We've all heard how it goes: you are what you eat.
Well then if what we are is what we eat, then that means we're all dying.
Listen in to Jason Green and Brad discuss the deficit of nutrients in the food we are consuming and how you can use this to potentially take control in the food market.
The Future of Food, How to Create Universal Abundant Health with Edenworks Founder Jason Green
Time stamped show notes:
[0:11] Introduction to Jason Green, founder of Edenworks
[1:02] How aquaponics are shifting the city
[1:13] Right now, cities are hubs of consumption
[1:40] 95% of leafy greens in the US comes from California
[2:03] Global food amount would be gone in 60 days if production stopped
[3:23] More calories available per person, less fresh food available
[3:52] Product now has less nutrition than it did 100 years ago
[5:02] Indoor agriculture is the idea that you create a controlled environment for plants to grow in and within that space you can grow all sorts of plants
[5:33] Aquaponics is an ecosystem of fish and plants. Fish waste becomes fertilizer
[6:46] Creating healthy ecosystems that can just run in perpetuity
[10:45] He is a bioengineer and used to create virtual reality systems for brain rehabilitation
[11:43] He decided he didn’t want to stay in Academia. He got frustrated with the slow pace of getting innovation to market
[12:35] He did a survey of what he thought the next big problems would be when he decided to leave academia
[13:10] Agriculture is one of the biggest contributors to climate change
[13:35] Alignment between beneficiary and creator
[15:15] Nothing happens unless there is an incentive to do so
[17:15] Model that would make food industry: profitable, sustainable, available
[17:26] Change in organic food market
[18:02] Jason’s business strategy was similar to Tesla’s: start with most different product
[20:15] His wife is a licensed dietitian. Advocates anything you do starts with diet.
[21:39] Food choices have more to do than food choices. Climate implications. Local ecosystem.
[23:25] Low hanging fruit for people who want to make an impact in the food space
[24:01] Focus on integrity and transparency when it comes to food.
[24:30] What is New York City trending towards in terms of food sources
[24:47] Local product and local seafood are the biggest two trends
[26:46] What will the future of food look like? Diets will be whole and fresh food, packaged food will decrease. Convenient ready to use formats
[28:18] Opinions on GMOs: not an expert on GMOs. Edenworks doesn’t use GMOs.
[29:13] Biggest risk of GMOs: choice. GMOs can change the soil, etc.
[29:40] People have the right to eat non GMO food.
[30:01] There are a lot of unknowns around GMOs, in terms of local ecosystem and health issues.
Three key points:
- Global food amount would be gone in 60 days if production stopped
- Agriculture is one of the biggest contributors to climate change
- Food choices have more to do than food choices. Climate implications. Local ecosystem.
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