Underutilized foods of the South Pacific with Dr. Vincent Lal
Foodie Pharmacology Podcast
by Co-Conspiracy Entertainment
2d ago
Food has always been a means of nourishment and pleasure, but it is also deeply connected to culture and health. In the Pacific Islands, a region rich in unique biodiversity and vibrant food traditions, this connection between food, culture, and health is particularly evident. This week, Dr. Quave speaks with Dr. Vincent Lal, manager of analytical services at the University of the South Pacific Institute of Applied Sciences, about the diverse dietary consumption patterns and unique foods of the Pacific Islands. Vincent highlights the importance of access and benefit sharing as well as the valu ..read more
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Edible Insects with Dr. Aaron Dossey
Foodie Pharmacology Podcast
by Co-Conspiracy Entertainment
1w ago
This week on the show, Dr. Quave speaks with Dr. Aaron Dossey about a radical idea in the food industry: the inclusion of insects in the diet! Entomophagy, or the practice of eating insects, is a customary dietary habit in many parts of the world like South and Central America, Southeast Asia, and Africa. Notwithstanding cultural norms, the main appeal of entomophagy on a global scale is the high efficiency of insects in food production. Insect proteins are not only efficient; they are also highly nutritious. They are an excellent source of essential amino acids and fatty acids along with low ..read more
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Treaty Talks: From the Green Revolution to Regenerative Agriculture
Foodie Pharmacology Podcast
by Co-Conspiracy Entertainment
2w ago
In this episode of Foodie Pharmacology presented by Dr. Cassandra Quave, a collaboration with the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture facilitates illuminating discussions with different experts focused on plants crucial to our agricultural systems, diets, and health. The onus of this special series is exploring how we can continue feeding our growing global population amidst the looming threat of climate change. This episode features Dr. Geoff Hawtin, a seasoned professional in the conservation and utilization of plant genetic resources, who highlights key ..read more
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Reclaiming Soil with Dr. Jon Lundgren
Foodie Pharmacology Podcast
by Co-Conspiracy Entertainment
1M ago
In the world of agriculture, the concept of regenerative farming is gaining significant attention. This innovative approach focuses on improving soil health and biodiversity to create a more sustainable and resilient food system. Join Dr. Quave this week as she and Dr. Jonathan Lundgren, the Executive Director of Ecdysis Foundation and CEO of Blue Dasher Farm, discuss the concept of agroecology, particularly regenerative agriculture. As a researcher and educator, Dr. Lundgren describes his efforts to evolve applied science in ways that foster the evolution of a sustainable and healthy food sys ..read more
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The Most Delicious Poison with Dr. Noah Whiteman
Foodie Pharmacology Podcast
by Co-Conspiracy Entertainment
1M ago
Did you know that some everyday foods contain natural toxins that have been developing for millions of years? This week, Dr. Quave talks with Dr. Noah Whiteman, an Evolutionary Biology professor from UC Berkeley and the author of the book “The Most Delicious Poison.” They explore how certain poisons in nature work, how they affect us, and their role in the bigger picture of evolution. They cover a wide range of fascinating subjects, like why your coffee has caffeine, how certain caterpillars can handle toxic substances in plants, what risks are associated with the chemicals in vaping products ..read more
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Treaty Talks: The Rise of Pea Proteins
Foodie Pharmacology Podcast
by Co-Conspiracy Entertainment
1M ago
In this episode of Foodie Pharmacology, Dr. Cassandra Quave in collaboration with the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture presents a series in which she interviews experts on agriculture trends. She talks with Jasmine Wibisono, a graduate from the Bard's College Graduate Programs in Sustainability, about her research on plant-based proteins, particularly pea protein. They discuss its sudden rise in popularity, its use in various products in the market and its production sustainability. Dr. Quave also introduces the 'crop metric study' which provides valuabl ..read more
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Pacific Island Food Revolution with Chef Robert Oliver
Foodie Pharmacology Podcast
by Co-Conspiracy Entertainment
1M ago
Can food culture help combat non-communicable lifestyle diseases? We explore this question and more in the first episode of Season 6 of the Foodie Pharmacology podcast with Dr. Cassandra Quave. This week's guest is Chef Robert Oliver, an award-winning author, TV host, food ambassador, and renowned New Zealand chef with restaurants in cities like New York, Miami, Las Vegas, and Sydney. Chef Oliver discusses his passion and in-depth knowledge of Pacific cuisine, the significance of local foods, and the impact of his initiative, the Pacific Island Food Revolution. This movement aims to fight life ..read more
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What We Sow with Jennifer Jewell
Foodie Pharmacology Podcast
by Co-Conspiracy Entertainment
2M ago
Seeds are essential to the rhythm of life. This week on the show, we discuss seeds and how gardening can open up deeper connections to nature, our foods, and sense of place. Our guest is Jennifer Jewell, gardener, creator, and host of the public radio program and podcast “Cultivating Place: Conversations on Natural History and the Human Impulse to Garden”. Jennifer is the author of three books: The Earth in Her Hands, 75 Extraordinary Women Working in the World of Plants (Timber Press, 2020); Under Western Skies, Visionary Gardens from the Rockies to the Pacific (Timber Press, 2021); and What ..read more
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The Kitchen Connection with Earlene Cruz
Foodie Pharmacology Podcast
by Co-Conspiracy Entertainment
3M ago
Welcome to an all new epodes of Foodie Pharmacology with Dr. Cassandra Quave. This week Cassie welcomes Earlene Cruz, founder and executive director of Kitchen Connection Alliance (KCA), explores her role in revolutionizing the global food system. She outlines KCA's mission to educate on sustainable food practices and discusses her work as a Youth Representative and Steering Committee Member at the United Nations, focusing on youth engagement in combating food insecurity and climate change. The episode delves into how these issues intertwine with the global food system and presents specific s ..read more
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The Future of Food with Dr. Andy Jarvis of Bezos Earth Fund
Foodie Pharmacology Podcast
by Co-Conspiracy Entertainment
3M ago
By 2050, the world needs to be able to produce enough food to feed 10 billion people. Our guest this week is Dr. Andy Jarvis, Director of the Future of Food at the Bezos Earth Fund. We discuss the challenges of sustainable agriculture in the face of an increasing global population and delve into the complexity of the food system, addressing the potential for transformative change on topics like loss and waste, nutritious diets, and innovative farming practices. We also discuss important initiatives such as the Periodic Table of Food, aimed at fundamentally advancing our understanding of food c ..read more
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