38 episodes

Is a local or global food system more sustainable? How big should a farm be? Debates about the future of food have become more polarised than ever. We will explore the evidence, worldviews, and values that people bring to global food system debates. Our show will be in conversation with those who are trying to transform the food system, as part of the ongoing work of Table, a collaboration between the University of Oxford, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), and Wageningen University. This podcast is operated by SLU. For more info, visit https://tabledebates.org/podcast/

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Is a local or global food system more sustainable? How big should a farm be? Debates about the future of food have become more polarised than ever. We will explore the evidence, worldviews, and values that people bring to global food system debates. Our show will be in conversation with those who are trying to transform the food system, as part of the ongoing work of Table, a collaboration between the University of Oxford, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), and Wageningen University. This podcast is operated by SLU. For more info, visit https://tabledebates.org/podcast/

    Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin on "the power of regenerative movements"

    Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin on "the power of regenerative movements"

    Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin is the founder and director the Regenerative Agriculture Alliance. He moved to the US from Guatemala in the 1990s. In our conversation we talk about the power of movements, why small-scale farmers in the United States are rarely successful, and the difference between ‘feeding’ the indigenous mindset versus the colonizer mindset.

    For more info and transcript, visit: https://tabledebates.org/podcast/episode34

    • 36 min
    Jeremy Brice on "Investment, Power and Protein in sub-Saharan Africa"

    Jeremy Brice on "Investment, Power and Protein in sub-Saharan Africa"

    Who is investing in the food system and what are they investing in? What should the future of food, specifically protein, look like in sub-Saharan Africa? These are questions that Jeremy Brice explores in his new report: Investment, Power and Protein in sub-Saharan Africa. They are also highly relevant to the food and climate discussions happening now at COP-27 in Sharm-el Sheikh, Egypt (November 2022).
    In our chat with Jeremy Brice, lecturer at Manchester University, we discuss why the issue of protein is important in sub-Saharan Africa; we unpack three different investor visions for this region; and we reflect on the consequences of how little agricultural investment there is in the region compared to the rest of the world.
    This conversation is based on a newly published TABLE report by Jeremy Brice. Here you can read the executive summary or the full report.


    For more info and transcript, please visit: http://tabledebates.org/podcast/episode33

    • 49 min
    Blain Snipstal on "Battling plantation agriculture today"

    Blain Snipstal on "Battling plantation agriculture today"

    Blain Snipstal, former youth advocate for La Via Campesina, has thought a lot about power. We talk about how Blain sees the legacy of the plantation model of agriculture still lingering today; how the dialogues and exchanges between peasant farmers can uncover a deep analysis of the food system; and he shares from his many experiences as a farmer, an activist, and an organizer. We also touch on the power of collaborating across grassroots movements and whose knowledge counts in food debates.

    For more info and resources, please visit: https://tabledebates.org/podcast/episode32

    • 48 min
    Vincent Ricciardi on Challenging Assumptions (rebroadcast)

    Vincent Ricciardi on Challenging Assumptions (rebroadcast)

    In our discussion, data scientist Vincent "Vinny" Ricciardi challenges the assumptions and evidence that are built into food systems debates. We talk about a few of the recent papers that Vinny co-authored, including one that asks how much of the world’s food supply is produced by smallholder farmers, a 50-year meta-analysis that compares how do small and large farms size up in terms of yields and biodiversity impact, and whether smallholders actually have access to broadband to become part of a data driven farming future.

    This episode originally aired on 3 June 2021.
    Transcript available

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    • 41 min
    What is rewilding? (with Walter Fraanje)

    What is rewilding? (with Walter Fraanje)

    TABLE staff member Walter Fraanje joins Feed co-hosts to talk about his new publication, "Rewilding and its implications for agriculture" co-authored with Tara Garnett. The explainer introduces the concept of rewilding, compares different rewilding strategies across the globe, explores their relationship with agriculture and unpacks some of the related controversies. We ask Walter how does rewilding differ from conservation, why might a farmer or fisher support or be against rewilding, and what does it mean to rewild your imagination?

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    • 30 min
    Giuliana Furci on "Without fungi we wouldn't have food"

    Giuliana Furci on "Without fungi we wouldn't have food"

    This is not a typical conversation for Feed. We're still talking about food systems, and we're still talking about power, but we're focusing on the more-than-human world, specifically, mushrooms. Giuliana Furci, founder and executive director of the Fungi Foundation, joins us to talk about how fungi are as diverse as the animal and plant kingdom; what role fungi play in sustainable food systems; the contradicting lessons that you can learn from fungi; and what power do fungi have over humans and food systems?

    For more info and transcript, please visit: https://tabledebates.org/podcast/episode30

    • 41 min

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eppca ,

The best podcast

This podcast is so informative and interesting! I have listened to several episodes twice and am recommending to colleagues and friends.

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So informative

Enjoyed getting educated. Great topics and dialogue. Looking forward to more podcasts. Keep up the good work!

Burtonmere ,

UPDATE: I realllly ( no longer want to because I do) enjoy this podcast

But the sound mixing is really difficult to listen to. I cannot hear what some of the people are saying. If I turn up the volume, the music and other people are too loud. Will keep trying and hopefully the sound mixing will improve.

Sound quality is perfect and the content is amazing! Great questions and very interesting guests with great perspectives. I cannot wait to hear more!!

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