Food Addictions: The Hidden Danger of Leading with Taste

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This post may be triggering to people suffering from eating disorders or food addiction.

Taste. It’s touted as the #1 way to drive fast adoption of new plant-based products, the holy grail of the alternative protein movement.

But taste can have a dark side. Or, rather, its nearly ubiquitous sidekick: craving. 🤤

There’s little question that leading with taste can drive purchases, giving plant-based brands the chance to recruit repeat customers. The problem could lie in just how closely some alt proteins are ...

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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.

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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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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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