Matt Eastland and Lukxmi Balathasan present the Food Fight, a new series from EIT Food examining the biggest challenges facing the food system, and the innovations and entrepreneurs looking to solve them.
Will Young: The Realities of Farm Life and the Importance of Young Farmers
Welcome to a new Season of the Food Fight podcast! In this episode, our host Matt Eastland welcomes farmer and influencer Will Young. Will, known for his adventures on Love Island and the popular TikTok account @FarmerWill, discusses the shortage of young people choosing farming as a career and the importance of encouraging more young farmers. He shares his experiences as a sheep farmer in Buckinghamshire and how he uses his platform to educate others about farm life. Tune in to hear why Will believes farming is a vital profession for the future.
SNV: Addressing the Challenges of Climate Change through Sustainable Food and Water Systems
In this mini episode of the Food Fight Podcast, Julius Rono, project manager at SNV in Kenya, discusses the efforts being made to improve water and food systems across the globe in preparation for COP28, the United Nations Climate Change Conference. SNV is a global development organisation focused on lifting rural communities out of poverty and building resilience against climate change. Rono highlights the challenges of degraded land and shrinking water sources, emphasising the importance of sustainable management of food and water systems in cooling the earth.
FOLU & The Role of Food and Land Use Coalition at COP28
In this mini-episode of the Food Fight Podcast, we talk to Katie McCoshan, Policy and International Engagement Manager at the Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU). Katie discusses the importance of food systems and how they will be a key topic at COP28, the United Nations Climate Change Conference. FOLU aims to transform food systems by addressing issues of climate change, environment, nutrition, health, and farmer livelihoods.
FoodBanks: Collaboration and Innovation for Lasting Food System Change
In this mini-episode of the Food Fight Podcast, Ignacio Gavilan, Senior Director of Food Systems Partnerships at the Global Food Banking Network, discusses the urgent need to address the broken food systems that are leaving millions of people without access to food. Gavilan highlights the staggering amount of food that is lost or wasted, accounting for approximately one-third of global greenhouse gas emission
The Power of Youth Engagement in Climate Change: Insights from YPARD
In this mini-episode of the Food Fight Podcast, Glendys Virginia Luciano, the Strategic Network Engagement Manager at the Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPard), discusses the important role that young professionals play in building healthy and equitable food systems. YPard is a youth-led organisation that provides a platform for young professionals interested in food systems to network, do policy work, and elevate their voices.
Mosa Meat & Climate Resilience Through Protein Diversification
In this mini-episode of the Food Fight podcast, we talk to Robert E. Jones, Vice President of Global Public Affairs for Mosa Meat and President of Cellular Agriculture Europe. With the global population projected to reach 10 billion by 2050 and meat consumption expected to rise, the traditional methods of meat production are unsustainable. Jones us through the need for innovative solutions like cultivated meat to meet the growing demand while minimising environmental impact.