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This Dude Vasectomized Himself! Meet Dr. Esgar Guarin, the Evangelical Vasectomist

Business for Good Podcast

Release Date: 06/01/2022

Is the Future of Fat Fermented? Jeff Nobbs of Zero Acre Farms Is Betting on it show art Is the Future of Fat Fermented? Jeff Nobbs of Zero Acre Farms Is Betting on it

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At age 18, Jeff Nobbs founded an ecommerce company, building it into a valuable enough startup that it was in what Jeff calls a “life-changing” event. After then opening a that now has two locations in the Bay Area, Jeff decided that there’d be a third entrepreneurial act in his life, this time focused on fixing fat. What’s wrong with fat today? Well, Jeff argues that the way we grow plants to make oils like palm, soy, coconut, canola, and more is just pretty taxing on the planet. It’s often not that good for us, either. So instead of farming plants to extract the tiny amount of...

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You know how you put all your recycling—cans, bottles, cardboard, etc.—into the same bin? Well, have you ever wondered how all that stuff gets sorted out at the recycling factory? It’s done mostly by humans.  If you watch a about how it’s done, rest assured you’re not likely to apply for this job. These folks are standing at a conveyor belt with recyclable trash whizzing by them at every moment and they need to pick pieces off the line to put into the proper bins at a rate of 40 items per minute! It’s tough to watch the work for 30 seconds, so imagine how tough it must be to...

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For decades, the alt-meat movement has focused on ground meats like sausages, burgers, nuggets, sticks, and more. That’s because it’s just a lot less difficult to create these ground products than a more structured product like a steak or chicken breast. Still difficult, but less difficult. Several companies now though are trying to reach that holy grail of whole cut products, and one of them is Chunk Foods, hailing from the holy land of Israel.  As you’ll hear in this episode, Amos Golan was a guy fascinated by chemistry. He tried a couple business ideas that didn’t take off...

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If you follow the meat or the alt-meat industry closely, chances are high that you’ve read Lisa Keefe’s work. As the editor-in-chief of both and now too, Lisa has been both reporting on and editorializing on all things meat for the past 15 years. She’s also the creator of the and is a frequent commentator on everything from trends to controversies and more in the meat space. While she’s not a meat company executive, as a meat media (meat-ia?) executive, Lisa’s spent much of her career watching what’s happening as far as plant-based and cultivated meat goes, as well as animal...

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This Dude Vasectomized Himself! Meet Dr. Esgar Guarin, the Evangelical Vasectomist show art This Dude Vasectomized Himself! Meet Dr. Esgar Guarin, the Evangelical Vasectomist

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Our guest in this episode, , is on a crusade to promote vasectomies, and even gave up his previous medical career to focus on simply being a full-time vasectomist as part of his commitment to making the world a better place. That’s right: his entire business is one thing and one thing only: helping men take greater responsibility in their reproductive lives and averting unwanted pregnancies.

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Is Alt-Protein a National Security Issue? Rep. Ro Khanna Thinks So show art Is Alt-Protein a National Security Issue? Rep. Ro Khanna Thinks So

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Many already believe that fostering an alt-protein industry in the US is important for helping the environment, but is it also going to protect American national security? We’re already importing much of our clean energy tech from Asia, but will we soon be importing our clean protein from other parts of the world, too?  , a Democrat from California representing Silicon Valley, doesn’t want that to happen. He’s not only to invest in alt-protein, he’s recently in Congress calling on the Director of National Intelligence to submit an intelligence report on the effects of increased...

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Reproductive Freedom in the Developing World: Anna Christina Thorsheim and Family Empowerment Media show art Reproductive Freedom in the Developing World: Anna Christina Thorsheim and Family Empowerment Media

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While it’s a charity, Family Empowerment Media tries to run like a business in that it relies heavily on measurable, evidence-based strategies that produce a significant return on their investment. Though the return they’re seeking isn’t a financial one, but rather is in the form of the social change they’re working to create, mainly by empowering the use of family planning by families that are seeking to have fewer children in developing African nations.  Started in 2020, the sole mission of the group is to create radio content featuring Nigerian families talking about their...

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Oat-to-Market Strategy: Mike Messersmith and the Oatly Story show art Oat-to-Market Strategy: Mike Messersmith and the Oatly Story

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If you’ve been listening to the show for some time, you know that replacing animals in the food system is a topic very close to my heart. While the meat and egg industries in the grand picture have still been largely unaffected by plant-based competitors, that’s not the case in the milk industry, where the explosion of plant-based milks has very tangibly cut into demand for cow’s milk. Gone are the days when almond milk and soy milk were for vegans—now they’re for everyone.  But just a few years ago, a new entrant into the plant-based milk world emerged. In 2015 oat milk was far...

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Ep. 86 | From Tech to Table: Richard Munson and the Food & Ag Tech Revolution show art Ep. 86 | From Tech to Table: Richard Munson and the Food & Ag Tech Revolution

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I try to read any new book that comes out on the topic, and that includes Richard Munson’s new book . I really enjoyed reading this book by someone who’s far more well-known for his deep-dive biographies of visionaries like Nikola Tesla and Jacque Cousteau, but now has written a new book featuring dozens of entrepreneurs seeking to create a more sustainable food system. And they’re doing this not by returning to 19th century agriculture, but by embracing 21st century food and agriculture technology. In this interview we discuss everything from how new tech can displace old jobs, why some...

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For those of you who’ve been enjoying Business for Good for some time, today’s guest may sound familiar. That’s because Kim Le is not only our guest on Episode 85, but she was also our guest on our 49th episode back in 2020. If you’ve not heard it, I do recommend you go back and check it out, which will be helpful in seeing just how much has changed for this young startup which was cofounded by undergrads and has raised $20 million so far.  As you’ll hear in this episode, is undergoing quite a transformation as it settles into its new 20,000 square foot production facility in...

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Our guest in this episode, Dr. Esgar Guarin, is on a crusade to promote vasectomies, and even gave up his previous medical career to focus on simply being a full-time vasectomist as part of his commitment to making the world a better place. That’s right: his entire business is one thing and one thing only: helping men take greater responsibility in their reproductive lives and averting unwanted pregnancies.