Food Packaging, Waste – Haley Lowry, Global Sustainability Director, Dow Chemical

“By some estimates, nearly half of the food grown, processed and transported in the U.S. goes to waste.” Feeding America While so much food is wasted, over 13% of the population is going hungry in the U.S., including 13 million children and 5 million senior citizens, according to Feeding America. How do we get the… Continue reading Food Packaging, Waste – Haley Lowry, Global Sustainability Director, Dow Chemical

What’s In Your Food? – Ellie Rubenstein, A Transparent Food Supply

“I personally have medical allergies…When I was able to figure out the difference between one egg and a Vital Farms egg, I don’t have an egg allergy! It turns out that I have a feed and a hormone allergy, which got me excited. Wait a second, this is great knowledge! What (else)…do I not have… Continue reading What’s In Your Food? – Ellie Rubenstein, A Transparent Food Supply

Indoor Farming – Jackie Roberts, Appharvest

“A.I has enabled us to get very precise measures and give the plants precisely what the plans need…(So) The yields in our greenhouses are about 30x the traditional farm.” and without any chemicals. Jackie Roberts on Green Connections Radio podcast. What if we could grow produce in a way that was not at the mercy of weather swings or events? A new massive indoor farm called Appharvest thinks they have found a way. Listen to Jackie Roberts, Chief Sustainability Officer of Appharvest describe how their massive 60-acre indoor farm is climate resilient and innovative – and produces yummy produce – in this engaging conversation with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson. Jackie was also awarded the White House Presidential Environment and Conservation Challenge Award.

What’s In Your Food? – Ellie Rubenstein, Manna Tree Partners Investors

Do you know what’s really in your food? Do you know where it comes from (and I don’t mean the market)?
In this enlightening interview with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson, Gabrielle (Ellie) Rubenstein, entrepreneur and investor like her famous father and self-described “outdoorswoman” like her mother, enlightens us about how our food supply chain really works and how we can make it more transparent and healthier. She’s on a mission….

Climate & Your Food – Robin Currey, Sustainable Food Systems Program at Prescott College

As we face climate week at the U.N. this week, one of the more delicate issues is the threat that climate change poses to our food supply and in turn, the way our current food systems exacerbate climate change. You’ll learn about: • how the current way we get our food – our food systems – can make climate change worse.; • how climate change is endangering our food supply; • the facts about “organic” foods and how they can help the rest of the food supply; • 3 tips for eating to aid mitigation of climate change (instead of make it worse).
• And great career tips!

Food Security this Season – w Amy Bachman, DC Central Kitchen

“We find value in taking what’s been pushed to the side, whether that’s food or people…” DC Central Kitchen CEO Mike Curtin* Look around you. Imagine that one of every six of the people you see is actually struggling to have enough food. This is the case in Washington, DC, one of the most affluent… Continue reading Food Security this Season – w Amy Bachman, DC Central Kitchen