In Episode 44 of the Regenerative Rising Podcast – Elevating Stories, Activating Change, Nisha Mary Poulose our Executive Director had the pleasure of speaking with Paloma Lopez, CEO & Co-Founder of Future Fit Foods.
Paloma is an inspiring and mission driven leader, with extensive experience across the food sector and her insights are rooted in a lifetime’s worth of exploration and passion.
In this episode Paloma reflects on her journey – sharing tales of a childhood spent foraging wild asparagus on the coast of Spain with her sister, where food played an essential and sacred role in her family’s life. She shares invaluable insights, emphasizing the importance of using food as a means of cultivating joy and community. She notes that there is a tremendous opportunity to reimagine convenience in the food system so that it fosters a deeper connection with the people responsible for creating it, and emphasizes regional and local food systems.
Nisha and Paloma also discuss the value of gratitude and creating an emotional connection with our food, pointing out that the Regeneration movement requires a cultural shift in fundamental philosophy and thinking. They explore questions such as; how do we create food systems that cultivate community and that ultimately create a waste-less society? How do we move away from an extractive mindset to a Regenerative mindset? And how do we re-imagine what productivity should look like in our society? This conversation offers a glimpse of an exciting future, concluding with Paloma offering an update on Future Fit Foods that inspires hope and optimism for what’s possible in the world of Regeneration.