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‘Cereal’ #6: Grain Futures

‘Cereal’ #6: Grain Futures 150 150 Farmerama Radio

We are the bread system. If you eat bread – or any grains – you are part of it. So how can we all get involved, and what can we…

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‘Cereal’ #5: The best thing since sliced bread? Unsliced bread

‘Cereal’ #5: The best thing since sliced bread? Unsliced bread 150 150 Farmerama Radio

The UK is the fifth largest economy and has some of the cheapest bread in the world – is that something to be proud of, or is it a convenient…

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‘Cereal’ #4: The Millers are Missing

‘Cereal’ #4: The Millers are Missing 150 150 Farmerama Radio

In episode 4 of Cereal, we ask how the milling process has led us to producing flour with almost no nutritional value? And why would the majority of the wheat…

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‘Cereal’ # 3: Farms Produce Food

‘Cereal’ # 3: Farms Produce Food 150 150 Farmerama Radio

Intensive chemical (or conventional) farming systems can be incredibly efficient in perfect conditions, but in a global climate emergency this method of farming is out of date. Fred Price, Gothelney…

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‘Cereal’ #2: Nature Hates Uniformity

‘Cereal’ #2: Nature Hates Uniformity 150 150 Farmerama Radio

Most bread we eat today is made using modern wheat varieties bred for uniformity and yield at the expense of our health and our soil. Just as our bread has…

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‘Cereal’ #1: Flour, Water, Salt

‘Cereal’ #1: Flour, Water, Salt 1024 1024 Farmerama Radio

Bread. Once the cornerstone of our diet, bread is now, at best a guilty indulgence or, at worst, something to be completely avoided. How did something so basic, so fundamental,…

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#51: Compost, soil carbon vs soil health, a call to farm, CEREAL, and community beer

#51: Compost, soil carbon vs soil health, a call to farm, CEREAL, and community beer 150 150 Farmerama Radio

This month, we chat with compost pioneers Dr. David Johnson – a microbiology researcher and Associate at the Centre for Regenerative Agriculture and Resilient Systems at Chico State University, California –…

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#48: Cover crops, pigs to pork, wilding and Chilean agroforestry

#48: Cover crops, pigs to pork, wilding and Chilean agroforestry 150 150 Farmerama Radio

Image Source: Knepp Wildland This month we’re celebrating our fourth birthday episode! We begin by hearing from cover-crop guru Jay Fuhrer from North Dakota, on the importance of soil monitoring and…

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#47: Women farmers in Chile, woodchips, pasture-happy pigs and regenerative vineyard management

#47: Women farmers in Chile, woodchips, pasture-happy pigs and regenerative vineyard management 150 150 Farmerama Radio

Credit to Johan Vineyard This month, Abby spends some time with Josephina, a former art teacher, on her ranch in the Chilean mountains. Josephina started a group for women farmers…

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#46: Vandana Shiva, Loans for Enlightened Agriculture, Mulching & No-till talk

#46: Vandana Shiva, Loans for Enlightened Agriculture, Mulching & No-till talk 150 150 Farmerama Radio

This month, we begin by hearing from Vandana Shiva – an incredibly inspiring speaker who champions biodiversity and small-scale farmers around the world. We were lucky enough to catch Vandana…

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