10 episodes

The Sustainable Food Trust podcast questions current food production methods and sheds light on the future of farming. Chief Executive Patrick Holden hears from a range of voices, including policymakers, business leaders, food producers and campaigners, about some of the issues facing farming systems across the world.

The Sustainable Food Trust Podcast Patrick Holden

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The Sustainable Food Trust podcast questions current food production methods and sheds light on the future of farming. Chief Executive Patrick Holden hears from a range of voices, including policymakers, business leaders, food producers and campaigners, about some of the issues facing farming systems across the world.

    In conversation with Tim Smit

    In conversation with Tim Smit

    In this special edition, Richard Dunne, the Sustainable Food Trust's Director of Harmony in Education, speaks to co-founder of the Eden Project, Sir Tim Smit, about his personal experiences of education and fascination with the natural world, as well as what lessons he learnt from the restoration of the Lost Gardens of Heligan and creation of Eden. 

    • 20 min
    In conversation with Bevis Watts

    In conversation with Bevis Watts

    Today Patrick Holden speaks to the Chief Executive of Triodos Bank UK, Bevis Watts, about the ways in which Triodos supports sustainable agriculture. They discuss true cost accounting, the impact of Covid-19 on the banks farming and food producing clients, and finally the role of the public and private sectors in supporting an honest economic system. 

    • 32 min
    In conversation with Minette Batters

    In conversation with Minette Batters

    In this week's podcast, Patrick talks to President of the National Farmers Union Minette Batters about what we can learn from coronavirus pandemic in terms of the Agriculture Bill, as well as discussing the potential for re-establishing the local food agenda, the role of livestock in sustainable farming systems, and whether or not food should be considered a public good.

    • 27 min
    In conversation with Simon Wright

    In conversation with Simon Wright

    In this weeks episode Patrick is joined by Simon Wright, a restauranteur, food writer and broadcaster living and working in West Wales. During the conversation, Simon explains how the current pandemic has affected the business, and shares his commitment to supporting the transformation of the food system in Wales. 

    • 25 min
    In conversation with John Humphrys

    In conversation with John Humphrys

    This week’s podcast features Patrick in conversation with journalist and broadcaster John Humphrys. Themes explored during the conversation include – why John believes only a catastrophe will provide enough motivation to persuade people to pay more for sustainable food, how well the supermarkets have performed during the Covid emergency, where John Humphrys does his food shopping, why policy makers are unlikely to introduce the polluter pays principle.

    • 34 min
    In conversation with Will Harris

    In conversation with Will Harris

    In this episode, Patrick speaks to regenerative farmer Will Harris, based in the United States, in Bluffton, Georgia. At White Oak Pastures, Will farms livestock including cows, pigs, chickens and sheep under a rotational grazing system.

    • 45 min

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CellarmanSam ,

Urgent, relevant podcast

Patrick asks the questions we need answers to. The guests are uniformly fascinating. An urgent and important listen.

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