In the newest Pip Podcast, Dr Nick Rose, the Executive Director of Sustain, reveals how we will create stronger meals methods within the face of local weather change, pure disasters, pandemics and the rising price of residing.

Welcome to the newest Pip Podcast. In at present’s episode, Pip‘s editor Robyn Rosenfeldt speaks with Dr Nick Rose, the Executive Director of Sustain: The Australian Food Network, a not-for-profit that researches and advocates for extra sustainable meals methods,

Dr Rose can be the editor of ‘Fair Food: Stories from a Movement Changing the World’‘ (2015) and the co-editor of ‘Reclaiming The Urban Commons: The Past, Present and Future of Food Growing in Australian Towns And Cities’ (2018).

In the podcast, Robyn and Nick discover how we will create stronger meals methods within the face of local weather change, pure disasters, pandemics and the rising price of residing.

“Urban agriculture is an important a part of guaranteeing our meals system is safe and resilient to world shocks and local weather change,” says Dr Rose. “Community gardens and small-scale peri-urban farming are key items of the meals system puzzle.”

“The pandemic disrupted world and native provide chains, and Australians turned extra conscious of the fragility of our meals system. Now the battle in Ukraine will affect main Australian producers with fertiliser shortages, rising diesel costs, and additional world demand for Australian exports,” Dr Rose says.

“All this implies increased meals costs for Australian customers, which can push many extra susceptible group members into meals insecurity.”

From grassroots initiatives, yard rising and political change, Nick shares his imaginative and prescient for a safer meals system that may allow honest and equitable entry to recent wholesome produce.

How To Help Support a Fair Food System
Growing your personal meals is a straightforward method to assist contribute to the meals system.

We can all contribute to this honest meals system by rising meals in our personal backyards and thru group initiatives, however we additionally must be seeing change on the authorities degree.

Sustain has launched an evaluation and scorecard of main events’ coverage on meals methods and concrete agriculture this federal election that discovered each Labor and the Coalition’s insurance policies in want of great enchancment.

Policy areas embody supporting the institution and upkeep of group gardens in neighbourhoods and colleges, apprenticeships for market gardeners, assist for market gardeners to transition to extra regenerative farming practices, and funding for additional analysis.

If you’d wish to learn the letter which Sustain despatched to the three main political events in Australia (and to learn their responses) click on right here. For extra data on Sustain see right here.

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