Picnic: Automating the Future of Foodservice

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The Modern Health Nerd Podcast, Episode #24

Could foodservice automation be the next marketing frontier for plant-based brands? Technology like the Picnic Pizza System has the potential to make it possible.

Picnic CEO Clayton Wood joins The Modern Health Nerd Podcast to unpack the amazingly nerdy technology behind Picnic’s automated modular solution and discuss:

  • How automation could revolutionize foodservice, hospitality and even the plant-based movement
  • How a system like Picnic can improve inventory control to reduce food waste and loss
  • Using automated solutions to create ...
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FoodHack: Making the Foodtech Space More Accessible

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The Modern Health Nerd Podcast, Episode #23

What’s one of the plant-based movement’s biggest barriers to growth? Arman Anaturk would argue it’s consumer education. (Although people need to give startups a break, too!)

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How FoodHack is helpin
    g startup founders make connections in the foodtech space
  • The origins of FoodHack, its mission and how the platform has adapted during the pandemic
  • The biggest struggles for startups trying to position and scale in the plant-based space
  • The role of big brands in ...
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Plantcraft: Educating Consumers to Empower Better Food Decisions

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The Modern Health Nerd Podcast, Episode #22

How can plant-based meat address the dual challenge of protein over-consumption and a serious lack of fiber in Western countries? Kati Ohens’ approach to product formulation at Plantcraft may have the answer.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How shopping environments influence consumer habits and perpetuate problems in the food system
  • What plant-based meat needs to offer beyond good taste
  • The potential impact of consumer education from plant-based brands and organizations
  • Why unity is important in the vegan and plant-based ...
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Supplant Foods: Making Functional Ingredients for Better Plant-Based Products

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The Modern Health Nerd Podcast, Episode #21

Can functional flours solve the challenges of taste and texture in plant-based food formulations? Chirag Sabunani of Supplant Foods is on a mission to make it happen.

Many alternative protein products rely on plant protein isolates and a number of additional ingredients to achieve tastes and textures similar to meat, but Supplant is taking a different approach. Through a minimal-waste process, they’re producing functional chickpea flour that’s flavorless, versatile and affordable.

In this episode, we dig ...

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Revo Foods: Saving the Oceans with Foodtech

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The Modern Health Nerd Podcast, Episode #20

Overfishing, fish farming and aquatic pollution are ravaging the world’s oceans. Robin Simsa and the team at Revo Foods (formerly Legendary Vish) believe the right combination of plant-based ingredients and foodtech can spark change.

How? By making the world’s first 3D printed plant-based salmon that looks and tastes just like the real thing — minus the heavy metals, microplastics and negative environmental impact — and scaling up the process to make it available to the ...

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Patrick Suarez: Moving Better to Prevent Injury

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The Modern Health Nerd Podcast, Episode #19

What’s the missing piece in a healthy lifestyle where diet, exercise and sleep are on point? Patrick Suarez would say it’s knowledge of and commitment to better mobility.

Patrick is changing the way people view and approach physical therapy. By building relationships through one-on-one sessions and teaching people not only how to recover but also how to move better in everything they do, he’s enabling athletes of all disciplines and fitness levels to keep doing ...

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Geoff Palmer: Doing Something Radically Different with Sports Nutrition

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The Modern Health Nerd Podcast, Episode #18

What do plant-based diets and the gut microbiome have to do with exercise performance? Geoff Palmer has the answer.

As a vegan for 35 years, a bodybuilding champion and sports nutrition enthusiast, Geoff digs into the science of nutrition to uncover the best the plant kingdom has to offer. Through his company, Clean Machine, he’s bringing the nutrients back into sports nutrition to fundamentally change the way people think about supplementation, protein and the sport ...

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