Tyler Mayoras: Making Plant-Based the Healthiest Choice (with Beans!)

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The Modern Health Nerd Podcast, Episode #33

Can a whole-food plant-based revolution start in the frozen food aisle? Tyler Mayoras of Cool Beans sees the transition coming—and believes it can grow across the plant-based space.

With simple ingredients and upbeat branding, Cool Beans wraps are making it easier to eat whole plant foods on the go. But for Tyler, that’s only part of a bigger picture that includes everything from regenerative agriculture to better-for-you plant-based products.

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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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5 Plant-Based Messaging Tips to Clarify Consumer Confusion

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It’s a crazy world out there on supermarket shelves and restaurant menus. Plant-based brands are aiming for more differentiation while consumers are calling for ever more information about the food they eat.

The tricky part? Answering that call without making consumers so confused that they throw up their hands and default to familiar choices.

It’s time to change the paradigm of confusion that has so long dominated the marketing conversation surrounding food. There’s a need for clear, easily understandable information at the ...

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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

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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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