When it comes to the solving the climate crisis, food is a big part of the puzzle. Food is responsible for 1/3 of greenhouse gas emissions, but historically it hasn’t been in the spotlight of climate conversations. In today’s episode, I speak with Brent Loken who is the Global Food Lead Scientist for the World Wildlife Fund.

We discuss the power each country has to create food system transformation. All of these natural climate solutions fit together to create an exponential roadmap for solving the Great Food Puzzle and reaching the biodiversity, climate, and health goals we’ve set as an international community.

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Episode Transcript

Analisa Winther, Nordic FoodTech Podcast Host  5:14 

I want to get started with what exactly you do for a living. So your title is Global Food Lead Scientist at the World Wildlife Fund. What exactly does a Global Food Lead Scientist do?

Brent Loken, WWF  5:27 

So WWF is pretty huge. I think we’re in, geez, over 90 offices worldwide. I think we’re upwards of 10,000 employees. So we’re a massive, massive NGO. Each office is independent from the other offices. So what we found within WWF is having some sort of internal coordination between the offices in terms of directing where we’re going with a specific topic would be helpful. Then what the Global Food Lead Scientist does and my role is to coordinate the science and the scientific endeavors of food systems, and the research on food systems within the network and our network offices, and to gently guide and push and lead in terms of which way we would like to go.

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