Agriculture plays a huge part in the loss of biodiversity and climate change and therefore concerns us all. But it's not all bad. The industry is changing and so are consumers. There are a lot of great initiatives to discover and many aspects to uncover that we actually have the power to change for the better. In this podcast we are turning sustainability into concrete topics instead of letting it become an empty buzzword. In each episode, you will learn something you didn't even know you wanted to know. The world of food production is a world that everybody that eats has to navigate at some level and we want to make sure you are equipped with some facts!
Audio Article - What is regenerative agriculture, and how does it coexist with organic certification?
Welcome to our new series of What The Field audio articles where you can get your fresh news straight from the farm to your ears! Find the complete written article on our blog.
The organic certification is based on a list of permitted and prohibited practices, which undoubtedly play a fundamental role in protecting the environment from the more damaging techniques of the conventional system. However, as the results are not measured in the environment, a certified organic farmer may not be regenerating his ecosystem. Therefore the only way to call yourself a "regenerative farmer" is to prove that you are regenerating the soil, the biodiversity and the environment in which you operate.
ForkRanger - Impact of food and consumer behaviour
In this new episode of What the Field, we invited the creator of Fork Ranger, Frank Holleman. More than just an app or cookbook, Fork Ranger is a multifaceted solution to two contemporary challenges: what to do about climate change and what to prepare for dinner each night.
Holistic management : A conversation with Meghan Sapp from the Savory Institute
In our latest episode, we had the pleasure of chatting with Meghan Sapp, a remarkable farmer and co-founder of the “Hub del Norte”, one of the many hubs that are part of the Savory Institute network. Here she focuses on holistic management and regenerative agriculture with farmers across the north half of the Iberian Peninsula and the South of France.
Reforestation and Greenwashing: A Conversation with Hannah Wickes
In this episode of "What The Field", Hannah Wickes, former CMO of Ecosia, guides us through the complexity behind reforestation, and the connection between forests and agriculture. She shares her approach to impact the business landscape, from established giants to entrepreneurs looking to change the status quo.
Sustainable and Healthy Diets: A Chat with WWF's Brent Loken
In this episode, we engage with Brent Loken, the Global Food Lead Scientist at WWF, as he delves into the intricate world of food systems' impact. Loken's role spans nearly 100 countries, where he oversees food-related scientific endeavors, emphasizing the connection between research and actionable solutions while respecting global culinary traditions.
Regenerative agriculture Rainforest Alliance
Juliana Jaramillo leads the Rainforest Alliance's regenerative agriculture initiative. Some of you may be familiar with their "green frog" certification! We talked to her about the Rainforest Alliance's mission and her views on regenerative agriculture. Juliana emphasized its significance and how it's not a blanket solution and the approach must be adapted to local realities and contexts. Becoming a regenerative producer is a journey and starting from conventional farming, the path involves efficiency, substitution of harmful inputs, and a complete system redesign she told us.