20 episodes

***THE HAVEN PROJECT*** This post-apocalyptic audio drama will immerse you in a world where climate change has severely affected agricultural production, and humanity's survival is threatened by food insecurity. The citizens of Haven are a minority group that enjoys plentiful fresh food, partly thanks to their location in the now-temperate north, and partly due to proprietary technological advancements that they keep under wraps. How long can Haven thrive in this bleak world, and how will they deal with the threat of Outsiders? Explore some of the causes of food insecurity, as well as some real-world advancements that might help us overcome it in this interdisciplinary educational initiative from Feeding 9 Billion. ***FOOD SECURE FUTURE*** The Food Secure Future Podcast brings together experts from the field to discuss how to feed the future in a way that is healthy, sustainable, and nutritious. In this series of interviews, researchers from the University of Guelph tease out existing technical and social barriers to food security, and explore new technologies and policies that have the potential to improve global food security in the future. Hosted by Dr. Evan Fraser, Director of the Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph.

Feeding 9 Billion Podcasts: "The Haven Project" and "Food Secure Future‪"‬ Feeding9Billion

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***THE HAVEN PROJECT*** This post-apocalyptic audio drama will immerse you in a world where climate change has severely affected agricultural production, and humanity's survival is threatened by food insecurity. The citizens of Haven are a minority group that enjoys plentiful fresh food, partly thanks to their location in the now-temperate north, and partly due to proprietary technological advancements that they keep under wraps. How long can Haven thrive in this bleak world, and how will they deal with the threat of Outsiders? Explore some of the causes of food insecurity, as well as some real-world advancements that might help us overcome it in this interdisciplinary educational initiative from Feeding 9 Billion. ***FOOD SECURE FUTURE*** The Food Secure Future Podcast brings together experts from the field to discuss how to feed the future in a way that is healthy, sustainable, and nutritious. In this series of interviews, researchers from the University of Guelph tease out existing technical and social barriers to food security, and explore new technologies and policies that have the potential to improve global food security in the future. Hosted by Dr. Evan Fraser, Director of the Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph.

    Food Secure Future - Future of Food

    Food Secure Future - Future of Food

    The Food Secure Future Podcast brings together researchers and experts from the field to discuss how to feed the future in a way that is healthy, sustainable, and nutritious. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a changing climate will threaten the stability of food supply, increase food prices, and lower the nutritional value of certain foods. Our current food system is a major contributor to climate change, and is unsustainable unless changes can be made. New technologies have the ability to reduce our effect on our environment, but they can be costly and not accessible to everyone, leading to further inequalities in our food system. In this episode, we face the challenging question of how we can tackle the work of upgrading our food system, not only to feed a growing population, but to do so in ways that are equitable and socially sustainable.


    Hosts
    Dr. Evan Fraser, Director, Arrell Food Institute at the University of GuelphChelsea Major, MSc Geography, Environment & Geomatics, University of Guelph
    Guests
    Dr. Sarah Rotz, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change, York University
    Visit our website, feeding9billion.com, for more food security educational resources and lesson plans.
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    • 23 min
    Food Secure Future - Alternative Food Systems

    Food Secure Future - Alternative Food Systems

    The Food Secure Future Podcast brings together researchers and experts from the field to discuss how to feed the future in a way that is healthy, sustainable, and nutritious. The COVID-19 pandemic caused some major disruptions to the global food system, including restricting travel of seasonal labourers and transportation of food over long distances. Resultingly, alternative food systems like community gardens, farmers' markets, and traditional Indigenous methods of food production, have grown in popularity. But why did we move toward globalization in the first place? Can both of these strategies be used together to create a more resilient food system? 

    Hosts:
    Dr. Evan Fraser, Director, Arrell Food Institute at the University of GuelphAlex Glaros, PhD candidate, Dept. of Geography, Environment & Geomatics, University of GuelphGuests:
    Lisa Conroy, Community Garden Coordinator, Two Rivers Neighbourhood GroupDr. Pierre Desrochers, Associate Professor, Dept. of Geography, Geomatics & Environment, University of Toronto Mississauga
    Visit our website, feeding9billion.com, for more food security educational resources and lesson plans.

    • 27 min
    Food Secure Future - Food Waste

    Food Secure Future - Food Waste

    The Food Secure Future Podcast brings together researchers and experts from the field to discuss how to feed the future in a way that is healthy, sustainable, and nutritious. Approximately 40% of food waste in Canada happens at the household level. According to the Guelph Food Waste Research Project, that amounts to around $18 per household per week, or almost $1000 per year! Taking small steps to change our day-to-day habits, like making a list before grocery shopping or learning how to store perishable foods so they will last longer, can help save money, improve nutrition, and reduce environmental stress.
    Hosts:
    Dr. Evan Fraser, Director, Arrell Food Institute at the University of GuelphKiana Gibson, BAS student, Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, University of Guelph / Co-Founder and Co-President of MealCare GuelphGuest:
    Molly Gallant, Guelph Food Waste Research Project
    Guelph Family Health Study Family Friendly Cookbooks (including the Rock What You've Got Cookbook for reducing food waste)

    Visit our website, feeding9billion.com, for more food security educational resources and lesson plans.

    • 23 min
    Food Secure Future - Vertical Farming

    Food Secure Future - Vertical Farming

    The Food Secure Future Podcast brings together researchers and experts from the field to discuss how to feed the future in a way that is healthy, sustainable, and nutritious. Vertical farming allows us to grow tightly packed crops in an artificial environment, giving us year round access to produce that we may not normally be able to grow at all. The technology has the potential to slow climate change by freeing up traditional cropland and reducing the need for long distance transportation of food. However, vertical farming and its products are costly, which could lead to issues of accessibility in communities that stand to benefit the most. This polarizing technology highlights the differences between food independence and food sovereignty in working toward the goal of worldwide food security.

    Hosts: 
    Dr. Evan Fraser, Director, Arrell Food Institute at the University of GuelphChantel Kozachenko, M.A., Dept. of Geography, Environment & Geomatics, University of Guelph Guests:
    Dr. Dickson Despommier, Professor Emeritus, Environmental Health Sciences, Columbia University (verticalfarm.com)Jackie Milne, Founder & President, Northern Farm Training InstituteVisit our website, feeding9billion.com, for more food security educational resources and lesson plans.

    • 16 min
    Food Secure Future - Ag 4.0

    Food Secure Future - Ag 4.0

    The Food Secure Future Podcast brings together researchers and experts from the field to discuss how to feed the future in a way that is healthy, sustainable, and nutritious. Agriculture is always looking for ways to improve. The growing human population and the increasing effects of climate change can result in a lot of pressure on farmers to increase production while at the same time decreasing inputs (like fertilizer or pesticides). How can technology help solve these problems, and how will the farmers producing our food be affected?
    Hosts: 
    Dr. Evan Fraser, Director, Arrell Food Institute at the University of GuelphSarah Marquis, PhD student, Institute of the Environment, University of OttawaGuests:
    Tyler Whale, President, Ontario Agri-Food TechnologiesSarah-Louise Ruder, PhD student, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, University of British Columbia
    Visit our website, feeding9billion.com, for more food security educational resources and lesson plans.

    • 24 min
    Food Secure Future - The Producer-Consumer Relationship

    Food Secure Future - The Producer-Consumer Relationship

    The Food Secure Future Podcast brings together researchers and experts from the field to discuss how to feed the future in a way that is healthy, sustainable, and nutritious. Modern consumers are rebuilding their connection with food, which can prove difficult when an often lengthy supply chain separates them from the farms that produced it. How can farmers and consumers foster an open conversation around food, so that we can all play our part in consuming and producing responsibly?

    Hosts: 
    Dr. Evan Fraser, Director, Arrell Food Institute at the University of GuelphAbdul-Rahim Abdulai, PhD candidate, Department of Geography, Environment & Geomatics, University of GuelphGuests:
    Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, Director, Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie UniversityCrystal Mackay, CEO, Loft 32
    Visit our website, feeding9billion.com, for more food security educational resources and lesson plans.

    • 23 min

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