Investing? 90% of S&P 500 Bankruptcies Had This In Common

This post was originally published on this siteAs the CEO of Mars recently stated in an interview, “Right now, the global supply chain is broken. We’re taking more out of the planet than is sustainable. And we have to fix that.” It’s an important call to action. The food system is broken, as I wrote […]

A Grandmother’s Eulogy for Veterans Day

This post was originally published on this siteAs we reflect on Veterans Day this year, I can not help but think of my Grandmother. All four of her sons served our country, my dad and his three brothers, in Vietnam, Korea and during the Paris Peace Accord. I was asked to give her eulogy by […]

10 Trends the Food Industry Missed

This post was originally published on this siteIt’s been a year and a half since I wrote this article, reflecting on the state of the food industry, as seen at our largest trade show, Expo West. Since publishing this, it is the most-viewed article I’ve ever shared on LinkedIn. The challenges still hold, and while […]

7 Lessons on Leadership

This post was originally published on this siteJohn Foraker is one of the greatest leaders in the food industry, he has also been an incredible friend and ally for over a decade. From Annie’s and General Mills to Once Upon a Farm, his experience transcends age groups and categories. He’s launched startups, taken companies public […]

Keynote: A Broken Financial System Won’t Fix Our Broken Food System

This post was originally published on this siteIt’s becoming increasingly obvious that our global food system needs restructuring. Nine plants account for 2/3 of our global food system. Food security is national security, and if one of those crops gets wiped out, we are vulnerable. But here’s the rub: You can’t fix a broken food […]

What IS Regenerative Agriculture and Why Should We Pay Attention to It?

This post was originally published on this siteThe headlines keep hitting, connecting the climate crisis to agriculture.  Thank goodness. How we use our land, soil and water plays such a key role in how healthy our planet is. The United Nations published a report last week that stated that humans will not be able to escape the […]

Food Allergies: A Race to the Emergency Room and Why Labels Matter

This post was originally published on this site “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” ~ Margaret Mead October 1, 2013, a 14 year old boy had an allergic reaction that would take his life. On the one year anniversary of […]

The USA Lags Behind the Rest of the World in Banning Harmful Pesticides

This post was originally published on this siteWould you be surprised if I told you that the United States uses a lot of agricultural pesticides that are banned in Europe? Maybe not. But what about pesticides that are banned in China? Or Brazil? by Nathan Donley, BioMedCentral, 50 years ago the USA led the way […]

Emily’s Story: A Life Lost to a Food Allergy and a Parent’s Wish

This post was originally published on this siteWritten by Paul and Catrina Vonder Meulen with an introduction from Robyn O’Brien Thirteen years ago, we received an email from father who had quite literally just lost his 13 year old daughter, Emily, to an allergic reaction. It was one of the very first emails that we […]

A Message from Woody Harrelson on the Power to Change Companies

This post was originally published on this siteWhy do we keep buying stuff we don’t need? Have you ever considered that your spending has the power to change the world for the better—however small your purchase? Hollywood actor Woody Harrelson has a message for the world. Sometimes, there is short brief video that says exactly […]

How Monsanto Bankrupted the American Farm

This post was originally published on this site“America’s farmers have been bracing for a reckoning–and now it’s here,” begins an article in the Wall Street Journal. The stats are so appalling that I found myself reading them out loud and taking notes. “U.S. farm households had a median farm income in 2018 of negative $1,548. Negative […]

Dr. Zach Bush on GMOs: What You Need to Know & What You Can Do

This post was originally published on this siteThe article below was originally published in the newsletter. Over the years, I’ve had many experiences with patients which led me to begin questioning the way Western medicine approaches illness and treatment. In the majority of cases, the goal has become managing a disease, rather than inducing […]