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The Big Interviews you can’t miss from the food industry

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Look out for more big interviews coming soon, including Planet Organic Chief Executive, George Dymond, and the Founder of Plant-Based News, Klaus Mitchell. Subscribe to the podcast to make sure that you stay up to date with all future episodes of the podcast.

This week, The Food Matters Live Podcast featured an interview with journalist, broadcaster and author, Dan Saladino as part of The Big Interview series.

Dan spoke to host Stefan Gates about his passion for telling stories from the food industry. He focuses on championing foods that could be close to extinction.

Dan’s is one of many interviews the Food Matters Live Podcast has featured over the past few years. Here is a selection of highlights from the archive, and you can find more by exploring the Big Interviews section of our website.

George Monbiot – ‘Protein production must move from farm to factory’

In this episode of the Food Matters Live Podcast, journalist, author, and activist George Monbiot discusses the future of food production both in the UK and around the world.

He and host, Stefan Gates, chat about everything from how bacteria could be part of the next food revolution, with its cost-effective way of creating meat substitutes, to the controversial idea that the production of protein and fat should be moved away from farms and into factories.

He raises many concerns about the current food system in his new book “Regenesis: feeding the world without devouring the planet”.

Gunhild Stordalen: ‘The food system is killing us, but we can fix it’

Founder and Executive Chair of EAT, Gunhild Stordalen joined the podcast to make the bold claim that the food system, designed to feed us, is actually killing us. From bad diets to social justice issues of underpaid farmers, it’s a detailed and high-level look at the discrepancies we are seeing across the entire industry and what is holding it back.

As well as being the Founder and Executive Chair of EAT, a global, non-profit platform for food system transformation, Dr Gunhild Stordalen is a physician who holds a PhD in pathology/orthopaedic surgery.

Tim Spector: “Almost everything we’ve been told about nutrition is wrong”

Tim Spector, a Professor of Genetic Epidemiology and Director of the TwinsUK Registry at Kings College London sat down with Stefan Gates to discuss why the parameters we use to measure nutrition create inaccuracies that could be affecting our health.

He uses the examples of processed foods, calories and individualised reactions to the intake of food to set out why he thinks the one-size-fits-all approach could be preventing people from reaching optimal health.

Anthony Warner: “We need fundamental change to feed the world”

The “angry chef” Anthony Warner provides a fascinating, and often frightening, look at the challenges the food industry faces. He reveals the changes in public policy that he believes could have a huge impact on our future on the planet.

Anthony discussed the book he released in 2021. The book looks to ‘expose lies, pretensions and stupidity in the world of food’, taking on issues such as world hunger.

The Black Farmer – ‘Audacity is key to success’

Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones is known as The Black Farmer, and in his own words is, ‘a poor boy, done good’. Wilfred was born in Jamaica before his parents came to the UK in the 50s as part of the Windrush generation. After this, he was then raised in inner city Birmingham.

He spoke to Elisa Roche on Career Conversations about his journey. He tells us how he has already achieved so much, including the importance of creating a brilliant brand.