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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.

The Sustainable Food Trust Podcast Patrick Holden

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    • 4.9 • 17 Ratings

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 John Sauven

    In conversation with John Sauven

    In the final podcast of the series, Patrick Holden speaks to John Sauven, the Executive Director of Greenpeace, about transforming food and farming systems in order to tackle climate change and biodiversity loss - touching on the land sparing vs land sharing debate, as well as true cost accounting and sustainable diets.

    • 36 min
    In conversation with Dr Harpinder Sandhu

    In conversation with Dr Harpinder Sandhu

    In this week’s podcast, Patrick speaks to Dr Harpinder Sandhu – global expert in food and farming systems, based at the University of South Australia, in Adelaide. Harpinder talks about his pioneering work on measuring farm sustainability, before moving on to address the ongoing farmer's protests in India. 

    • 24 min
    In conversation with Alice Waters

    In conversation with Alice Waters

    In this week’s podcast, Patrick speaks to Alice Waters – founder of Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley, California, Vice President of Slow Food International, and widely celebrated for her work with the Edible Schoolyard Project.

    Alice's revolutionary understanding of food as a political act and a tool to influence positive change underpinned the various subsequent stages of her remarkable career and she believes now is the time for a ‘delicious revolution’. 

    • 28 min
    In conversation with Zach Bush

    In conversation with Zach Bush

    In this week’s podcast, Patrick Holden speaks to Dr Zach Bush – the internationally renowned, multi-disciplinary physician, founder of Farmers’ Footprint.

    Together, they discuss the intricate intersections between the microbiome, nutrition and chronic diseases, highlighting the devastating impact of chemical herbicides and pesticides on both soil and human health.

    • 41 min
    In conversation with Tim Mead

    In conversation with Tim Mead

    In this week’s podcast, Patrick talks to Tim Mead, founder and CEO of Yeo Valley - the UK's largest organic dairy brand, based just outside of Bristol, at Holt Farm.

    • 34 min
    In conversation with Lord John Bird

    In conversation with Lord John Bird

    In our first podcast of 2021, Richard Dunne, The Harmony Project’s Director of Education, speaks to a very special guest - Lord John Bird, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Big Issue who in 2015 became a people’s peer in the House of Lords. 

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

malzerowaste ,

ZACH BUSH interview 14/2/2021

Well done Patrick, first for conducting that interview in the first place and second - and perhaps equally importantly, asking the questions that are on everyone's mind about this fascinating subject. What Zach Bush is saying of course is nothing short of explosive, not just about the buccaneering of the Chemical companies "How can glyphosate still be on sale in Sainsbury's??? FFS - when Bayer set $10 billion aside to pay thousands of cases brought against them seeking compensation (because they lost) -How can they delay those payments legitimately might be another big question. Underneath all this is another systemic issue - and I know you share THIS frustration - we are looking into the faces of our babies, our toddlers, teenagers and venturing student children and trying to explain to them (something I refer to myself as the Greta Thunberg effect0 why we cannot simply stop doing the bad things (if we know they are that bad -as we do) and invest immediately at whatever it takes in cost -to start doing the good things that we know will fix the problem. Why can't we simply admit the mistake collectively and change course TODAY.? You rightly steered the interview along those lines and Zach answered honestly from his perspective, it was edifying to hear that candour and directness from you both. The question is what can we do TODAY, Tomorrow and the day after to rid the world of this profit-driven pollution and concentrate on feeding our children with clean, nutritious, life-enhancing food and water. My own question is what can Wales do? Its a country that is small enough and moody enough to be revolutionary - to create self-sufficiency using regenerative methods -to aim to feed itself healthily. If Wales committed to doing that in the next decade - and succeeded - maybe others will follow. What say you Patrick /Zach?

everyfingnameistaken ,

Sorely needed podcast

Brilliant podcast with eloquent experts on a topic which urgently needs addressing.

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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