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It is evident that large-scale farming practices in the Western world create a number of challenges that undermine our ability to continue to grow food. Challenges include soil erosion, chemical run-off, and an over reliance on petrochemical-based fertiliser and pesticides.

This iTunesU collection proposes an alternative way of growing food. The videos, articles and podcasts you will find here are all inspired by the framework of a circular economy: an economy that is restorative or regenerative by design. We hope you enjoy browsing the collection!

Food and Farming System‪s‬ Ellen MacArthur Foundation

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It is evident that large-scale farming practices in the Western world create a number of challenges that undermine our ability to continue to grow food. Challenges include soil erosion, chemical run-off, and an over reliance on petrochemical-based fertiliser and pesticides.

This iTunesU collection proposes an alternative way of growing food. The videos, articles and podcasts you will find here are all inspired by the framework of a circular economy: an economy that is restorative or regenerative by design. We hope you enjoy browsing the collection!

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    Is this the Future of Global Food Systems?

    Is this the Future of Global Food Systems?

    Leontino Balbo took his 20,000 hectare sugar cane farm and switched it from conventional sugar cane farming to 'revitalising agriculture'. The results are astonishing.

    • 20 Min.
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    3D Ocean Farming

    3D Ocean Farming

    From pollution to overfishing, we need to take a new approach to how we manage our seas. Bren Smith has a neat idea that he calls 3D Ocean Farming. Watch this video to find out how it works.

    • 14 Min.
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    The Plant: a story of symbiosis

    The Plant: a story of symbiosis

    The Plant in Chicago is a perfect example of an urban farm taking a systems approach to maximise outcomes. Watch and learn how and why a collection of businesses share resources and use each other's waste as inputs.

    • 3 Min.
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    Soils and Seas Renewed

    Soils and Seas Renewed

    What goes regenerative agriculture on land and at sea look like? Meet two experts who each have a fascinating story to tell...

    • 45 Min.
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    The Secret Life of Soil

    The Secret Life of Soil

    Not many people know it, but all sorts of communication takes place beneath our feet. And just as well, too: the 'secret life of soil' is responsible for the conditions that allow plant and insect life to grow and thrive on our planet.

    • 52 Min.
    Urban Biocycles

    Urban Biocycles

    This scoping paper focuses on the potential of the significant volume of organic waste flowing through the urban environment.

    The aim is to highlight the opportunities to capture value, in the form of the energy, nutrients and materials embedded in these flows, through the application of circular economy principles. Organic waste - from the organic fraction of municipal solid waste streams and wastewater that flows through sewage systems - is traditionally seen as a costly problem in economic and environmental terms. This scoping paper explores the idea that
 the equation can be reversed by designing more effective recovery and processing systems to 
turn organic waste into a source of value and contribute to restoring natural capital.

    The objective of this scoping paper is to present an initial exploration of the circular economy opportunities for the biocycle economy. It presents the first steps towards a deeper understanding enabled by a more comprehensive analysis.

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