Midnight Harvest: Combining Innovation and Sustainability to Unlock the Power of Mushrooms

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The Modern Health Nerd Podcast, Episode #31

Is growing mushrooms farming or science? For Matt Hall of Midnight Harvest, it’s both.

From attempting to cultivate morels in a sterile environment to the ins and outs of how Midnight Harvest’s gourmet mushroom growing process, Matt is dedicated to blending innovation with sustainability to unlock the full potential of mushrooms.

In this episode, we chat about:

  • Matt’s journey to becoming a mushroom farmer in northern Michigan
  • How training dolphins prepared him for growing mushrooms
  • How to differentiate yourself ...
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Moku Foods: Helping the Environment, One Bag of Jerky at a Time

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The Modern Health Nerd Podcast, Episode #30

Can mushroom jerky save the world? Maybe not on its own, but Matt Feldman from Moku Foods believes it’s a small step that can have a significant impact.

In this episode, we get ‘shroomy about:

  • Matt’s inspiration for Moku and how he settled on king oyster mushrooms as the perfect foundation for his plant-based jerky
  • The setback that turned out to be a blessing in disguise for Moku’s product development
  • Why Moku focuses on clean-label, allergy-friendly ingredients
  • The positive ...
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Pandemic Punditry: Pursuing the Powerful Impact of Human Ingenuity in the Food System

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The Modern Health Nerd Podcast, Episode #27

What do new food technologies, ethical marketing and deep philosophical questions have in common? Lavindra del Silva and Karthiga Ratnam, creators of Pandemic Punditry, see them all as essential parts of the current conversation around the changing food system.

karthiga ratnam and lavindra del silva


Veronica Fil: Global Domination Through Novel Plant-Based Cheese

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The Modern Health Nerd Podcast, Episode #26

Is making a sustainable alternative to dairy cheese out of cauliflower and hemp crazy? Veronica Fil of Grounded Foods doesn’t think so.

Driven by the innovation of her husband and business partner (who just so happens to be a chef of some renown in Australia) and their collective love of good food (including cheese), Grounded is on a mission to fix dairy.

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Back to the Roots: Bringing the Joy and Magic of Growing Food to Families Across America

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The Modern Health Nerd Podcast, Episode #25

Could re-igniting the young generation’s curiosity about food transform the food and agriculture system as we know it? Nikhil Arora believes it can—and he’s working to make it happen.

As co-founder of Back to the Roots, Nikhil sees firsthand the problems that face today’s food system—particularly the impact on kids’ health and well-being. He and his co-founder, Alejandro, are using their brand to make it possible for anyone to grow food at home and learn ...

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