Podcast Episode 8: “Supersizing Big Agriculture” with Danielle Nierenberg

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Can we really rid the world of hunger and malnutrition in under a decade? The Nourishing Millions podcast series, undertaken in partnership with the University of Michigan School of Public Health, features the latest groundbreaking thinking about nutrition from top policymakers, researchers, and practitioners. Together, the episodes tell the story of how small and large movements—and everyday people—can help us achieve a food- and nutrition-secure world.

On this week’s episode, we talk to the co-founder of Food Tank, Danielle Nierenberg, who sheds light on her work in building a global community of aware, safe, healthy, and nourished producers and eaters, and communicating their stories. Ms. Nierenberg shares the lessons she learned about sustainable agriculture and food systems when she traveled around the world talking to farmers, researchers, policymakers, and government leaders. She also reflects on who big agriculture actually is, and highlights various grassroots efforts around the world to ensure local crop diversity and nutrition for poor communities. Join us as we find out more about the three sustainabilities advocated for by Food Tank, and what we can do as individuals to help build sustainable food systems whilst ensuring the livelihoods of farming communities, big and small.

Listen to the episode on SoundCloud or iTunes.

Previous episodes of the podcast series are also available:

Episode 1. "Grasshopper a la Mode" with Jacob Anankware: SoundCloud or iTunes.

Episode 2. "From the Farm to the Schoolhouse" with Catherine Bertini: Soundcloud or iTunes

Episode 3. "The Private Sector Puzzle" with Lawrence Haddad: Soundcloud or iTunes

Episode 4. "Can Nutrition Beat the Heat?" with Sam Myers: SoundCloud or iTunes

Episode 5. "A Million House Calls" with Regine Kopplow and Meghan Anson: SoundCloud or iTunes

Episode 6. "Rise of the Dragon" with Shenggen Fan: SoundCloud or iTunes

Episode 7. “On to the Road to 1 Billion” with Howdy Bouis: SoundCloud or iTunes

Blog Post by: Rina Hisamatsu and Natalie Manitius

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