‘The canary in the coal mine of our damaged foods method.’ How effect investing can assistance remove starvation

Episode Summary

SDG #2: Zero Starvation. The reply to starvation is not just a lot more foodstuff. Mark Watson, Dan Horan and Quiana Broden aid Liz and Steve reveal how eliminating hunger requires a target on the total food method. The remedy will come from generating and distributing healthful food items sustainably, at a charge every person can pay for, and that supports the meals producers. The Honest Food items Fund utilizes impression investments to back again entrepreneurs who are supporting their communities with food-based enterprises, these kinds of as a black-woman-owned agency bringing a plant-primarily based diet regime to Detroit.

Episode Notes

In this episode you will listen to about: 

•  Worries of producing balanced food stuff sustainably.
•  Why “local” matters to food items growers and individuals.
•  Pandemic illustrates how “un-resilient” the world’s food stuff devices are these days.
•  Mark Watson describes how Fair Foodstuff Fund supports food-dependent enterprises and pays buyers a return.
• How Cooking with Que pivoted when Covid-19 took absent its revenue.

Connected tale: Inexperienced pastures ahead for sustainable food items submit Covid-19

United Nations SDG #2 Details

Visitor bios: 

Mark Watson is a senior strategic expense advisor for the Fair Meals Network centered in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He supports the network’s affect investing arm, the Honest Meals Fund, which supplies catalytic funds and company guidance to help business owners in foods-based enterprises that guidance their communities.

Dan Horan is CEO and founder of Five Acre Farms. It aims to deliver community meals to grocery retailers, restaurants and food items stores, supplying milk, buttermilk, cage-cost-free eggs, and other dairy and apple-based mostly products and solutions that are sourced and created within just 275 miles. 5 Acre Farms performs with farmers utilizing sustainable procedures and pays them a good cost to ensure they are sustainable, too. 

Quiana “Que” Broden is the proprietor of Cooking with Que, in which she aims to teach people how to “eat to live” by introducing them to a lot more plant-based mostly meals.

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UN’s Earth Foods Programme
Feeding The us
Feed the Hunger Fund
World wide FoodBanking Community

President Jimmy Carter audio clip courtesy of C-Span. From 1977 graduation speech to Notre Dame.