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Where Capitalism Meets America's Foodways. The Food Disruptors brings you the innovators, entrepreneurs, and geniuses who have completely disrupted America’s food system. Co-hosts Theresa Brown and Ruddick Lawrence tell the stories of the big personalities who innovated fundamental changes in America’s agriculture, transportation, food processing, distribution, and culture.

Theresa writes on social history and food. Ruddick is an engineer, a cocktail connoisseur, a savoir-faire in the world of honest, delicious food, and also a curious capitalist. Our foodways have come from subsistence agriculture 200 years ago to a food system with a lot of problems and a lot of promise. Many of our episodes look at the history of how we got here, in a word: Capitalism.

And we talk with amazing Food Disruptors of today who are innovating the way forward for our foodways, finding solutions to nourish everybody without wrecking the planet — in the context of capitalism. We wrap it all up in a big burrito of history, science, culture, egos, profits, food products, and unintended consequences. Join our stories.

The Food Disruptors The Food Disruptors

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    • 4.5, 12 Ratings

Where Capitalism Meets America's Foodways. The Food Disruptors brings you the innovators, entrepreneurs, and geniuses who have completely disrupted America’s food system. Co-hosts Theresa Brown and Ruddick Lawrence tell the stories of the big personalities who innovated fundamental changes in America’s agriculture, transportation, food processing, distribution, and culture.

Theresa writes on social history and food. Ruddick is an engineer, a cocktail connoisseur, a savoir-faire in the world of honest, delicious food, and also a curious capitalist. Our foodways have come from subsistence agriculture 200 years ago to a food system with a lot of problems and a lot of promise. Many of our episodes look at the history of how we got here, in a word: Capitalism.

And we talk with amazing Food Disruptors of today who are innovating the way forward for our foodways, finding solutions to nourish everybody without wrecking the planet — in the context of capitalism. We wrap it all up in a big burrito of history, science, culture, egos, profits, food products, and unintended consequences. Join our stories.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Bargain Betty's 411 ,

Outstanding Content

I'm addicted to this riveting podcast about our food history and it's disruptors. The co-hosts are passionate, extemely knowledgeable and thought provoking. Thank you for producing such valuable content!

SoulFoodSalon ,

Episode 1

Amazing! Theresa and Ruddick have wonderful chemistry together. Theresa is a wealth of knowledge and I look forward to learning more. Can’t wait to listen to episode 2.

Jorgon3 ,

Fascinating to learn how milling anchored a paradigm

Fascinating to learn how milling anchored the industrial approach we took as a country. Good information engagingly and clearly explained. Good start. George

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