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How we can heal the broken food system, starting with farmers

Robyn O'Brien of rePlant Capital discusses how we can close the gap between farmer and consumer to start fixing the food system.

Cameron Simcik

May 8, 2019

1 Min Read
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"We have inherited a fundamentally flawed system for farming in America that we absolutely have to rethink," proclaims Robyn O'Brien of rePlant Capital, an impact investment firm deploying integrated capital from soil to shelf in order to reverse climate change.

O'Brien is sounding the broken food system alarm here in the U.S. She's also the featured guest on Episode 2 of the Regenerative Voices™ podcast produced by At The Epicenter, and alongside At The Epicenter founder and podcast host Seleyn DeYarus, O'Brien highlights critical conversations we must have in order to fix the food system. But sometimes, as DeYarus mentions, it can be difficult for individuals to interact with an issue so seemingly large.

So where can we start? According to O'Brien: farmers.

Click here to listen and learn how we can begin to close the gap between farmer and consumer in order to heal the food system:

Regenerative Voices™ Ep 2 -- Robyn O'Brien

Miss Episode 1? Hear Rose Marcario, CEO and president of Patagonia, on the regenerative revolution.

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Want to be part of the solution in a collaborative, inclusive environment? Join the conversation October 28-30 in Boulder, Colorado, focused on the impacts the food, fashion and beauty industries have on our planet.

About the Author(s)

Cameron Simcik

Community & Conference Content Coordinator, New Hope Network

Cameron is a certified nutritionist passionate about elevating emerging natural products brands through writing and conference programming and bringing holistic health to the masses.

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