Ideas, energized.
Ideas, energized.
Larta Institute
Our biweekly podcast features provocative discussions and thoughtful exploration of innovations in science, technology, the environment, and everything in between. Our guests include thought-leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, activists, and experts in the global innovation economy.
Canada's Ag Innovation Pipeline
This is episode 7 of a special series that will preview the topics and people that will drive the important discussions at this year's Ag Innovation Showcase (http://www.agshowcase.com/register2020), which will be held virtually for the first time, this August 27th and 28th. Join us next week for more exciting discussions and introductions to the industry’s most exciting new ag technologies! ABOUT OUR GUESTS from the CONSULATE GENERAL OF CANADA In this episode, join Rodger and Michael as they talk with Christina Connelly and Evan Cohen, Trade Commissioners from Consulate General of Canada (https://www.international.gc.ca/country-pays/us-eu/minneapolis.aspx?lang=eng). They will talk about the 2020 Canadian Technology Accelerator program and its focus on agtech. They'll also be joined by Bill Greuel, CEO of Protein Industries Canada Supercluster . All episodes of Ideas, Energized can be found on Spotify, Apple Music, and Stitcher. You can also listen by clicking the link above. *** Our hosts for this special series are Michael Reid Dimock and Rodger Wasson. Michael is the host of the podcast Flipping the Table, featuring honest conversations about food, farming, and the future. Rodger is the Host of Farm to Table Talk, which brings listeners ideas, insights, and journeys from farm to table. This series was made possible through the sponsorship of OCP North America, the US subsidiary of the OCP Group (https://www.ocpgroup.ma/en/home), a global leader in plant nutrition and soil fertility solutions.
Aug 21, 2020
24 min
The Technology of Soil Health and Sustainability with Yassine Cherkaoui of OCP North America
This is episode 6 of a special series that will preview the topics and people that will drive the important discussions at this year's AG INNOVATION SHOWCASE (http://www.agshowcase.com/), which will be held virtually for the first time, this August 27th and 28th. ABOUT OCP North America OCP North America (http://www.ocpna.com/ ) is a subsidiary of the OCP Group, a global leader in plant nutrition and soil fertility solutions. With over a century of expertise in the market of phosphate and derivatives, the Group offers an extensive range of products to enrich soils and increase agricultural yields across five continents. Leveraging its presence in the US and Canada, OCP North America engages with growers and the complex web of companies that serve their needs, to assure that we are providing farmers with the right products, at the right time, and at the right price so they can be productive, innovative and profitable while contributing to more sustainable and environmentally responsible food systems. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ocpna/about/ *** Our hosts for this special series are Michael Reid Dimock and Rodger Wasson. Michael is the host of the podcast Flipping the Table, featuring honest conversations about food, farming, and the future. Rodger is the Host of Farm to Table Talk, which brings listeners ideas, insights, and journeys from farm to table. This series was made possible through the sponsorship of OCP North America, the US subsidiary of the OCP Group (https://www.ocpgroup.ma/en/home), a global leader in plant nutrition and soil fertility solutions.
Aug 18, 2020
31 min
AI: Agricultural Intelligence with Dr. Kaiyu Guan
This is episode 5 of a special series that will preview the topics and people that will drive the important discussions at this year's AG INNOVATION SHOWCASE (http://www.agshowcase.com/), which will be held virtually for the first time, this August 27th and 28th. ABOUT ASPIRING UNIVERSE Aspiring Universe (https://aspiringuniverse.com/) won the 2020 OCP Innovation Challenge powered by Larta Institute, which included a custom-built commercialization program and a $25,000 cash prize. Aspiring Universe provides 360° in-depth intelligence for every farmland across the globe. A spin-off of a world-class research lab from the University of Illinois, Aspiring Universe generates unprecedented field-scale intelligence for businesses in the broader agricultural industry. Aspiring Universe carries an ambitious mission to de-risk and sustain modern agriculture for humanity. *** Our hosts for this special series are Michael Reid Dimock and Rodger Wasson. Michael is the host of the podcast Flipping the Table, featuring honest conversations about food, farming, and the future. Rodger is the Host of Farm to Table Talk, which brings listeners ideas, insights, and journeys from farm to table. This series was made possible through the sponsorship of OCP North America, the US subsidiary of the OCP Group (https://www.ocpgroup.ma/en/home), a global leader in plant nutrition and soil fertility solutions.
Aug 13, 2020
29 min
Superior Protein: Meet the World's First Commercial Grasshopper Farm, with Dror Tamir, Hargol
This is episode 4 of a special series that will preview the topics and people that will drive the important discussions at this year's
Aug 10, 2020
25 min
The Whey of the Future: Combating Climate Change by Repurposing Food Waste with Robert Luo, Mi Terro
This is episode 3 of a special series that will preview the topics and people that will drive the important discussions at this year's Ag Innovation Showcase, which will be held virtually for the first time, this August 27th and 28th. ABOUT MI TERROMi Terro is the world's only biotechnology company that rescues food waste and re-engineers it into sustainable fibers and biopolymers to replace plastic in the fashion, medical, and packaging industries. Food waste creates 3.3 billion tons of greenhouse gases, which equals 37 million cars driving on the road at the same time. 128 million tons of milk are thrown away every year globally. At the same time, fashion and packaging companies are searching for high-quality, affordable, and sustainable alternatives to replace plastic. Through our patent-pending technology, we created the world's first sustainable apparel line made from excess milk. We are also inventing the world's first biodegradable, non-toxic, durable, and edible food packaging film made from cheese whey waste. www.miterro.com (http://www.miterro.com)@mi_terro1 ***Our hosts for this special series are Michael Reid Dimock and Rodger Wasson. Michael is the host of the podcast Flipping the Table, featuring honest conversations about food, farming, and the future. Rodger is the Host of Farm to Table Talk, which brings listeners ideas, insights, and journeys from farm to table. This series was made possible through the sponsorship of OCP North America, the US subsidiary of the OCP Group (https://www.ocpgroup.ma/en/home), a global leader in plant nutrition and soil fertility solutions.
Aug 5, 2020
Creating a Sustainable and Nutritious Future with Jack Bobo, Futurity
This is episode 2 of a special series that will preview the topics and people that will drive the important discussions at this year's Ag Innovation Showcase, which will be held virtually for the first time, this August 27th and 28th. ABOUT JACK BOBOJack Bobo is the CEO of Futurity, a food foresight company that works with food and agriculture organizations to better understand emerging food trends and consumer attitudes and behaviors so they can position themselves to thrive in an ever more complex world.  He is a globally recognized thought leader having delivered more than 300 speeches in 50 countries on the future of food and consumer psychology.  Jack previously served as the Chief Communications Officer at Intrexon Corporation, the senior advisor for global food policy at the U.S. Department of State, and as an attorney at Crowell & Moring LLP.  He received a J.D., an M.S. in Environmental Science, a B.A. in psychology and chemistry, and a B.S. in biology from Indiana University. Learn more about consumer psychology and food at  www.futurityfood.com (http://www.futurityfood.com/) Our hosts for this special series are Michael Reid Dimock and Rodger Wasson. Michael is the host of the podcast Flipping the Table, featuring honest conversations about food, farming, and the future. Rodger is the Host of Farm to Table Talk, which brings listeners ideas, insights, and journeys from farm to table. This series was made possible through the sponsorship of OCP North America, the US subsidiary of the OCP Group (https://www.ocpgroup.ma/en/home), a global leader in plant nutrition and soil fertility solutions.
Aug 2, 2020
The Future of Sustainable Agriculture with Rohit Shukla, Larta Institute
Welcome to the Ideas Energized podcast, powered by Larta Institute. Larta is a Los Angeles based non-profit organization whose mission is to help entrepreneurs bring their early-stage innovations in agriculture, energy, science, and technology to global markets. Learn more about Larta (http://www.larta.org) This episode is part of a special series that will preview the topics and people that will drive the important discussions at this year's Ag Innovation Showcase, which will be held virtually for the first time, this August 27th and 28th. Learn more and register here (http://www.agshowcase.com) Our hosts for this special series are Michael Reid Dimock and Rodger Wasson. Michael is the host of the podcast Flipping the Table, featuring honest conversations about food, farming and the future. Rodger is the Host of Farm to Table Talk, which brings listeners ideas, insights, and journeys from farm to table. This series was made possible through the sponsorship of OCP North America, the US subsidiary of the OCP Group (https://www.ocpgroup.ma/en/home), a global leader in plant nutrition and soil fertility solutions.
Jul 29, 2020
Ep. 14 - Building a Future that is Female | Anne Moses
To kick off 2019 and Season 2 of Ideas, Energized, Larta's Senior Advisor Isabel Casillas Guzman hosts a conversation with Anne Moses, CEO of Ignite National, an organization that prepares young women to run for office. The challenges women face in leadership have been around since the beginning of time, and we've only begun to scratch the surface of the ways to create parity within our government. Ignite is leading the way in these efforts. For more information about Ignite, visit ignitenational.org Subscribe to Ideas Energized now for regular Season 2 updates which will cover more thoughtful exploration of innovations in entrepreneurship, science, technology, and everything in between. Ideas Energized is produced by Larta Institute, a Los Angeles based non-profit organization whose mission is to work with entrepreneurs to bring their innovations to market and transform their ideas into solutions that feed, fuel and heal the world. To learn more about us, visit larta.org.
Jan 31, 2019
Ep. 13 - Fighting Fire with Finance
Join host Rohit Shukla as he discusses the power of impact investing with Blue Forest Conservation Co-Founder and Partner, Leigh Madeira. Blue Forest Conservation — a Larta USDA 2017-2018 CAP1 company and current CATP company— seeks to prove that private capital can fuel public good, through the intersection of private investors, utilities, and public institutions. Blue Forest Conservation’s Forest Resilience Bond is making history. The $4 million fund was fronted by primary investors SAA Insurance Group — part of AAA — and investment firm Calvert Impact Capital, with plans for Yuba Water Agency and a grant from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire) to repay the bonds through annual payments. These stakeholders are investing in the health of forests, removing debris and sediment, and funding work that directly lowers the risk of both wildfires and drought in California. www.blueforestconservation.com (http://www.blueforestconservation.com) To help those affected by the California wildfires: www.calfund.org (http://www.calfund.org/) www.redcross.org
Nov 27, 2018
Ep. 12 - What's Up With Solar?
Solar is one of the most abundant renewable energy resources in the world. So, why is it not more widely used? What are the biggest challenges and issues facing solar energy today? We sat down with an activist and a Larta expert to unpack this topic and discuss what's next for solar power. GET INVOLVED Sunstock Solar Festival is a non-profit, 100% solar-powered event that aims to strengthen the environmental movement and the local community through music, art, and direct action. They are a zero-waste event, using silent and non-polluting solar generators and encouraging an ethos of positive change. Sunstock forwards all its profits toward rooftop solar projects for charity, through their partner GRID Alternatives. Over the last few years, they've raised money for Homeboy Industries, Kids Cancer Connection, and A Safe Place for Youth to have solar panels installed on their headquarters. Sunstock 2018 will be Saturday, October 20th from 3-11pm, block-party style on Grammercy Pl. and Hollywood Blvd. It is free and open to all ages. More information can be found at www.sunstocksolarfestival.com. ABOUT IDEAS, ENERGIZED. Check out our new site, ideasenergized.com, and subscribe for more thoughtful exploration of innovations in science, technology, the environment, and everything in between. Ideas, Energized.™ is a publication of Larta Institute.
Oct 16, 2018
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