Thrive On Life Podcast

E173 Doing What You Love to Create a Better World, with Michael Battaglia

June 16, 2022

In this episode, we welcome Michael Battaglia to the show to discuss the power of hemp seeds and his business, Cousin Hemp. We also discuss the problems with the food industry, food’s effect on mental health, how we can put nutrients back in the soil, and more. 


Tune in to hear Michael’s story of #thriving and see below for a complete list of topics covered in this episode.


Key Topics

  • What led Michael to move from New York to Iowa
  • His story of losing his father to cancer and what led him to improve his own health
  • His journey with being vegan and the social norms around it
  • Michael’s product and what sets it apart from his competitors
  • What led him to create his product and building a business around it
  • The two main types of protein
  • How food affects mental health
  • Why hemp is important
  • How to grow a business and delegate 
  • Michael’s “moonshot goal”
  • Why American soil has lost nutrients and a possible solution
  • The biggest takeaway for you as a listener
  • His nonprofit and how he is helping farms


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