Who Feeds Us? #6: Looking Back and Moving Forward

Who Feeds Us? #6: Looking Back and Moving Forward 150 150 Farmerama Radio
Image by Hannah Grace

In this final episode, we revisit some of the people we’ve heard from throughout the series. We tease out some common threads that bind these apparently disparate voices together – threads such as reverence, gratitude, sovereignty, dignity and abundance. We hear more about what these people have learnt over the course of this year, their visions for resilient, localised food economies… and how they see the future of who feeds us. 

It is clearer than ever: Food is not just a question of calories. Food is nourishment for the body and soul. Food is about community, culture and our relationship with each other and with the Earth. We are all part of the food system.

The journey ahead – towards a truly resilient, humane and nourishing food system, a food system rooted in abundance – that journey is complicated, and it will most likely be bumpy. But this series is an invitation to embrace that complexity, to dive into it, to seek out and connect with those who feed us.

After all – food doesn’t come from shelves. Food comes from the soil, the sea – and the hands of people. This is who feeds us.

This episode of Who Feeds Us? was produced by Abby Rose, Jo Barratt and Katie Revell. It also included interviews and editing by Suzie McCarthy and Lovejit Dhaliwal.

Thank you to everyone we heard from: Salma and Khalil Attan, Muhsen Hassanin, Jane Scotter, Skye Gyngell, Angus Buchanan-Smith, Dee Woods, Ursula Myrie, Dr Lisa Palmer, Dean Wright, Abigail Holsborough, Rosy Benson, Lynda McFarlane and Andre Reid.

We’d like to thank all of the community collaborators who’ve worked with us on this series: Dhelia Snoussi, Andre Reid, Zain Dada, Cathy St Germans, Col Gordon and Fern Towers.

The project Manager for Who Feeds Us? is Olivia Oldham. Our artwork is by Hannah Grace, and the original music for the series is by Michael O’Neill.

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Who Feeds Us? is possible thanks to the Farming the Future COVID Response Fund. We’re very grateful to the A Team Foundation, the Roddick Foundation, Thirty Percy and the Samworth Foundation for providing the funds to make this project happen. Many thanks also to Farming the Future Advisor Dee Woods for her guidance in bringing the team together.