Amanda Little on the Fate of Food

The Next Big Idea | 21 July 2022 | 1h 12m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Amanda Little about her book The Fate of Food: What We’ll Eat in a Bigger, Hotter, Smarter World. Backgrounds the challenges climate change poses to food: the collapse of food systems, less flavoursome food, and crops we rely on, like corn and soy, getting harder to grow. Argues that we must change our agricultural practices, combining the wisdom of traditional farming practices with radical advances in agricultural technology.

Tamar Haspel on First-Hand Food

EconTalk | 28 February 2022 | 1h 04m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Tamar Haspel about her book To Boldly Grow: Finding Joy, Adventure, and Dinner in Your Own Backyard. Discusses what she learned from her quest to eat at least one thing she’d grown, caught, or killed every day. Reflects on the joy of learning and acquiring new skills to solve problems.

Endangered Foods, with Dan Saladino

Instant Genius | 3 October 2021 | 0h 28m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Dan Saladino about his book Eating to Extinction: The World’s Rarest Foods and Why We Need to Save Them. Describes examples of foods endangered by our increasingly homogenised diet and discusses the costs of losing food diversity: flavours, smells, and resilience to climate change, pests, and parasites.

The Future of Food with Jim Mellon

We Study Billionaires | 28 March 2021 | 0h 44m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jim Mellon about his book Moo’s Law: An Investor’s Guide to the New Agrarian Revolution. Discusses the imminent transformation of food, with plant-based proteins and the cultivation of meat and dairy products, delivering food that is cleaner, cheaper, safer and more ethical.

Genome Editing and the Future of Food

The Food Programme | 7 March 2021 | 0h 29m | Listen Later | iTunes
Explores the future role of genome editing in food and farming and what that could mean for farmers and consumers. Backgrounds the technology and canvases a range of opinions for and against as the UK government consults on changing the legal status of genome editing.

How the Sandwich Consumed Britain

The Guardian’s Audio Long Reads | 19 January 2018 | 0h 37m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Fascinating backgrounder on Britain’s world-beating sandwich industry. It transformed the way we eat lunch, then did the same for breakfast – and now it’s coming for dinner.