How to Save a Billion Dollars in Food Podcast Transcript – Future of Food

How to Save a Billion Dollars Recovering Food – The Future of Food Podcast

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[00:00:00]

Lee: It’s the “Future of Food,” I’m Lee Schneider. Who would have thought that early one morning at the wholesale produce market in L.A., I would have walked right into a performance of opera?

[Luis singing]

[00:00:18]

Luis: Everyone knows I sing opera here.

[00:00:31]

NARRATION:Luis Yepiz has a talent for music. He’s been in punk bands and has the vocal chops to be an opera performer. But he also has a talent for something else, connecting with people and building communities. He is the wholesale food recovery manager for an organization called Food Forward. He starts early in the morning because that’s when the wholesalers arrive.

[market sounds]

Lee: Now, it’s 4:30 in the morning on the dot. It’s a lot of activity.

[00:01:02]

Luis:Yes, the wholesalers usually start their operation anywhere between midnight and one in the morning.

[00:01:10]

NARRATIONHe discovered this work when he was volunteering at a food bank. One …

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