The Circular Economy Show

Food and farming: regenerative solutions to tackle climate change | Episode 26

Episode Summary

From farm to plate, our food plays an important role in how we tackle climate change. Since the beginning of the agricultural revolution, we have used extractive, traditional farming practices in order to produce enough food to meet the needs of an ever-increasing global population. People are eating more food with less nutritional value. Is it possible to grow our food in ways that provide more valuable nutrients through regenerative and restorative practices? Join us in this episode as we explore examples of regeneratively sourced food, that sequester carbon and restore soil health. We will be joined by Sheena Shah, the Permaculture Design Consultant and Director at Harvesting for Good East Africa, to discuss regenerative agricultural practices and examples from East Africa. We will hear from Nicole Gobeth to understand the role of policy and how her initiative, Connect the Dots, is creating a circular economy for food in São Paulo. We will also welcome Jeanette Coombs-Lanot from Danone to discuss the role played by large consumer-facing businesses and learn how they are ensuring that the food they produce for our plates is managed regeneratively. -- This podcast is based on a recent episode of the Circular Economy Show, watch the full episode at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNcJfu0xwJA Find out more about food and the circular economy: https://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/our-work/activities/food Find more episodes of The Circular Economy Show: https://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/our-work/activities/the-circular-economy-show More about our work here: https://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org

Episode Notes

From farm to plate, our food plays an important role in how we tackle climate change. Since the beginning of the agricultural revolution, we have used extractive, traditional farming practices in order to produce enough food to meet the needs of an ever-increasing global population.

People are eating more food with less nutritional value. Is it possible to grow our food in ways that provide more valuable nutrients through regenerative and restorative practices?

Join us in this episode as we explore examples of regeneratively sourced food, that sequester carbon and restore soil health. We will be joined by Sheena Shah, the Permaculture Design Consultant and Director at Harvesting for Good East Africa, to discuss regenerative agricultural practices and examples from East Africa. We will hear from Nicole Gobeth to understand the role of policy and how her initiative, Connect the Dots, is creating a circular economy for food in São Paulo. We will also welcome Jeanette Coombs-Lanot from Danone to discuss the role played by large consumer-facing businesses and learn how they are ensuring that the food they produce for our plates is managed regeneratively.

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This podcast is based on a recent episode of the Circular Economy Show, watch the full episode at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNcJfu0xwJA

Find out more about food and the circular economy: https://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/our-work/activities/food

Find more episodes of The Circular Economy Show: https://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/our-work/activities/the-circular-economy-show

More about our work here: https://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org