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FFA Food Systems Podcasts

FFA Food Systems Podcasts

Welcome to FFA Food Systems Podcasts, the series all about creating a sustainable food system.

Every other week, we will be releasing new episodes of FFA Food Systems where we interview politicians, civil society representatives, thought leaders, scientists, activists, farmers, business leaders and many others with ideas and actions on how we can deliver a safe, plentiful, and above all sustainable food system that works for everyone.

Each FFA Food Systems episode will be 20-30 minutes long, perfect for your commute or lunch, and will deliver new insight and ideas right to your ears. You can listen on this page or through your favourite podcast app including iTunes, Spotify and Podbean.

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FFA Food Systems Podcast 10

Thursday, November 19, 2020

In this episode we talk with Ben O'Brien, Director - Europe for New Zealand Beef and Lamb, about farming without subsidies, the potential for CAP and trade in agriculture, and look ahead to New Zealand agriculture under Jacinda Ardern's 2nd term as Prime Minister.

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FFA Food Systems Podcast 9

Thursday, November 5, 2020

In this episode we talk with Tassos Haniotis, Director of Strategy, Simplification and Policy Analysis, DG AGRI, European Commission about the next CAP reform, the impact of the Farm to Fork Strategy, and whether consumers make rational choices.

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FFA2020 Online Live No.2 session 2

Monday, October 26, 2020

Marjon Krol, Tassos Haniotis, John Gilliland, Ulrike Sapiro join Jennifer Baker for session 2 of the FFA2020 Online Live No.2 to discuss rewarding agriculture’s potential solutions for biodiversity and climate change.

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FFA2020 Online Live No.2 session 1

Monday, October 26, 2020

Ben O'Brien, Eduardo Cuoco, Bas Rüter join Jennifer Baker for session 1 of the FFA2020 Online Live No.2 to discuss sustainable business models: paying for the transition.

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FFA2020 Online Live No.2 introduction

Monday, October 26, 2020

The future of our food systems relies on two interdependent demands, that of the adaptation and reinvention of food chain business models, and the provision of farming methods which actively combat climate change and support biodiversity. The FFA Online Live Event on October 26 delved into rewarding sustainability in the food system through price mechanisms. This is the introduction to the event including Janez Potočnik's speech.


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FFA Food Systems Podcast 8

Thursday, October 22, 2020

In this episode we talk with John Gilliland, Director of Agriculture and Sustainability at Devenish Nutrition, about how to sustainably manage livestock on grassland, the importance of soil, the price of meat, and the future of meat alternatives - among much more.

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FFA Food Systems Podcast 7

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Food Systems talks with Lawrence Haddad, 2018 World Food Prize winner and Executive Director of the GAIN Alliance, about his new Food Systems Dashboard. During this wide-ranging conversation, we discuss how data can help make better political decisions, the upcoming Food System Summit, and the need for (inter)national food system plans rather than individual policies.

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FFA Food Systems Podcast 6

Thursday, September 24, 2020

We talk about sustainable shopping with Jeanette Wong and Tom Pell, who run The Clean Kilo, the UK's largest no-waste, zero plastic supermarket. We discuss consumer behaviour, how they influence their suppliers, what they think the future of waste-free shopping is, and how to compete on price with large discounters.

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FFA Food Systems Podcast 5

Thursday, September 10, 2020

In this episode, we talk about sustainable finance with Alexander El Alaoui, an independent financial advisor, Senior Advisor to the Foundations Platform F20, and Investment Lead at Cooler Future. We discuss what sustainable finance entails, how he would design a fund that pays off for the planet and your wallet, and which new food system business model he would fund. Find out more in this hugely interesting conversation.

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FFA Food Systems Podcast 4

Thursday, August 27, 2020

In the fourth episode, Food Systems talks about climate action with Terry Tamminen, former CEO of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, former chief advisor to Arnold Schwarzenegger, and current head of 7th Generation Advisors, about action that can be taken now to combat the climate crisis. What can the state, the individual, and the private sector do to make a difference, as well as his thoughts on the climate impact of the new Democratic nominees for the US Presidency.

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FFA Food Systems Podcast 3

Thursday, August 13, 2020

In the third episode, Food Systems talks to Felix Prinz zu Löwenstein, Chairman of the Bund Ökologische Lebensmittelwirtschaft about his views on organic farming, its expanded role under the Farm to Fork strategy, the role of the CAP, and his vision for a 100% sustainable food system.

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FFA Food Systems Podcast 2

Thursday, July 30, 2020

In this latest episode, Food Systems talks to Julia Köhn, founder and CEO of Pielers.de, for her views on how farmers can use digital tools to sell directly to consumers, how the CAP can help the environment, and the role of price in stimulating sustainability.

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FFA Food Systems Podcast 1

Thursday, July 16, 2020

In our first episode, Food Systems talks to FFA Chairman Janez Potočnik about his views on the concept of systemic change. He also tackles the role of new EU policies like the Green Deal and lays out a deep policy platform to match the scale of the sustainability challenge. Enjoy!


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