Anya Hindmarch on compostable leather and non-toxic fashion
The Sustainable Food Trust Podcast
by Patrick Holden and Anya Hindmarch
3M ago
Climate friendly farming doesn't just impact the food on our plates. This week's guest, fashion designer Anya Hindmarch, recognises that the fashion industry's huge part to play in reducing waste and the use of toxic chemicals, and sourcing materials in a more sustainable way.  Anya explains to Patrick how she was inspired by the closed-loop system that exists in nature to design a compostable leather bag, addressing the difficulties of sourcing regenerative hides, and using methods of production which prevent the leech of chemicals into the soil when the bag comes to the e ..read more
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In conversation with Livia Firth
The Sustainable Food Trust Podcast
by Patrick Holden and Livia Firth
3M ago
In this week's podcast Patrick talks to Livia Firth MBE, Co-founder and Creative Director of Eco-Age and founder of the Green Carpet Challenge (GCC). During the conversation, Patrick and Livia discuss the parallels between the social and environmental footprints of food and fashion, and how consumers can use their purchasing power to affect change and transform the fashion industry.  An important part of this transformation is an understanding of the provenance of our clothing. "Natural products have superiority over synthetic fibres" says Livia, calling herself a "huge fan of w ..read more
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In conversation with Liz Earle
The Sustainable Food Trust Podcast
by Patrick Holden and Liz Earle
4M ago
In this episode, Patrick speaks to author and wellbeing entrepreneur, Liz Earle, who has been a familiar face in the world of health and wellbeing for over thirty years, building brands from beauty to publishing, based on living well in every sense. Liz is a passionate advocate for sustainable and regenerative agriculture and how this impacts our own personal health as well as that of the wider environment. During the conversation, Patrick and Liz discuss how our food choices impact our health and the environment, what it means to 'buy local', and the opportunity to change ..read more
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In conversation with Serena Murdoch
The Sustainable Food Trust Podcast
by Patrick Holden
4M ago
During this special podcast, The Harmony Project's Richard Dunne speak to Serena Murdoch, a 16 year old from Kent, passionate about climate justice and environmental activism.  Serena is a volunteer for the UK Student Climate Network and the Teach the Future Campaign. She is also involved with the charity Action for Conservation, and is part of the Youth Leadership Group for the conservation initiative, the Penpont Project, in Wales. During the podcast, Richard and Serena discuss the future of education, as well as Teach the Future's demands for a reform of the education system ..read more
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Sebastian Pole on healing herbs and better business
The Sustainable Food Trust Podcast
by Patrick Holden
5M ago
Sebastian Pole is a herbalist, best known for establishing organic tea and supplement brand Pukka herbs. In this episode, Sebastian describes his journey from ‘WWOOF’ (Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms) volunteer to herbalist, finding inspiration in India after experiencing the healing powers of herbs first hand. He explains the value high quality, organic herbs hold for those who grow them and those who consume them, and why the sale of Pukka to multinational brand Unilever offered a unique opportunity to improve business practice. Find out more about Pukka herbs www.pukkaherbs.com or ..read more
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Dan Saladino on saving foods from extinction
The Sustainable Food Trust Podcast
by Sustainable Food Trust
5M ago
Journalist and broadcaster Dan Saladino joins us for this episode. Dan is best known for his work as a food writer, and for his long-term contribution to the BBC's Food Programme.    Dan’s recently published book Eating to Extinction:The World’s Rarest Foods and Why We Need to Save Them, involved 10 years of travel and research, exploring the plight of unique food systems which are threatened and rapidly disappearing. Inspired by Slow Food’s Ark of Taste, Dan explains the impact of industrialisation on our farming systems and what this means for our food cult ..read more
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Sophie Gregory on the future of organic farming and food education
The Sustainable Food Trust Podcast
by Sustainable Food Trust
6M ago
In this first episode, Patrick Holden meets Sophie Gregory – one of the UK’s most prominent first-generation dairy farmers. With a passion for connecting more people with the origins of their food, Sophie talks to Patrick about how she first got into farming, her plans for her Nuffield scholarship on the future of organic, and why she feels education on food and farming is so essential. Want to find out more about Sophie and her farm? Find her on Instagram: @farmer_in_training To listen to more SFT podcasts, featuring some of the biggest names in regenerative food and farming, h ..read more
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Thomasina Miers on sustainable restauranting and food waste
The Sustainable Food Trust Podcast
by Patrick Holden and Thomasina Miers
1y ago
In this week’s podcast, Patrick Holden is joined by Thomasina Miers, co-founder of restaurant chain Wahaca, which has won numerous awards for its food and sustainability credentials. Thomasina’s passion lies in food and the environment, co-founding the Pig Idea in 2015 in an effort to tackle food waste, she is a trustee of Chefs in Schools and is an ambassador for the Soil Association. In 2019 she was awarded an OBE for services to the food industry, and continues to be a pioneer of sustainability in the world of hospitality and beyond ..read more
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Josiah Meldrum on self-sufficiency and pulses
The Sustainable Food Trust Podcast
by Patrick Holden and Josiah Meldrum
1y ago
This week, Patrick is joined by Josiah Meldrum, co-founder of East-Anglia based Hodmedods, known for their UK grown grains and pulses, but who are also pioneers of food resilience, advocates of a return to long-forgotten crops and initiators of innovation in kitchens across the country.  ..read more
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Gunhild Stordalen on sustainable food system success
The Sustainable Food Trust Podcast
by Patrick Holden and Gunhild Stordalen
1y ago
Gunhild Stordalen, founder and executive chair of the EAT Foundation and one of the world’s leading environmentalists and food campaigners joins the podcast. Recorded on the eve of COP26, Patrick and Gunhild discuss how the world can transition into a more sustainable food system, and how by working together, we can all help advance this transition ..read more
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