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The Food Matters Live podcast hits a record 200K listens

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AUTHOR: Stef Bottinelli
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The Food Matters Live podcast has reached a record 200,000 listens this week.

Launched in March 2019 and hosted byBBC presenter Stefan Gates, the Food Matters Live podcast tackles the big issues in the world of food and drink with leading experts in academia, ingredient and industry professionals and pioneers, and the scientists and nutritionists who are all redefining the sector.

Some of the guests that have been featured on the podcast include journalist, author and broadcaster George Monbiot, epidemiologist and science writer Tim Spector, restaurant critic, author and broadcaster Grace Dent, journalist and author Dan Saladino, Professor of Food Policy at City University London’s Centre for Food Policy Tim Lang, FDF Chief Executive Karen Betts, and many more luminaries and food professionals.

Some of the Food Matters Live podcast’s most popular listens have also included episodes with food and drinks giants like Kelloggs, Danone, Sopheon, Anglo American, Gelita, TetraPak, Brenntag, Givaudan and Edlong, as well as other influential brands in the industry such as Accenture.

Since 2019, hundreds of insightful conversations have been shared with listeners on some of the biggest topics currently affecting the food and drinks industry. These include: sustainability, HFSS regulations, obesity, the link between food and psychology, health and nutrition, the low and no alcohol drinks sector, plant-based innovation, factory farming, ingredient innovation, the agri-foodtech ecosystem, and the future of protein.

Over the past four years, the Food Matters Live podcast has seen a wide range of listeners tune in from over 70 different countries including, New Zealand, USA, Australia, UAE, Canada, Japan, India and Brazil and in just 12 months listens have grown by 132%.

Listen to some of the most popular podcasts

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Dr Sarah Berry joins to podcast to discuss how nutrition can help with the symptoms of the menopause.

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Michele Cecchini, from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, looks at the possible solutions to tackle obesity in the UK and discusses what the food industry can do to help solve the crisis.

Is fermentation still the future of food?

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Dr Tim Finnigan, Chief Scientific Officer, Quorn Foods, investigates the science of fermentation and looks to the future to ask where the sector might be heading.

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