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Episode 67: Sara Menker

Straight Talk with Hank Paulson

Sara Menker (Founder and CEO, Gro Intelligence) joins Hank on Straight Talk to discuss the impact growing up in Africa had on her, global food security and climate change, and founding Gro Intelligence to address the fundamental flaws in our food system. She shares insights into how data and information become infrastructure to drive systematic change in the agriculture industry, measuring climate risks in agricultural supply chains, and her advice for governments dealing with climate change and food security.Gro Intelligence: https://gro-intelligence.com/


13 Jul 2022

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Rapid Response: How global markets are reacting to Russia's war on Ukraine, w/Sara Menker, CEO of Gro Intelligence

Masters of Scale

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine presents a new level of disruption to an already fragile global trade system. Sara Menker, the CEO of Gro Intelligence, a data research firm with deep insights on global supply and demand, joins Rapid Response for the second time to discuss these disruptions. While her biggest focus is agriculture, Sara’s insights provide a window into how things are shifting across all parts of the economy. She also discusses what we need to understand about Russia’s trade with China and the largely overlooked impacts in the Middle East.Read a transcript of this episode: https://mastersofscale.comSubscribe to the Masters of Scale weekly newsletter: http://eepurl.com/dlirtXSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


12 Mar 2022

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Sara Menker and Hans Tung (Gro Intelligence and GGV Capital) - Turning Data into Action

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders

Sara Menker is the founder and CEO of Gro Intelligence, which uses data, analytics, and forecasting models to inform companies involved in the agricultural supply chain and organizations impacted by climate change. Hans Tung is a managing partner at GGV Capital, focusing on early-stage investments across the global digital economy. In this conversation with Stanford adjunct lecturer Emily Ma, Menker and Tung discuss the skills, tactics and technologies needed to solve complex, systemic challenges.  


19 Jan 2022

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Food security in a pandemic, w/Sara Menker of Gro Intelligence

Masters of Scale: Rapid Response

Will the U.S. run out of food? Can the world's food supply chains survive coronavirus? Sara Menker, founder and CEO of Gro Intelligence, which parses 650 trillion agricultural data points daily, shares eye-opening insights based on real-time facts. Learn about the hidden forces that impact what we see on shelves -- and why we might be worrying about the wrong things.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


5 May 2020

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Recode Decode: Gro Intelligence CEO Sara Menker

Decoder with Nilay Patel

Gro Intelligence founder and CEO Sara Menker talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the growing field of agriculture technology and how farmers around the world are using data. She also talks about the impact of geopolitical events like the US-China trade war and the challenges of raising capital for an ag-tech startup.Featuring:Sara Menker, founder and CEO of Gro Intelligence (@SaraMenker)Hosts:Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-largeMore to explore:Subscribe for free to Pivot, Kara’s podcast with NYU Professor Scott Galloway that offer sharp, unfiltered insights into the biggest stories in tech, business, and politics.About Recode by Vox:Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us.Follow Us:Newsletter: Recode DailyTwitter: @Recode Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


28 Aug 2019

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A global food crisis may be less than a decade away | Sara Menker

TED Talks Science and Medicine

Sara Menker quit a career in commodities trading to figure out how the global value chain of agriculture works. Her discoveries have led to some startling predictions: "We could have a tipping point in global food and agriculture if surging demand surpasses the agricultural system's structural capacity to produce food," she says. "People could starve and governments may fall." Menker's models predict that this scenario could happen in a decade -- that the world could be short 214 trillion calories per year by 2027. She offers a vision of this impossible world as well as some steps we can take today to avoid it.


5 Oct 2017

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Podemos ter uma crise alimentar mundial daqui a apenas dez anos | Sara Menker

TEDTalks Ciência e Medicina

Sara Menker deixou sua carreira de negociante de commodities para tentar resolver como o montante global da cadeia de agricultura funciona. Suas descobertas a levou a algumas previsões chocantes: "Podemos ter um ponto de inflexão na agricultura e na alimentação mundial se as demandas crescentes ultrapassarem a capacidade do sistema de agricultura de produzir comida", ela afirma. "As pessoas podem morrer de fome e governos caírem". Os modelos de Menker preveem que esse cenário poderá acontecer daqui há uma década -- o mundo poderá estar com 214 trilhões de calorias a menos por ano em 2027. Ela nos mostra uma visão desse mundo impossível, assim como alguns passos que podemos seguir, a partir de hoje, para evitar tudo isso.


5 Oct 2017

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En tan solo una década puede surgir una crisis alimentaria mundial | Sara Menker

TEDTalks Ciencia y Medicina

Sara Menker abandonó su carrera en el comercio de materias primas para descubrir cómo funciona la cadena de valor global de la agricultura. Sus descubrimientos han llevado a algunas predicciones sorprendentes: "Podríamos tener un punto de inflexión en la alimentación y la agricultura global, si la creciente demanda supera la capacidad estructural del sistema agrícola para producir alimentos", dice. "La gente podría morir de hambre y los gobiernos podrían caer". Los modelos de Menker predicen que este escenario podría suceder en una década... que el mundo podría tener un déficit de 214 billones de calorías al año para 2027. Ella ofrece una visión de este mundo imposible, así como algunos pasos que podemos tomar hoy para evitarlo.


5 Oct 2017

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Eine globale Nahrungskrise bereits in zehn Jahren | Sara Menker

TEDTalks Wissenschaft und Medizin

Sara Menker beendete eine Karriere im Rohstoffhandel um die Wertschöpfungskette der globalen Landwirtschaft zu untersuchen. Ihre Entdeckungen legen einige erschreckende Prognosen nahe: "Es könnte einen Punkt geben, an dem der steigende Bedarf die strukturelle Produktionskapazität der Nahrungsproduktion übersteigt und die globalen Nahrungsmärkte kippen", sagt sie. "Menschen könnten verhungern und Regierungen zusammenbrechen." Menkers Model prognostiziert ebendieses mögliche Szenario in 10 Jahren -- dass der Welt ab 2027 jährlich 214 Billionen Kalorien fehlen könnten. Sie beschreibt die Vision dieser unmöglichen Welt und auch einige Schritte, um eine Ernährungskrise zu verhindern.


5 Oct 2017

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10년 후면 다가올 세계적 식량 위기 | 사라 멘커[Sara Menker]

TEDTalks 과학과 의료

사라 멘커는 코미디티 상인을 그만두고 세계적 농업 가치 계통이 어떻게 운영 되는지 알아보기 시작했다. 그녀의 발견은 깜짝 놀랄 예측으로 이어졌다: "우리는 세계적 식량과 농업에 티핑 포인트가 생길수 있다며, 농업 시스템의 구조적 수용력이 수요를 앞질러 버릴수 있다고 말한다. 그녀는 사람들이 굶고 정부가 무너질수 있다고 말한다. 멘커의 모델은 10년뒤 생기는 시나리오를 예측한다 -- 세계에 매년마다 214조의 칼로리가 2027년때까지 부족해 질것이라는 것을. 그녀는 이 불가능한 세상에 이 사건을 피할수 있는 비젼을 제시해준다.


5 Oct 2017