Out to Lunch

OUT TO LUNCH finds economist and Tulane finance professor Peter Ricchiuti conducting business New Orleans style: over lunch at Commander's Palace restaurant. Each week Peter invites guests from the New Orleans business renaissance to join him. The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Inc magazine have all named New Orleans the best city in the USA to be an entrepreneur. Out to Lunch is the cafeteria of the new New Orleans entrepreneurial movement. You can also hear the show on WWNO 89.9FM.

Photo by Rick Lineberger

It's in Our DNA (no, really) July 17, 2014

Do you diet and exercise but don't lose weight? Those days are over. And how about this for an idea - going to the doctor and getting medication that works just right the first time.

victor castellon, kory krista, peter ricchiuti

New Orleans DNA research companies Renaissance RX and GenoVive are changing our concept of dieting and of medication.

victor castellon

GenoVive founder Victor Castellon joins Peter Ricchiuti on Out to Lunch to explain how specific DNA-based diet and exercise programs can target your unique metabolism to be effective from the very first day you start your personal weight loss and health improvement program.

Here in Louisiana most of us have heard that we’re losing a football field of coastline every hour. But did you know this statistic? Every 15 minutes someone in the United States dies from an incorrect dose of prescription drugs?

kory krista, peter ricchiuti

New Orleans biotech company Renaissance RX has pioneered a breakthrough DNA test that is saving lives across the country by preventing fatal doses of prescription drugs. Kory Krista from Renaissance RX explains the science and the massive medical and business ramifications in store.

genovive, renaissance rx

If anything is ever going to be a threat to New Orleans' reputation as a city of cocktails, crawfish, and cream sauce, that threat may come in the shape of scientific breakthroughs from GenoVive and Renaissance RX. These companies are big-time game-changers.

genovive dna swab

The photos on this page were taken at Commander's Palace by Cheryl delPozzal

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