Are you in the habit of listening to podcasts? I love listening to a podcast while washing up or cleaning the bathroom. In fact the chance to listen to something stimulating helps me to actually enjoy washing up or cleaning the bathroom! You may find that time commuting is the best time to listen to a podcast.
Today I’m going to share a few of my favourite food and farming podcasts. Note that I’m not a farmer so I am primarily interested in this information because it sheds light on the origins of the food we eat, not because I’m a farmer!
The Food Chain. The latest episode I just listened to is ‘Animals on Antibiotics: Could Pigs on Pills Make us ill?’. Find it here. This episode explores the link between routine antibiotic use on animal and antibiotic resistance in animals and humans. I pick and choose which episodes I listen to, but I find that there is usually a very well rounded and thorough analysis of the particular issue being explored.
Wise Traditions. This is a new podcast by WAPF. So far I have listened to all of the podcasts and have found them all informative. It is American so focuses on American agriculture and food politics. Listening to it makes me want to understand the UK food and agriculture system much better. The most recent podcast, ‘The Marvelous Pigness of Pigs’ can be found here. Here’s a great quote from this latest episode:
Every piece of food you eat creates a landscape your grandchildren will inherit
Farming Today. This is a radio 4 download which is specifically designed for farmers. However, I find that it is a really great way to understand some of the issues British farmers currently face and to understand developments in British agriculture and farming. Sign up for podcasts, but be aware that although episodes are a very manageable 15 minutes long, they are broadcast daily so you will end up with a large backlog! Find the podcasts here.
If you listen to podcasts, do you have any favourites to share?