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Senator Cory Booker On Unity, Hope, & Healthy Food For All

By April 3, 2023No Comments
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Episode #746



Food policy reform isn’t just about improving nutrition, it’s about social justice and taking responsibility for stewarding solutions that prioritize environmental sustainability.

These are powerful words from today’s guest Cory Booker—an extraordinary man who has dedicated his life and political career to fighting for social justice, civil rights, environmental protection, food policy reform, and many other important issues.

Cory is a graduate of Stanford University, where he played varsity football. He received a degree in modern history at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, and subsequently a law degree from Yale Law School. He is the former mayor of Newark, New Jersey, a 2020 presidential candidate, and is currently a leading voice in the United States Senate.

My conversation with Cory covers his path to public service, the divided nature of modern politics, how to lead by example with love and faith, and a topic that is near and dear to both of our hearts: food policy reform.

“When you find creative ways to bring people together and let them recognize their oneness, that’s when power is unleashed.”


Senator Booker has been fiercely advocating to reinvent our food systems to address food insecurity and rising rates of lifestyle disease incident to poor nutrition. He also calls out the many ills of factory farming, including soil depletion, climate degradation, species extinction, animal suffering, and food injustice—working tirelessly to ensure that every American has access to healthy, affordable food.

Ultimately, this conversation is all about embracing the power we all possess to catalyze substantive change—and shouldering that responsibility to drive change within ourselves, in our communities, and even on a national level.

The visually inclined can watch it all go down on YouTube. And as always, the audio version streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

It was a true honor to spend time with Senator Booker. I have been inspired by his example as a public servant for many years—he is a man who truly walks his talk—and I was quite moved by what he shared in this exchange.

I hope you find this episode as meaningful as I did.

Peace + Plants,

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