Season 1, Episode 19

The Future of Food: Exploring the Multiple Challenges to Sustaining our Nutritional Needs 


Jennifer McKenna

Rebecca Turk



Scott Nichols
Founder and CEO
Food’s Future, LLC

Guest: Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO

Scott Nichols Prior to founding Food’s Future, Scott was co-founder and managing director at Verlasso Harmoniously Raised Fish. There, he led Verlasso to become the first ocean-raised salmon to receive a buy ranking from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program that recognizes environmentally responsible farming practices. In recognition of his efforts to communicate the value of sustainable seafood, he was named the 2015 Seafood Marketer of the Year by IntraFish.

In land-based agriculture, Scott’s experience includes product development research through commercialization for both vegetable and row crops. He is an inventor on 43 patents in a variety of plant and crop science areas.

Scott is a frequent speaker on how to address the world’s future food needs and how ever-increasing sustainability must be an integral part of agriculture’s evolution. Recent addresses include the Environmental Defense Fund, Seafood Expo North America, Seafood Summit, Fortune Brainstorm Green, the Global Ocean Action Summit, University of North Carolina, Duke University, University of Chicago and the Wharton School.

Previously, Scott was a member of the JRS Biodiversity Foundation board of directors whose extensive work on biodiversity projects in Africa and South America gave him a deep appreciation for developing comprehensive approaches to sustainable food production. He is currently a member of the board of directors for the Aquaculture Stewardship Council whose mission is to create a world where aquaculture plays a major role in supplying food and social benefits for mankind while minimizing negative impacts on the environment.

Scott’s education includes the Advanced Management Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from UCLA.

About This Episode

With a Federal Administration as divisive as it is, conspiracy theories abound in the United States. But, can it continue to be a theory when we witness overt abuses specifically against Hispanic families everyday? Are we supposed to believe that the media is only showing us ultra liberal views when, in one week, we witness ICE raids, mass shootings and continued abuses and neglect at our Southern border? Join Jennifer as she addresses the implications of recent disturbing experiences with her guest, Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO: Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials.