of a Food Revolution, with Sam Kass

    We're at the Beginning of a Food Revolution, with Sam Kass

    “We're in the beginning of a total revolution, and I'm excited about it.” 


    This week, we speak with Sam Kass, former White House senior policy advisor, chef, author, and venture partner at Acre Venture Partners, about the transformation occurring across the food and agriculture industries. Not since the Green Revolution, which introduced new agricultural inputs like synthetic fertilizers and dramatically increased crop yields the world over, has the industry seen such change.


    There has been an explosion in the development and adoption of technologies to address food and agriculture’s multifaceted environmental challenges. But what will it take to actually transform the system to make it way better for all people and our planet?


    In this lively conversation, we discuss:


    Sam’s personal journey from chef to nutrition policy advisor for the Obamas to venture capitalistWhether we need a new food order and if it’s even possibleThe challenges and risks of applying the typical VC model to the food and agriculture sectorCarbon markets and the ethics involvedThe importance of mindset and cultural shift in agricultureThe Inflation Reduction Act

    Sam Kass is the former Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition in the Obama administration, Executive Director of Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Campaign, and the Obama family chef. As one of the First Lady’s longest-serving advisors, he helped her create the first major vegetable garden at the White House since Eleanor Roosevelt’s victory garden. Today, Sam is a partner at Acre Venture Partners. He is also the author of ‘Eat a Little Better: Great Flavor, Good Health, Better World’.


    Nothing in this material is (or should be considered to be financial, investment or other advice on which reliance should be placed. No opinion given in the material constitutes a recommendation by the guest or hosts that any particular investment, security, transaction or investment strategy is suitable for any specific person. Their trading strategies do not guarantee any return and New Food Order shall not be held responsible for any loss that you may incur, either directly or indirectly, arising from any investment based on any information contained herein, or any loss that you may incur, either directly or indirectly, arising from any investment based on any information contained herein. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results.


     


    Links & Resources:


    Carbon resources


    https://medium.com/@pledge_app/a-beginners-guide-to-navigating-carbon-markets-ec290a6d1bdf


    https://carboncredits.com/what-are-carbon-credits-in-agriculture/


    https://www.ctvc.co/giving-carbon-credit-where-its-due/


    https://www.ctvc.co/the-dirt-on-soil-carbon-sequestration/


    https://agfundernews.com/carbon-is-not-a-dirty-word-the-case-for-recarbonizing-our-soils


    https://agfundernews.com/the-carbon-question-making-global-carbon-markets-work-for-farmers


    https://agfundernews.com/the-pros-and-cons-of-government-involvement-in-carbon-credit-markets


    https://agfundernews.com/agri-carbon-market-map-companies-helping-harness-benefits-regen-ag


    https://agfundernews.com/carbon-credits-in-ag-dishing-the-dirt


     


    Sam’s firm: https://acre.vc/


     


    Startups


    https://www.loambio.com/


    https://meati.com/


    https://inari.com/ 


     


    Inflation Reduction Act: https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/public-and-social-sector/our-insights/the-inflation-reduction-act-heres-whats-in-it (edited)


     


    Subscribe to our newsletters that track all of the business, tech, and investment trends in food: https://tinyurl.com/nfonewsletters


    Follow us on Instagram: @newfoodorderpod


    Follow us on Linkedin: AgFunder & Food+ Tech Connect






    Thank you to our partners New Hope Network & FoodShot Global






    New Food Order is brought to you by AgFunder and Food+Tech Connect. Visit agfunder.com and foodtechconnect.com to find out more.

    • 44 min
    Looking to our Indigenous Past for a Regenerative Future, with Nathalie Kelley

    Looking to our Indigenous Past for a Regenerative Future, with Nathalie Kelley

    From food and agriculture to fashion and economics, 'regenerative’ has become a buzzword over the last few years. But regeneration is not a new concept at all. It is a paradigm and set of agricultural practices that indigenous peoples have practiced for millenia. 


    This week, Danielle and Louisa speak about looking to our indigenous past for a regenerative future with Nathalie Kelley, an actress of Quechua descent, most recently starring in the #1 Netflix series The Baker and the Beauty and the Fast & the Furious movie series. With a background in social science and policy, Nathalie strives to tell stories that educate and inspire. She is on the boards of both Kiss The Ground and the Fungí Foundation, using her platform to elevate Indigenous wisdom and technologies as a means of coming back into justice and harmony with our ecosystems. She is in deep devotion and service to the entire web of life, advocating in particular for the health of our soil, water, the fungí and forests. Her mission is the preservation of biodiversity, including cultural and myco-diversity on the planet. 


    In this powerful, inspiring, and, at times, heartbreaking conversation, we discuss:


    The human and environmental costs of our climate crisis and industrial agriculture The connection between personal health and planetary healthWhy and what we can learn from indigenous peoples to build a regenerative future and feed the worldIndigenous and low tech solutions to combating climate change issuesNathalie’s regenerative learning journey Tips for starting your own regenerative learning journeyPractical changes we can make in our everyday lives





    Warning: Some of what is shared in this episode may be upsetting or could be triggering, especially for Indigenous listeners.






    Links & Resources:


    Fungi Foundation: https://www.ffungi.org/


    Kiss The Ground (documentary & movement): https://kissthegroundmovie.com/


    SEED, the untold story (documentary): https://www.seedthemovie.com/


    Ninth Revolution (book by Professor Sayed Azam-Ali): https://sayedazamali.com/?page_id=47


    Ernst Gotsch - syntropic farming founder: https://believe.earth/en/ernst-gotsch-the-creator-of-the-real-green-revolution/


    Ecosystem Restoration Camps: https://ecosystemrestorationcamps.org/






    New Food Order is brought to you by agfunder.com and foodtechconnect.com 


    Subscribe to our newsletters that track all of the business, tech, and investment trends in food: https://tinyurl.com/nfonewsletters


    Follow up on Instagram: @newfoodorderpod


    Follow us on Linkedin: @agfunder & @foodtechconnect






    This series is sponsored by New Hope Network & Foodshot Global.






    Production: Cofruition, Anna de Wolff, Pamela Rothenberg


    Audio Editing: Mercy Barno


    Original Music: Rodrigo Barbera


    Art: Lola Nankin & Rekai E. Campbell


    Project Management: Patrick Carter

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Is the World Better Off with Your Business in it? with Paul Polman

    Is the World Better Off with Your Business in it? with Paul Polman

    What does it actually mean to build a people and planet-friendly company?


    In this episode, Danielle and Louisa speak to Paul Polman, former CEO of Unilever from 2009 to 2019 and Co-Author of “Net Positive: how courageous companies thrive by giving more than they take.” Paul Polman works to accelerate action by business to achieve the UN Global Goals, which he helped develop. He has been described by the Financial Times as “a stand-out CEO of the past decade”.


    In this conversation they discuss:


    What it means to be a net positive businessSpecific steps leaders and companies can take to become more people and planet friendlyThe business case for net positivity





    Links & Resources:


    Net Positive: how courageous companies thrive by giving more than they take.Race to Zero CampaignFirst Mover CoalitionInternational Sustainability Standards BoardImagine





    Thank you to our partners:


    New Hope Network


    New Hope is a media and business intelligence company, covering natural products trends, industry insights and marketplace data that educate the industry about key issues, like regenerative agriculture, sustainability, responsible sourcing and more. Visit newhope.com


    FoodShot Global


    FoodShot leverages resources from investors around the world to provide non-dilutive, equity, and post-investment capacities to innovators. Find out more at foodshot.org.


    New Food Order is brought to you by AgFunder and Food+Tech Connect. Visit agfunder.com and foodtechconnect.com to find out more.






    And a huge thank you to everyone who helped us bring this podcast to life:


    Production: Cofruition, Anna de Wolff Evans, Pamela Rothenberg


    Audio Editing: Mercy Barno


    Original Music: Rodrigo Barbera


    Art: Lola Nankin & Rekai E. Campbell


    Project Management: Patrick Carter

    • 36 min
    Introducing: New Food Order

    Introducing: New Food Order

    Our current global food system contributes to one-third of greenhouse gas emissions each year. It is a system that has profited hugely at the expense of people and our planet.


    As the need to tackle our climate crisis becomes ever more urgent, is it time to ask ourselves whether we need a New World Order for food; a ‘New Food Order’?


    In this brand-new podcast series, journalist Louisa Burwood-Taylor and entrepreneur Danielle Gould embark on a journey of discovery, speaking to farmers, entrepreneurs, executives, investors, celebrities, advocates, and more. Through nuanced conversation with diverse voices, New Food Order explores how we might rethink and redesign our food system to have maximum positive impact for people and our planet.


    In this first episode, Louisa and Danielle invite us to leave our egos at the door and to step into the conversation with an open mind and an open heart. They introduce us to some of the key ideas and concepts that they’ll be exploring throughout the series and they experience a sharp reality check with the very first question they ask their guests!


    Join us on this journey and subscribe now!


    About Our Hosts:


    Louisa Burwood-Taylor is Head of Media & Research at AgFunder and chief editor of its news site AFN, with 15 years of financial journalism experience. She has covered a range of financial products and markets during her career, from equities and institutional investment in Asia to structured bonds in Europe, before turning her attention to food and agriculture nearly 10 years ago. She’s been responsible for launching two publications: an institutional investment intelligence service for the Financial Times and the first-ever title focused on agriculture investment, Agri Investor.


    Danielle Gould is the Founder and CEO of Food+Tech Connect, the first community for food innovation that is best know for their weekly newsletter that tracks all of the business, tech and investment trends from farm to fork. She is also the co-Founder and co-CEO of Alpha Food Labs, a consultancy where she works with some of the world’s largest companies to create products and innovation strategies that are better for people and our planet. Danielle was named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business and one of Fortune and Food & Wine Magazines Most Innovative Women in Food.


    Thank you to the guests featured in this episode:


    Carol Sanford, Executive Producer at The Regenerative Business Summit


    Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin, Co-Founder at Regenerative Agriculture Solutions


    Paul Polman, Business leader, campaigner and co-author of ‘Net Positive: how courageous companies thrive by giving more than they take’.


    And a huge thank you to everyone who helped us bring this podcast to life:


    Production: Cofruition, Anna de Wolff Evans, Pamela RothenbergAudio Editing: Mercy BarnoOriginal Music: Rodrigo BarberaArt: Lola Nankin & Rekai E. CampbellProject Management: Patrick Carter

    About our Partners:


    New Hope Network: New Hope is a media and business intelligence company, covering natural products trends, industry insights and marketplace data that educate the industry about key issues, like regenerative agriculture, sustainability, responsible sourcing and more. Visit newhope.com.


    FoodShot Global: FoodShot leverages resources from investors around the world to provide non-dilutive, equity, and post-investment capacities to innovators. Find out more at foodshot.org.


    New Food Order is brought to you by AgFunder and Food+Tech Connect. Visit agfunder.com and foodtechconnect.com to find out more.

    • 16 min
    Trailer: New Food Order

    Trailer: New Food Order

    Welcome to New Food Order!


    New Food Order is a podcast investigating the business of tackling our climate and social crises through food and agriculture.


    Through nuanced conversation and debate, we’re embarking on a learning and unlearning journey to unearth how we might design business and finance to have maximum positive impact for people and our planet.


    We speak with leading farmers, entrepreneurs, execs, investors, and other stewards on key topics like:


    Will plant-based, lab-grown meat, and regenerative agriculture save the world?Is carbon neutral enough?What are the most people and planet friendly business and finance models?How might we best honor and learn from indigenous communities?How might we avoid the unintended consequences of new innovation?Join us on this journey and subscribe here and wherever you get your podcasts.

    A huge thank you to everyone who helped us bring this to life:


    Our Partners: New Hope Network & Foodshot Global


    Production: Cofruition, Anna de Wolff, Pamela Rothenberg


    Audio Editing: Mercy Barno


    Original Music: Rodrigo Barbera


    Art: Lola Nankin & Rekai E. Campbell


    Project Management: Patrick Carter

    • 3 min

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