In this episode we speak with Max Teplitski and Mollie Van Lieu and discuss the challenges of increasing access to healthy produce in underserved communities. They explore the role of programs like SNAP, WIC, and produce prescriptions, as well as the need for public-private partnerships and technological solutions to address food waste. The conversation also includes personal experiences with gardening and tips for reducing waste. The podcast emphasizes the importance of advocacy for government engagement in achieving a sustainable and equitable food system for all, making it a must-listen for anyone interested in food justice and sustainability.
- Learn about the challenges of increasing access to healthy produce in underserved communities
- Discover the limitations and potential improvements of programs like SNAP and WIC
- Explore opportunities for USDA to buy fruits and vegetables directly from growers and make them available to those in need
- Understand the importance of programs like Double Up Bucks, Brighter Bites, and Common Threads in increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables
- Find out about the potential of produce prescriptions and renewable energy sources in sustainable last mile distribution
- Discover efforts to reduce food waste in the distribution of fresh produce
- Learn about personal experiences with gardening and tips for extending the shelf life of herbs
- Understand the importance of public-private partnerships and technological solutions in achieving equitable access to fresh, nutritious food
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