On this episode, we talked with Charley Wang, the Co-Founder and CEO of Josephine, an up-and-coming food tech company. He explains how his version of the sharing economy can bolster home cooking, empower small-scale entrepreneurs, and combat gentrification. He believes that food tech can do more than simply provide a product in an ultra-convenient and commodified way, and that there's room for food justice and labor rights, too.
This is a sprawling and fascinating conversation about food justice, the tech world, empathy, and gentrification. We also drag Blue Apron and Soylent a bit. (A lot.)
LINKS DU JOUR
- Why One Startup Is Offering Meals Made By Home Cooks And Middle-Schoolers via NPR
The Real Soylent Sickness via The New Yorker