Farm Gate

Farm Gate

By ffinlo Costain
Practical solutions for climate and food security.
A podcast collaboration from Farmwel and FAI Farms.
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Conservatives & the Environment - Interview with Sam Hall
Sam Hall is the director of the highly influential Conservative Environment Network.  With nearly 60 MPs making up its parliamentary caucus, CEN is the most important and influential network of environmentally-motivated Conservative activists and politicians in the United Kingdom.
38:18
January 20, 2020
Ruminant methane, global warming, & GWP*
I'm talking to Professor Myles Allen & Dr John Lynch (University of Oxford), & Roland Bonney (farmer, & co-founder of FAI Farms & Benchmark Holdings). Although cattle and sheep produce methane almost constantly, the focus on their emissions is misleading – it’s the warming impact of those emissions that actually matters.  Far from being unsustainable, as many people continue to argue, well-managed grass-based cattle and sheep systems can become rapidly climate neutral and help to restore biodiversity and soil health.  Research by a global team of scientists based at the University of Oxford has established a new way of measuring the impacts of methane - a metric known as GWP*.  This metric allows us to accurately assess the impact of ruminant methane for the first time.
29:24
January 8, 2020
Is vegan a dirty word?
Dr Tara Garnett (FCRN) and Caroline Grindrod (Primal Meats) join ffinlo Costain to discuss whether 'vegan' has become a dirty word?
25:54
January 4, 2020
Sustainable monoculture?
Farm Gate host, ffinlo Costain, interviews Leontino Balbo Junior (Balbo Group), who produces 35% of the world's organic sugar.  Speaking direct from Brazil, Leontino explains how he transformed his farm (http://www.canaverde.com.br/) from standard agriculture to a high yield regenerative success story.  
37:17
January 4, 2020
Discussion - Vets & sustainability
In this panel discussion, ffinlo Costain is joined by Gudrun Ravetz (former president, British Veterinary Association), and Laura Higham (Vet Sustain).  We discuss the link between animal welfare, and good environmental management and farm performance.
32:30
December 29, 2019
Farm vets & food sustainability
Farm Gate host, ffinlo Costain, talks to Laura Higham (FAI Farms/Vet Sustain) and Simon Doherty (British Veterinary Association).  We ask how vets contribute to sustainability - and what’s the link between animal welfare, and good environmental management and performance on farms?
24:22
November 22, 2019