A Financial Poise Column about the travels and learning of a food tech investor.
The Health Benefits are Endless When You Eat to Live Part of my role as a private equity investor is to devour information on food and agriculture. Why? To make sure I understand the trends and impacts within the industry. So, I read books, articles, and studies on food, health and wellness, and what it […]
Creating Healthy Soil Saves More than Plants When I first picked up Josh Tickell’s latest book, “Kiss the Ground,” last November, I thought it was going to be a book about regenerative agriculture. While it does cover this topic, the book turned out to be about so much more. I am not exaggerating when I […]
Curing America’s Obesity Epidemic May Look Different (and Younger?) than We Thought Several months ago, I had this strange encounter with my high school-aged daughter. It was a bit of an “aha” moment that sparked a lot of other ideas about food, health and how we might tackle some of our biggest health problems. I […]
I am taking a short-term diversion from the Food Revolution to discuss the best career tool and knowledge-sharing app available. The web has become a crucial tool for building one’s credibility as an expert, and yet most people are missing one of the most important knowledge-sharing networks on the web. I am talking about Twitter. […]
With the recent release of the pro-GMO documentary, Food Evolution by Scott Hamilton Kennedy, the safety and labeling concerns of genetically modified organisms (“GMOs”) have been thrust back into the limelight on social media and other political forums. So, what are GMOs? Since it is a complicated and often misunderstood topic, I thought it good […]
Find out how the U.S. government changed – and ruined – our food industry, and why entrepreneurs are using regenerative agriculture to save it.
Growing up in the ‘70s and ‘80s was very different from today. My favorite sandwich was the classic PB&J. Today, I would be out of luck — most schools in the U.S. don’t allow peanut butter due to the prevalence of life-threatening peanut allergies. I don’t remember any kids with a food allergy while growing up, let alone a life-threatening one. Fast forward to today, and of course we all know food allergies pervade in our schools and society.
Venture capital, family offices and CPG companies are pouring money into plant-based food alternatives. Find out why investors need to take notice.
Why should you give up diet soda, limit antibiotic use and start eating fermented foods? Over the last five years, there have been key research breakthroughs in the link between gut health and your brain, immunology and overall health.
As a food investor, I am often skeptical of the staying power of emerging trends. Is the trend a fad? Or, is it truly a groundswell that will change long-term eating patterns. According to Statista, the gluten-free foods market was $2.4 billion in 2015, up 41% from $1.7 billion in 2010. And it is projected to triple—up to $7.6 billion—by 2020.