Episodes

April 7, 2021

More fresh food! Food Ladder’s ‘protected agriculture’ – Practical technology fit for purpose, people & place

Imagine a ‘lettuce’ took six weeks to reach your store and had to travel up to 4000km to get there? What would it look and taste like? That’s something people in remote areas often face. But new generation “protected agriculture” hydroponic growing systems offer powerful options to schools and communities who want to grow and enjoy more fresh food where they live. Food Ladder are helping grow practical change on the ground to help make more fresh food possible in extreme growing conditions and…

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April 1, 2021

Australian Farmer-Led, Science-Based Pathways to Net Zero Emissions by 2050

In this episode I speak with Dr Colin Chartres, CEO of The Crawford Fund, and Dr Daniel Walker, Chief Scientist of ACIAR, about an inspiring workshop that was held in March to bring leading Australian farmers and researchers together to present and discuss success stories, research challenges and paths forward. Farmers and researchers across the country have high ambitions and believe it’s possible for agriculture to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 with the will and way. Imagine…

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March 25, 2021

Care Farming & Gardening in the Climate Emergency -  Urban Agriculture Month & Forum

Australia’s first national Urban Food Month (UAM) kicks off in April with a host of opportunities to learn, share and get involved! Listen in to my conversation with this weeks change making guests Councillor Jess Miller, Councillor with the City of Sydney, Naomi Lacey, President, Community Gardens Australia, and Dr Nick Rose, Executive Director, SUSTAIN The Australian Food Network and Lecturer, Food Studies and Food Systems, William Angliss Institute, to hear about ‘what’ it’s all about. The …

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March 17, 2021

Nourishing Books & Bites –  Gemma Meier on ‘Catchment Keepers’,  Murrumbidgee Landcare & More

‘Catchment Keepers’, is a great new program for women farmers in the Murrumbidgee catchment that kicks off this winter that we’re keen for you to know about! In this episode I chat with Gemma Meier about Catchment Keepers and how it aims to support women – who juggle many roles - to connect, learn and share knowledge, information and social support to help plan and grow on farm natural resource management on their farms in the Murrumbidgee catchment that spans from the ACT to Hay in western NSW…

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March 10, 2021

NOURISHING BOOKS & BITES - “Futuresteading – living like tomorrow matters”

INTRODUCING NOURISHING BOOKS & BITES a series of fun mini-episodes that explores the inspiring projects, events, books and media that other people are involved with, to help shape a better tomorrow, today. People who are having conversations and taking action within their communities to create change and share hope and joy along the way. In this first episode of Nourishing Books & Bites, part of Foodswell’s Nourishing Matters series, I speak with Jade about Futuresteading – the ideas, the podca…

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March 4, 2021

After the drought? Farming in western NSW

So what does the future for broadacre farming look and feel like out west after the drought and its cocktail of extreme dust storms, water shortages and the daily stress of feeding stock and planning for the future in an increasingly uncertain climate? Listen in to this episode to hear from farmer Richard Bootle (who wears a few lively hats) about how the drought impacted his family and farm and how Bogan Farms are transitioning their broadacre cropping and grazing for greater economic and envi…

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Feb. 24, 2021

Dr John McPhee and OA Karalyn Hingston "Food Plant Solutions"

In this episode, eminent Tasmanian agricultural scientist Bruce French, OA, Karalyn Hingston and Dr John McPhee speak with Anthea about Bruce’s voluntary mission and pioneering work to create a free database of over 30 000 edible plants to help tackle malnutrition and hunger. Listen in to hear how this amazing resource has fed the creation of Food Plant Solutions (FPS) and fuels their work around the world and here at home to help address hunger. In collaboration with Bruce and his wonderful da…

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Feb. 18, 2021

On Eating Meat Part II "Ethical Eating, Nose to Tail and More"

In conversation with Professor Robyn Alders and Matthew Evans In two special episodes Professor Robyn Alders, Matthew Evans and Anthea enjoy a wideranging conversation about ‘eating meat’ and what’s done in our name so we can eat meat and the decisions we can each make to help promote more sustainable, humane and ethical care for animals and of the environments that make our food and biodiversity possible. Both episodes take their cue from Matthew’s brilliant book On Eating Meat – The truth abo…

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Feb. 10, 2021

On Eating Meat Part 1 "It's Not the Cow, It's the How"

In conversation with Professor Robyn Alders and Matthew Evans In two special episodes Professor Robyn Alders, Matthew Evans and Anthea enjoy a wideranging conversation about ‘eating meat’ and what’s done in our name so we can eat meat and the decisions we can each make to help promote more sustainable, humane and ethical care for animals and of the environments that make our food and biodiversity possible. Both episodes take their cue from Matthew’s brilliant book On Eating Meat – The truth abo…

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Feb. 3, 2021

Dr Angela Pattison "Native Grains from Paddock to Plate"

In this Episode, Dr Angela Pattison joins me in conversation to talk about the groundbreaking Native Grains From Paddock to Plate research project that she and her team from the University of Sydney have pioneered. Their research digs in to explore how Aboriginal people sustainably produced food from native ecosystems for thousands of years, and how, with Aboriginal oversight, to bring this knowledge to modern agrosystems and foods. Industrial food systems rely on too few crops. The quest for g…

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Dec. 9, 2020

Dr Jessica Bogard and Dr Mario Herrero "The Great Food Transformation"

The Global Syndemic, Food in the Anthropocene and calls for the great food transformation are just some of the not so little big things we're going to talk about in this episode with Dr. Jessica Bogard and Dr. Mario Herrero. Mario is a Chief Research Scientist at CSIRO Agriculture and Food and an honorary professor of agriculture and food systems at the University of Queensland. Jessica is an accredited dietitian and public health nutritionist at CSIRO and a member of Mario's team. They are bot…

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Dec. 9, 2020

Dr Phillip Baker "Unprocess Your Diet"

Dr. Phillip Baker, Research Fellow at the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Deakin University, talks to Anthea Fawcett about the rise of ultra processed foods and their environmental and other impacts "The ABCs war on waste has been incredibly successful in raising awareness about waste. But what about a war on the waste of what's inside the packaging? are we throwing good food after bad junk foods? We know they're not great for us, for our waistlines, our physical health, and even…

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Dec. 9, 2020

Dr Arnagretta Hunter "The Need for Strategic Food Policy"

Anthea Fawcett talks to Arnagretta Hunter, eminent Cardiologist, senior lecturer for ANU and Chair of the Commission for the Human Future about the implications of their recently released report "The Need for Strategic Food Policy in Australia". "The really powerful messages from the report is the interdependence and interrelated issues here that you can't can't really address food security without considering climate change" Arnagretta Hunter To hear more Nourishing Matters to Chew On go to th…

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Dec. 5, 2020

Introducing NOURISHING MATTERS TO CHEW ON

Introducing the NOURISHING MATTERS TO CHEW ON podcast hosted by Anthea Fawcett and presented by Foodswell. Nourishing Matters to Chew On is a podcast that takes its cue from big picture, healthy and sustainable food system agendas and digs in to explore what these change agendas mean for us here, in Australia. It looks at how we produce and enjoy food in a Climate Change future, as well as how we value the people, places and animals that nourish us. Join host Anthea Fawcett - sustainability adv…

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