Aaron Niederhelman is an entrepreneur focused on coaxing food values through supply chains. Aaron co-founded companies Monger.fish & OneHealthAg to modernize the supply of food animal proteins by harmonizing the interests of brands with reputational risks to their brand with farmers using elevated production standards.
Niederhelman hosts the UN Radio Show ‘Laying Down Tracks’, and the podcast talk show SourcingMatters.show. Prior, he was SVP and Head of Marketing | Brand | Communications for Flagship Pioneering company Invaio Sciences.
In 2015, an Eisenhower Fellowship Program offered Aaron insight into supply chains, resource management practice and water utilization strategies from across Europe and the Middle East. Aaron was previously Managing Director & co-founder of the EAF Agrarian Fund – a private equity investment fund to promote economic growth through well sourced meats with regional backstory. Aaron enjoys spending his free time with family and in the garden
OneHealth Agriculture OneHealthAg.com: A tech clearinghouse to modernize meat supply. By meshing the interests of farmers with elevated production standards -and- buyers with reputational risk to their brand, a new institutional marketplace is found.
Hingeline monger.fish: Operating as a marketing agency that sources highest quality seafood from the North Atlantic, Niederhelman and his team represent fisherman and ocean farmers through promoting their bounty with stories of the People, Places and Products that are found throughout northeast seafood communities. It’s a regional icon ripe to decommoditize .
Sourcing Matters SourcingMatters.show: A podcast talkshow with over 150 conversations with movers and shakers in food, ag and climate action. We’re dedicated to the stories of our food, and those fighting for it.
Laying Down Tracks www.un.org/food-systems-summit/laying-down-tracks: The UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS), Sourcing Matters show (SMs) and host Aaron Niederhelman launched the thought-provoking podcast series: Laying Down Tracks (LTDs). The inspiring 9-part miniseries features experts on issues related to world hunger, malnutrition, climate change, and much more. Each episode brings to light experiences and insights of those on the frontlines, and those in command.
Aaron Niederhelman’s complete: Professional Experience
Underpinning man’s ability to do more than survive, but to grow, learn and thrive – our most profound genius of community, society and culture are directly correlated to an ability to source sustenance to growing populations. Now, overfed yet increasingly hungry and malnourished, the past 50 years of cheap food production has forced consumers of the Western diet fatter, chronically more ill, and disconnected enough to their food-system that most have lost perspective to the primary purpose of the food we eat. As the World teeters on the cusp of a Malthusian catastrophe unlike no other, for the first time in history we realize resources and unbridled growth are increasingly finite, more mouths have turned to conventional practice for nourishment and instead receive food-systems taxing to soil, body and environment – proving rife with backlash.
As a primary motivation of food system reform, the adage ‘you are what we eat’ is increasingly apropos for a modern consumer. On our shared and shrinking planet current food production is supremely taxing not just on our bodies, but to our soils, the air, sweet & salt waters, biodiversity, and the environment as a whole. Furthermore, the impact of what’s eaten is no just felt by that individual; it’s felt now by the collective. By everyone and everything in an interconnected circular (one-shared-health) system.
Throughout this site and in the essays @WhatCost ‘Food as Healthcare’ series, I cite many efforts to calculate a ‘true cost’ of cheap food. I’ve come to realize that the economics of food are not the roadblock, but instead a short-horizon hurdle that presents opportunity to reevaluate how new perspective from externalized costs and additional potential Food Values can be earned. Through greater awareness, accurate and just facts, and reflection on working, proven instances we’ve already begun to embrace a future of regenerative agriculture & sustainable fisheries.
To service the system we’re ultimately a part of we must mitigate risk by diversifying food production, and innovate to a circular economy that based on regenerative natural resource management as a new cost basis for all returns to be judged. I look forward to being part of this systemic change for a better tomorrow.