Food Podcasts

 

Innovative ways to increase access to food resources and improve food systems

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Food, Water, and Energy

Featuring Ann Bartuska 1

In this audio lecture, Dr. Ann Bartuska of the U.S. Department of Agriculture shares her insight on the necessary steps to sustainably feed the nine billion people that will be living on our planet by 2050.

Former FDA Commissioner David Kessler on the need for socially responsible companies in the food industry.

Food Industry and Global Health

Featuring David Kessler

Former FDA Commissioner David Kessler discusses how we define the cultural norm for food consumption and what role our government should play in regulating food companies.

COO of Bats'il Maya Alberto Irezabal on the social environment in Chiapas and his nonprofit

Bringing Fair Trade to Indigenous Farmers

Featuring Alberto Irezabal

COO of Bats'il Maya Alberto Irezabal talks about the social environment in Chiapas that led to the founding of the organization, and how the co-op works.

Abhijit Upadhye, an executive with  McDonald’s Indian enterprise, on socially responsible corporations.

When Corporate Responsibility Means Going Local

Featuring Abhijit Upadhye

Abhijit Upadhye, an executive with McDonald’s Indian enterprise, discusses meeting the corporation’s quality standards while also appealing to the mostly vegetarian population.

Social Enterprise in Food Supply Chains

Panelists talk about how two organizations have turned the “buy local” motto into an evolving partnership that is making NGO and corporate cooperation in the supply chain arena work for both parties.

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Madhu Sridhar - A Social Enterprise to Reduce Hunger in India

Akshaya Patra USA is an innovative social enterprise, a food program that is changing the face of education in India. In this audio interview with Stanford Center for Social Innovation correspondent Sheela Sethuraman, President and CEO Madhu Sridhar talks about how the enterprise grew from a small organization to a massive, well-run entity. She discusses its noble goals and its strategically oriented approaches to meeting high-volume demand at low cost.