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Where We Grow From Here

Where We Grow from Here offers perspectives and stories focused on innovation by those who are advancing the overall quality and sustainability of the food system. Featured guests include entrepreneurs, business leaders, industry experts, and policymakers offering unique perspectives on building a food system designed for the 21st century and beyond.

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How to Use Data to Navigate a Changing Marketplace with SPINS


In this episode, we're joined by Anubhav Goel, President of Client Growth Solutions at SPINS, to discuss data and what has happened in the natural products industry since the COVID pandemic hit. Anu shares more and the role of data and data-driven insights and tips for how brands, retailers, and the cast along the food supply chain can navigate this changing marketplace, including predictions for 2021.

How to Use Data to Navigate a Changing Marketplace with SPINS
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How John Foraker and Jennifer Garner Are Bringing Nutritious Convenient Food to All Kids

Once Upon a Farm co-founders John Foraker and Jennifer Garner join us to discuss their companies commitment to bringing nutritious and convenient food to all kids, share more about their journey in building an impact-driven brand from the ground up, and dish on insights and lessons learned in building this mission-driven company.


Combating Food Waste Across the Supply Chain

In this episode of Where We Grow From Here, we are joined by Aidan Mouat, co-founder and CEO at Hazel Technologies and Matthew Walker, Managing Director at S2G.  We explore the issue of food waste across the supply chain, talk about how we can combat it and make the food system more efficient, and discuss some of the adjacent benefits that efficiency will provide for the environment and the economy.


The Future of Food: Why Now is a Critical Moment for Retail and the Food Marketplace

Walter Robb, former co-CEO of Whole Foods and Audre Kapacinskas discuss the future of food, key drivers of innovation in the retail and food marketplace and share predictions for the future of retail.


What's Next for Sustainable Finance and Impact Investing

In this episode of Where We Grow From Here, we are joined by John Goldstein, Head of the Sustainable Finance Group at Goldman Sachs and Sanjeev Krishnan, Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director at S2G. Today we dive into the state of the market, and future of ESG and Sustainable finance, why resilience matters, the role of innovation, corporate social responsibility, and moving markets and capital at scale.


The Future of Organic Farming at Scale in America

What is the key to organic farming at scale? Today we dive into soil health, systems farming, technology and innovation, and organic farming at scale in America. We are joined by Jeff Huckaby, President of Grimmway Farms and Cal-Organic Farms, who will discuss how they have been able to successfully scale organic farming and manage operations and safety during COVID-19.


The State of Farming in America and The Farm Economy

Today we're going to talk about the current state of farming in America and how two farm businesses are doing in today’s environment. With COVID-19, we have witnessed a tremendous demand for food and we have seen the fragility of our overall food system. We wanted to go straight to the farm gate and talk with farmers at the front line about how they are managing through this crisis. In this episode of Where We Grow From Here, we are joined by Ryan Weeks of Weeks Family Farms, a fifth-generation farmer from Nebraska and Justin Bruch, President and Founder of Clear Frontier Ag Management and a fifth-generation farmer from Iowa.


How RNA and Technology Can Enable Us to Move Forward

In this episode of Where We Grow From Here, we have two very esteemed guests that are experts in the field of RNA. Andrey Zarur, who is the founder and CEO of GreenLight Biosciences, and Charlie Cooney, a biotech pioneer and Professor of Chemical Engineering at MIT. In this week's episode, they will discuss the potential for RNA combat COVID-19 and also its incredible potential with a host of other applications in human, plant, and animal health..


Core Values as a Compass in Challenging Times

We are joined by Corwin Heatwole, Founder and CEO of Shenandoah Valley Organic -- makers of Farmer Focus brand poultry is with us to talk about his journey in founding SVO, the core cultural values he’s instilled into the business, and how these values have helped guide the company through these challenging times during the COVID-19 pandemic.


The Art of the Pivot: How Everytable is Evolving to Address New Challenges

We are joined by Walter Robb, former co-CEO at Whole Foods and Executive-in-Residence at S2G Ventures and Sam Polk, co-founder and CEO of Everytable. In our first episode of Where We Grow From Here, Walter will be connecting with Sam to talk in-depth about the pivots Everytable is making to support their community, employees, and the viability of the business during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.


The content in this podcast is for informational purposes only. It should not be taken as legal, business, tax or investment advice or be used to evaluate any investment or security. The content is not directed toward any investor or potential investor in any S2G fund and is not a solicitation of investment.

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