ARCHIVE | Prof Fred Provenza: Nourishment: Rediscovering Our Nutritional Wisdom

Hello, and welcome to the last episode of the Summer Series. Today is a big and important episode. My guest today is Professor Fred Provenza.

Fred is currently a Professor Emeritus of Behavioral Ecology at Utah State University. For the last 30 years, Fred and his research group have produced groundbreaking research that has laid the foundations for what is now known as Behavior-based Management of Landscapes. You don’t have to be out on the land. Your landscape goes on in your own house.

That work has inspired researchers in many diverse disciplines, including ecology, human and animal nutrition and biopsychology, animal welfare, landscape restoration, sociology, eco-development, and much more. He has recently released a fabulous book called, Nourishment: What Animals Can Teach Us About Rediscovering Our Nutritional Wisdom. I hope you enjoy the conversation I had with Professor Fred Provenza.

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ARCHIVE | Belinda Fettke: Veganism, Public Health Messages and the Influence of Sanitarium

Belinda Fettke is the wife of Gary Fettke, an Orthopaedic Surgeon practicing in Launceston, Tasmania, who has come under scrutiny for his research into the influence of Seventh-day Adventism and Cereal companies impact on creating dietary guidelines.

In our conversation, Belinda and I discuss the origin of public health messages, the rise of veganism in the west from a sustainability discourse and take a broader lens to explore the origins of health food branding in the 21st century.

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ARCHIVE | Jason Bawden-Smith: Mitochondria HQ: Nature’s Solutions

ARCHIVE | Jason Bawden-Smith: Mitochondria HQ: Nature’s Solutions Introduction Now today’s episode is going to challenge you. We are always talking about food and exercise and sleep and it’s very important. However, well, I’m not going to spoil it. My guest today is Jason Bawden-Smith and Jason’s background as you’ll hear is environmental science. He’s […]

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ARCHIVE | Jeremy Lent: The Web of Meaning

Hello and welcome to another episode of the Unstress Summer Series. Today, we’re going to step back and explore humanity and what led us to this point in time, as well as the purpose of existence and some of the existential crises that we are currently experiencing. And who better to talk to about that than Jeremy Lent?

Jeremy Lent, described by Guardian journalist George Monbiot as “one of the greatest thinkers of our age,” is an author and speaker whose work investigates the underlying causes of our civilization’s existential crisis, and explores pathways toward a life-affirming future.

In our conversation, we explore his award-winning books, The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search for Meaning and The Web of Meaning: Integrating Science and Traditional Wisdom to Find Our Place in the Universe. We also talk about sedentism, worldview, and so much more.

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ARCHIVE | Prof Frédéric Leroy: The Politics of Nutrition & The Great Reset

My guest today is Professor Frédéric Leroy. Working in bio-engineering Sciences and Applied Biological Science, Frédéric’s research in the field of food science and (bio)technology is astounding.

Frédéric’s work primarily deals with many ecological aspects and functional roles of bacterial communities in (fermented) foods, with a focus on the role of animal products in the diet.

In our conversation, we discussed the politics behind nutrition, the EAT-Lancet Diet, the great reset, World Economic Forum, regenerative agriculture, and so much more.

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ARCHIVE | Terry McCosker: Resource Consulting Service (RCS)

Terry is an internationally acclaimed teacher and has worked in research, extension and property management in both government and private sectors for almost 55 years.

In his research era, Terry published over 40 papers and made several world-first discoveries in the 1980s in the fields of bull fertility, ruminant nutrition and pasture ecology. Terry co-founded RCS over 35 years ago which has set the benchmark for capacity building in rural and regional Australia. He is responsible for the introduction of the GrazingforProfit™ School into Australia which now has over 8,000 graduates and has changed grazing, livestock and business management nationally. Terry has chaired the Australian Beef Expo, has sat on numerous advisory committees and has been nominated for many awards.

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ARCHIVE | Dr Charles Massy: Join the Revolution – We Are All Connected

ARCHIVE | Dr Charles Massy: Join the Revolution – We Are All Connected

Charles Massy is an Australian fifth-generation farmer, a scientist, an author, an advocate, and a leading pioneer in the regenerative agriculture movement.

Charles is among the scientists who believe we have entered a new geological epoch, the life-threatening Anthropocene, where human impact has permanently altered the Earth’s geology and sustaining systems, causing ecological destruction and extinction of species.

His contribution to the regenerative agriculture movement has been widely praised and he is one of Australia’s most important voices making an impact in farming communities.

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ARCHIVE | Joel Salatin: This Ain’t Normal… But It Could Be

ARCHIVE | Joel Salatin: This Ain’t Normal… But It Could Be

Download Transcript ARCHIVE | Joel Salatin: This Ain’t Normal… But It Could Be Introduction So, the average person is still under this delusion that food should be someone else’s responsibility until they’re actually ready to eat it. “The magical, marvellous thing about food on our plate is the sustenance we absorb, has a story to […]

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ARCHIVE | Dr Charles Massy: Join the Revolution – We Are All Connected

ARCHIVE | Charlie Arnott: Dominating or Enabling Nature?

Charlie started his Regenerative Farming journey 15 years ago. Previously he and his family had been farming conventionally on their 5,000-hectare property “Hanaminno” for over 35 years, in an industrial high input/ high output farming business model, heavily reliant on pesticides, herbicides and man-made fertilisers.

After a series of epiphanies and through education Charlie found the Regenerative Agriculture movement, a movement which reflected his instinctive connection to the land and his ethos of producing quality food for his family and the world.

Today, Hanaminno is managed using organic, biodynamic and holistic grazing principles.

Charlie Arnott joins me to discuss one of the most important topics relating to the health of our planet and our own health – regenerative agriculture. We discuss holistic land management and the important role it plays in our environment. We know that nutrient-dense food is important for our health, but so too is the way it is grown.

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