University of Greenland's Aviaja Lyberth Hauptmann on how the world's diet revolution is challenging Greenland
For a millennia, the Inuit people have managed to survive off the land of Greenland, an extreme Arctic environment. Aviaja Lyberth Hauptmann has been conducting research on the Greenlandic Diet Revolution, which looks at the microbiomes of traditional Greenlandic foods, an almost exclusively animal-based diet. Aviaja's work encompasses culture, climate change, nutrition, microbiology, biotech, big industry, and politics. Full of fascinating insights, this conversation will get you thinking about what health really means for humans and the planet and how the two can and can’t be connected. It’s also an important conversation to consider how vulnerable communities fit in o our global climate solutions. 5:20 Overview of diet, traditions, and culture 10:20 Why a plant-based diet is causing problems in Greenland 26:00 Vision for the future food system 30:30 How Arctic micro-organisms create big business opportunities beyond oil & gas 38:00 Wisdom collected from nature and the Inuits Episode transcript Links How foraging is creating an alternative food system in the Baltics Why Chr. Hansen is building a microbial platform The Michelin chef preserving Iceland’s food traditions What is the Faroese kitchen? Landmarks (one of my fav books) on the power of language to shape our sense of place and connection to nature The EAT-Lancet report, which greatly influenced global dietary recommendations Join our community on Instagram and find more episodes at www.nordicfoodtech.io.