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One Bite

One Bite

By One Bite Podcast
Food is connection and sustenance, it is cultural, social, ethical, political and a fundamental human right. In the Anthropocene*, food is also complex and problematic.

So, grab your knife, fork and spoon and join me as we digest the Australian foodscape, one bite at a time.

onebitepod.com and @onebitepod across the socials

*Anthropocene: the period of time during which human activities have had an environmental impact on the Earth regarded as constituting a distinct geological age.
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S01 E10: Amy Lawton & Liz Millen, Australia’s Right to Food Coalition

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S01: Epilogue
That's a wrap for season 1 of One Bite. Thanks to Jaimee, Vanessa, Kylie, Costa, Sinead, Gabrielle, Alice, Tammi, Jen, Amy, Liz, Jess, Lee Tran and Tyson for your time, story, knowledge and expertise. Thanks to my academic advisors Alana Mann and Michelle St Anne from the Sydney Environment Institute. Thank you for listening, following, engaging, sharing and reaching out. The response has been a bit overwhelming, but I am so glad this project has reached so many people and is starting conversations. Stay interested and engaged, challenge the status quo, ask questions, get active, have  conversations, connect and take back agency. I am not sure what 2021 holds but would like to be able to bring you another season of One Bite and continue to connect and build something bigger. Keep in touch at onebitepod.com and @onebitepod across social media. It’s been a pleasure, see you next time, bye.
06:42
December 15, 2020
S01 E13: Tyson Yunkaporta, author & academic
In this episode we hear from Dr Tyson Yunkaporta, author of Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World. He is an academic, arts critic, and researcher who belongs to the Apalech Clan in far north Queensland. Tyson carves traditional tools and weapons and works as a senior lecturer in Indigenous Knowledges at Deakin University, Melbourne. We yarn about Indigenous perspectives on food, respecting Indigenous Knowledge and Law, abundance and scarcity, western neoliberal paradigms, addressing inequality as a social problem, the 'Murray Antoinette syndrome', fostering emergence, acting as custodians, Indigenous governance, intergenerational equity, letting go of hope and taking back agency. Special shout out to Tyson's kids. You can find Tyson on LinkedIn and the books The Land is the Source of the Law by C.F. Black and Fire Country by Victor Steffensen. You can find us at onebitepod.com and @onebitepod across social media. For full list of links please see the website: Resilience and Innovation in Indigenous Communities (Scott, 2010); Braiding Sweetgrass Robin Wall Kimmerer; Emergence: the remarkable simplicity of complexity The Conversation; Indigenous imprisonment, suicide and self-harm rates have risen, report finds The Guardian; Record breaking iron ore revenue is putting a floor in the budget ABC News; Iron ore mining comeback in NT sparks environmental, fishing and cultural concerns ABC News; Juukan Gorge inquiry: Rio Tinto's decision to blow up Indigenous rock shelters 'inexcusable' The Guardian; WhiteBLACKatcha.  Music: Night Owl by Broke for Free (CC)
47:47
December 10, 2020
S01 E12: Lee Tran Lam, Diversity in Food Media
In this episode we hear from Lee Tran Lam, a freelance journalist and editor of New Voices on Food. Lee Tran has written about food for various publications, including Good Food, Gourmet Traveller, SBS Food, The Sun-Herald and The Guardian. She runs The Unbearable Lightness of Being Hungry podcast, Diversity in Food Media and presents Local Fidelity on FBi radio. We talk about the impacts of COVID on hospitality and producers, how businesses have pivoted, food ecosystems, food media during the pandemic, racism and the need for diverse voices in food. You can find Lee Tran on Instagram, Twitter and The Unbearable Lightness of Being Hungry podcast, Diversity in Food Media on Instagram and New Voices on Food at SomeKind Press. You can find us at onebitepod.com and @onebitepod across social media. For full list of links please see the website: Ben Shewry; Colombo Social; Parliament on King; Neil Perry; A COVID-positive person dines at your restaurant; Food delivery Apps; Delivery driver safety; Restaurants and cafes facing mass closures without more support; Retail Trade, Aus; Changes in employment and hours worked; Restaurants surviving the coronavirus The Saturday Paper; Chef's Manifesto; Newtown Blessing Box; Eating Thai Fruit Demands Serious Effort but Delivers Sublime Reward NY Times; Aus food writers call for greater diversity of voices in wake of NY Times durian debacle; Australians love Asian food, so why doesn't it win as many awards as Italian? Colin Ho & Nicholas Jordan; The Oldest Foods on Earth; Bush Food Alliance; Chocolate on Purpose; Ahmad Hakim; Rosheen Kaul. Music: Night Owl by Broke for Free (CC)
47:12
December 6, 2020
S01 E11: Councillor Jess Miller, City of Sydney
In this episode we hear from Councillor Jess Miller from the City of Sydney (CoS). Jess has worked with a broad range of organisations to design, lead and implement change for over a decade. She was elected to Council in 2016 and is an advocate for a slow city with lots of active and public transport, character, community, sport, colour and creativity. We talk about COVID, food insecurity and how Council has responded, system weakness, climate risk, planning and policy, NSW food security inquiry, building resilience, radical empathy and the Trojan horse of fun. You can find Jess on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. You can find us at onebitepod.com and @onebitepod across social media. For full list of links please see the website: Resilient Sydney Strategy CoS; Community Recovery Plan CoS; Continuing Emergency Food Relief CoS; Right to food; Climate Change Risk report; The rise of red zones of risk ABC News; The runaway insurance effect ABC News; Sydney’s Food Future; City Farm CoS; Sustainable Chippendale; Erskineville community garden; Streets Ahead open public space; One Central Park; Yerrabingin Native Rooftop Farm; Cities That Feed Us Blakthumb; Securing Sydney's Food Future Jess Miller motion; Food Security Alex Greenwich private member statement; Milan Urban Food Policy Pact; Circular Economy; Farmers for Climate Action; Permablitz. Music: Night Owl by Broke for Free (CC)
32:32
December 1, 2020
S01 E10: Amy Lawton & Liz Millen, Australia’s Right to Food Coalition
In this episode we hear from Amy Lawon and Liz Millen, founding members of Australia’s Right to Food Coalition. The Coalition started in 2014 and exists to advocate for the human right to nutritious food for all Australians. Amy is a social researcher who has focused on a number of food related issues and Liz worked for 20 years in a Sydney Health District team dedicated to improving food security through local projects. We talk about the Coalitions work, the impact of COVID on their network, what we can learn from this 'natural experiment', the scale of food insecurity in Australia, the socioeconomic and political drivers, the implications of hunger for children, the problem with relying on food charity and some alternative approaches. You can find the Coalition on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and the food relief directory here. You can find us at onebitepod.com and @onebitepod across social media. For full list of links please see the website: Right to food; Aus charities and COVID-19; Food insecurity and socioeconomic disadvantage in Aus; ‘I Can Finally Eat Fresh Fruit And Vegetables’ ACOSS; Impact of COVID-19 on food insecurity in the Greater Sydney and Illawarra; Cost of Living; Casual workers; SDG2 Zero Hunger; Foodbank Hunger Report 2020; Understanding food insecurity in Aus CFCA; Foodbank Child Hunger in Aus; HILDA survey; Inequality in Aus ACOSS; Socioeconomic brackets and unemployment ABC; FoodLab Sydney. Music: Night Owl by Broke for Free (CC)
46:27
November 26, 2020
S01 E09: Jen Sheridan, Open Food Network
In this episode we hear from Jen Sheridan, a Director of Open Food Network Australia (OFN). Jen worked on the Know Your Foodbowl and Foodprint Melbourne projects and currently leads a number of federally funded food system development projects in Victoria. We talk about the what OFN is, the impacts of COVID, connecting stranded produce, dignity in food relief, community supported agriculture (CSA), how short supply networks build resilience and their invisibility in Australia. You can find Jen on Instagram and Twitter, OFN Australia on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, and OFN Global. You can find us at onebitepod.com and @onebitepod across social media. For full list of links please see the website: OFN resource library; Moving Feast; CSA; OFN COVID survey; Harvest scheme workers ABC News; WWOOFers; Power in food distribution; Australian food security; ACCC supermarket exemption; Resilience of long and short food chains Kiah Smith; Fawkner Commons; Melbourne tower lockdown The Guardian; Externalised costs; SDGs; TEEB; Mozilla award.  Music: Night Owl Broke For Free (CC)
42:40
November 22, 2020
S01 E08: Tammi Jonas, Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance
In this episode we hear from Tammi Jonas, an 'ethicurian' farmer of heritage-breed pigs and cattle, and president of the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance (AFSA). Tammi is very active in the global fight for food sovereignty, advocating in numerous UN governing bodies. She is undertaking a PhD on the biodiverse and decolonising practices of agroecological farmers, and is an editor and co-author of Farming Democracy. We talk about what food sovereignty is, community supported agriculture (CSA), the impacts of COVID on small producers, legislative barriers, food systems and zoonotic disease, regenerative agriculture and radical transparency. You can find Tammi on Instagram, Twitter and at Jonai Farms, and AFSA on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. You can find us at onebitepod.com and @onebitepod across social media. For full list of links please see the website: People’s Food Plan; La Via Campesina; CSA; PIC Codes; Meatworks and coronavirus in Vic; Pandemics result from destruction of nature, say UN and WHO; No Protection From Pandemics Unless We Fix Our Food Systems; Rob Wallace; Victoria's worst outbreak of avian influenza; Breed Diversity; Nutritionism; Eat well when we farm well. Music: Night Owl Broke For Free (CC)
40:38
November 17, 2020
S01 E07: Alice Zaslavsky, food literacy advocate
In this episode we hear from Alice Zaslavsky, a food literacy advocate, resident Culinary Correspondent for ABC News Breakfast and ABC Radio, author of In Praise of Veg, Alice's Food A-Z, and creator of Phenomenom! We talk about food literacy and education, the cultural disconnect from  food, aspirational food media, ‘othering’ of veg, how we label and  communicate about food and bringing pleasure back into eating. You can  follow Alice on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and In Praise of Veg and Phenomenom! on Instagram. You can find us at onebitepod.com and @onebitepod across social media. For full list of links please see the website. Links to things mentioned in the episode: Click for Vic; Taste Dining at Home; Maslow’s Hierarchy; Orthorexia; Pretty Healthy Food: How and When Aesthetics Enhance Perceived Healthiness; Healthy is (not) tasty? Implicit and explicit associations between food healthiness and tastiness; Michael Pollen; How do children make food choices?; food and mood; Simon Bryant; Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden. Music: Night Owl by Broke for Free (CC)
39:30
November 12, 2020
S01 E06: Gabrielle Chan, The Guardian Aus
In this episode we hear from Gabrielle Chan, a journalist and author who has lived on a farm for 25 years. She began covering the NSW parliament in the 90s  and moved to the Canberra press gallery in 1995. Gabrielle has worked at The Australian, ABC radio, The Daily Telegraph, in local newspapers and politics and has been a political correspondent for The Guardian  Australia since 2013. She has written and edited history books, biographies and a recipe book. Her latest book, Rusted Off: Why Country Australia Is Fed Up was released in September 2018 and short-listed for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. We talk about food politics, policy and governance in Australia, the impact of COVID on rural and regional communities, supply chains, neoliberalism, water markets, mid size family farms, competition policy, food energy water soil (FEWS) nexus and food price. Special shout out to all the birds in 'Frank' the  oleander tree in Gabrielle's garden. You can find Gabrielle on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, The Guardian and essays Another Country and Losing the Farm. You can find us at onebitepod.com and @onebitepod across social media. Links to things mentioned in the episode: Resilience in the Australian food supply chain 2011/12; Acres and Acres; Margaret Simons Cry Me a River; Feather and Bone Butchery; Snapshot of Australian Agriculture 2020; Foreign-ownership; Australian Story Charles Massy; Wendell Berry; Rattan Lal; ecosystem services. Music: Night Owl by Broke for Free (CC)
52:45
November 8, 2020
S01 E05: Sinead Boylan, University of Sydney
In this episode we hear from Dr Sinead Boylan, a nutritional epidemiologist and inter-disciplinary researcher at the intersection of food systems, health and the environment. Sinead is the Executive  Officer for the Climate Change, Human Health and Social Impacts Node at the University of Sydney, Executive Director of the Sydney Food and Nutrition Network and coordinator of the 'Population and Health' unit of the Masters of Sustainability. Her research aims to identify ways to promote a healthy and sustainable diet with equitable food access for all. We talk about what food insecurity actually is and the prevalence in Australia, the social contexts of food insecurity, health and diet related disease, as well as food policy and governance. You can find Sinead on Twitter, LinkedIn, USyd and at Food Legacy. You can find us at onebitepod.com and @onebitepod across social media.  For full list of links please see the website. Links to main things mentioned in the episode: Food Bank Hunger Report; Measuring and Understanding Food Insecurity in Australia; Global burden of disease; UK obesity map; The affordability of a healthy and sustainable diet; Using Input-Output Analysis to Measure Healthy, Sustainable Food Systems; A healthy, sustainable and safe food system: examining the perceptions and role of the Australian policy actor using a Delphi survey; Commission for the Human Future Need for Strategic Food Policy in Australia; Planetary Boundaries.  Music: Night Owl by Broke for Free (CC)
46:41
November 3, 2020
S01 E04: Costa Georgiadis, Gardening Australia
In this episode we hear from Costa Georgiadis, host and presenter of Gardening Australia, landscape architect, environmental educator, garden gnome and lover of the planet. We talk about pandemic gardening, complex systems, resilience, local food, education, regeneration and get philosophical about the power of gardening. You can find Costa on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, ABC TV and iView. You can find out more about the Pandemic Gardening survey at Sustain and watch videos of the Findings from the National Survey and Action Agenda for Australia. You can find us at onebitepod.com and @onebitepod across social media. Links to things mentioned in the episode: Bruce Pascoe, Sydney Edible Garden Trail, Samford Edible Garden Trail, Community Gardens Australia, Urban Agriculture Forum, Costa's Edible Garden Odyssey: Growing food in Urban Spaces, City of Darwin Community Orchard, Pocket City Farms, Australian Association of Environmental Educators. Music: Night Owl by Broke For Free (CC)
59:50
October 29, 2020
S01 E03: Kylie Newberry, Our Food System
In this episode we hear from Kylie Newberry, a writer, speaker, advocate and founder of Our Food System. Kylie has over 15 years experience as a Public Health Nutritionist, holds a MSc in Food Policy and is part of the Brisbane Fair Food Alliance. We talk about food system resilience to shock, why food is so complex, power and influence in food systems and policy, food environments and food citizenship. Special shout out to the Currawongs singing in Kylie's garden. You can find Kylie at Our Food System, Instagram, Twitter & Facebook. You can find Brisbane Food City on Instagram & Food System Vision Prize. You can find us at onebitepod.com & @onebitepod across social media.  Links to things mentioned in the episode: Professor Tim Lang; Aus Gov on feeding 75 million; Food Connect Brisbane; Spray-Free Farmacy; Echo Valley Farm; The resilience of long and short food chains: a case study of flooding in Queensland; Review of the Australian Dietary Guidelines; National Food Plan; Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance & Peoples' Food Plan; Need for Strategic Food Policy in Aus; EAT Lancet; ABC Fight for Planet A; Study on restricted merchandising of discretionary food; Moving from Consumer to Food Citizen; Share Waste; Worm Monger. Music: Night Owl by Broke For Free (CC)
46:06
October 25, 2020
S01 E02: Vanessa, independent supermarket
In this episode we hear from Vanessa, a food lover, avid gardener, fellow Master of Sustainability student and employee at an independent food retailer. Vanessa is part of their graduate program working on sustainability, responsible supply chains, and product development. Her professional interest is how we can make fair, sustainable, and nutritious food systems accessible for all. We talk about the impacts of COVID from a supermarket's perspective, as well as the cascading shocks of drought, bushfire and flood, farm labour shortages, the supermarket landscape in Australia, imperfect veg, the cost of cheap food and sustainable sourcing. You can find Vanessa on Instagram. You can find us at onebitepod.com and @onebitepod across social media.  Links to things mentioned in the episode: Malcolm Knox Supermarket Monsters, ACCC Perishable agricultural goods inquiry, ACCC Supermarket Taskforce, Sen. Janet Rice questions to the Dept of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) about the Taskforce. Any updates on the Supermarket Taskforce are posted on the blog. Music: Night Owl by Broke For Free (CC)
33:12
October 21, 2020
S01 E01: Jaimee Edwards, Cornersmith
In this episode we hear from Jaimee Edwards, a fabulous fermenter, food educator, author and part of Sydney food community Cornersmith. She is passionate about the politics of food and the pleasures of eating and her first cookbook, Use it All, co-authored with Alex Elliott-Howrey, is available now. We talk about the impacts of COVID from a small producer and hospitality perspective, as well as fermenting, pickling, cooking, gardening, education, food knowledge, valuing food and bringing the pleasure back. You can find Jaimee and Cornersmith on Instagram. You can find us at onebitepod.com and @onebitepod across social media. Links to things mentioned in the episode: Sustainable Development Goal Target 12.3 on Food Loss and Waste; NSW DPI study on food waste during the pandemic; ABC War on Waste; ABC Further Back in Time for Dinner. Music: Night Owl by Broke For Free (CC)
44:27
October 15, 2020
Trailer: One Bite Podcast
Food is connection and sustenance, it is cultural, social, ethical, political and a fundamental human right. In the Anthropocene*, food is also complex and problematic. One Bite is a new podcast series exploring the impacts of COVID-19 on food, and how we build back better by asking; what is the food system for and why? We will meet a variety of Australians working across different areas, from farm to fork and beyond. We will gain diverse perspectives on how we shift towards more sustainable, resilient and fair food systems and look at the way everyday people can activate change through practical solutions. So, grab your knife, fork and spoon and join me as we digest the Australian foodscape, one bite at a time. onebitepod.com and @onebitepod across the socials *Anthropocene: the period of time during which human activities have had an environmental impact on the Earth regarded as constituting a distinct geological age. (See also this Guardian article) Music: Night Owl by Broke For Free (CC)
01:58
September 16, 2020