Matt Eastland and Lucy Wallace present the Food Fight, a new series from EIT Food examining the biggest challenges facing the food system, and the innovations and entrepreneurs looking to solve them.
Regenerating the food system: a conversation with EIT Food CEO, Richard Zaltzman
In this episode of the Food Fight podcast, host Matt Eastland is joined by EIT Food’s new CEO, Richard Zaltzman. At the heart of Richard’s approach is the concept of regenerative leadership, which can create the culture for tackling systemic issues within the food system. In a wide-ranging conversation, Richard describes his personal journey to agrifood leadership and what he views as the biggest challenges in the food system. Looking to the future, he discusses transformative ideas and novel business models, and how everybody can be part of this journey.
Harnessing the Power of Online Communities How Sorted Food is Improving the Food System
In this episode of the Food Fight podcast, host Matt Eastland welcomes back Ben Ebbrell, co-founder of Sorted Food, to discuss the importance of online food communities and their role in improving our food. They explore how social media can serve as a source of consumer and product insights, and how AI software can be used to harness these insights and create better food products. Tune in to learn more about the potential of harnessing online communities' power to improve our food.
Unpacking the Pitfalls and Promises of Food Robotics and Automation
In this episode of the Food Fight podcast, host Matt Eastland explores the world of robotics and automation in the food industry. Joined by Jonah Bliss, founder of Curbivore and writer for OttoMate, they discuss the benefits and challenges of incorporating robots into the food industry. From robot deliveries to automated vending machines, they delve into the exciting possibilities and the impact on the future of food.
Catalysing Climate Action
In this episode of the Food Fight podcast, host Matt Eastland explores the intersection of food systems and climate change. He highlights the recent United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) and how food finally took centre stage as a solution to the climate crisis. With food and agriculture responsible for a third of global greenhouse gas emissions, the conference dedicated a full day to address these issues. Special guest Dhanush Dinesh, Chief Climate Catalyst at Clim-Eat, joins the conversation to share insights on food systems transformation under climate change and creating a more sustainable and equitable future.
Unveiling the Secrets of a Food Futurist
Matt Eastland welcomes author, speaker, and food futurist Tony Hunter to discuss the future of food. With the current challenges in our food system, such as feeding a growing population and adapting to climate change, Tony provides insights and cutting-edge research on how we can sustainably address these issues. Drawing on his three decades of experience in the food industry, Tony emphasises the potential of agri-food tech to offer solutions for feeding the global population in a healthy and sustainable way. Tune in to gain a roadmap into the future of food and discover the opportunities that lie ahead.
Sowing Seeds of Change: Green Our Planet's Mission to Transform School Gardens
In this episode of the Food Fight podcast, host Matt Eastland speaks with Ciara Byrne, founder and co-CEO of Green Our Planet. They talk about the importance of involving young people in growing their own produce and how to increase access to fresh and healthy food for everyone. Tune in to learn more about empowering students to cultivate their own food, and don't miss the exciting opportunity for schools to participate in the Garden Connect program for free, thanks to a generous giveaway from Green Our Planet.