Yolélé Foods co-founder, Pierre Thiam, gives an inspiring TED Talk on the transformative powers of fonio. The video debut in August, 2017, and has garnered more than 950,000 views.
Fonio is a tiny grain that has sustained rural West Africans for over 5,000 years. High in protein (and particularly strong in the essential amino acids methionine and cystine, which are deficient in most grains), fiber, and iron, this gluten-free grain is treasured from Senegal all the way to Nigeria. Look at it on a map […]
How proud are we that our co-founder Pierre Thiam has been asked to speak about fonio at TEDGlobal 2017 in Arusha, Tanzania? Pierre will be appear in the Pathmakers session, alongside Paul Kagame, the president of the Republic of Rwanda. He’ll be telling the story of fonio: its rich history, cultural significance, and promise for […]
It’s hard to believe that launch day is already behind us. We’re still flying high! Pierre gave out tastes of his cool and refreshing Fonio Mango Salad to throngs of visitors to the new Harlem Whole Foods Market in New York City on Friday July 21st. We sold out of the first delivery pretty quickly, but they’re […]
When you’re starting a business, you’re always charged up. New developments! Changing conditions! You’re constantly encountering (and hopefully solving) problems. But this week has us exceptionally excited. We recently got together with our friends at the admirable rice company Lotus Foods, which is a champion of SRI, or System of Rice Intensification. SRI is an […]