Dairy processor Chobani LLC, Norwich, N.Y., said it is collaborating with T Brand at The New York Times to debut a new podcast called “Next Bite.” The podcast highlights changemakers who are re-examining how consumers eat when it comes to the farm, table and community.
Each episode in the three-part series will focus on two overarching themes: future and sustainability. Guests from diverse locations and backgrounds will speak to their work every day, telling a breadth of stories about what it means for the future of how we farm, eat and work together as a community, as well as what can and will sustain it, Chobani said. “Next Bite” aligns with Chobani’s core mission: “transforming our food system for the betterment of our planet, our people and our communities.”
The episodes, Chobani said, include:
Episode 1 (available now): Germaine Jenkins, co-founder and chief farm officer of Fresh Future Farm, will talk about her/their small farm in South Carolina and how she is working to restore the role of Black farms in a new generation of local agriculture. Jenkins co-founded Fresh Future Farm in 2014 and has led a team that created abundance in a disinvested neighborhood.
Episode 2 (launches on May 5): Chef Sean Sherman, founder of The Sioux Chef, shares his story as a Native American chef on a mission to grow a global movement for indigenous cooking and culinary knowledge. Born in South Dakota, Sherman’s main focus is on the revitalization and evolution of indigenous foods systems throughout North America.
Episode 3 (launches on May 19): Jasmine Crowe, CEO of Goodr, will discuss how she is helping communities put an end to food waste and hunger, all while bringing back the joy of feeding the family. Jasmine is an award-winning social entrepreneur and TED speaker, and her goal is to foster change and create awareness about the leading socioeconomic issues and challenges of today.
Episodes of “Next Bite” are available for download on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts and anywhere else consumers their podcasts.