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  1. Late Night Live: The Trouble with Small Farms - Environment - Browse - Big Ideas - ABC TV

    Northern Tasmania boasts some of the richest farming land in Australia - great for dairy, vegetable growing, and increasingly also for high value non-food crops such as poppies and pyrethrum.

    Unlike some other farming regions of Australia that are likely to be adversely affected by global warming, Tasmania has abundant water and, as we approach the mid-21st century, Tasmanian farmers should be well-placed to benefit from what is sure to be a steadily increasing global demand for food.

    So why is it that so many of Tasmania’s small farmers - particularly in dairy and vegetable growing - are experiencing such an uphill struggle to remain viable?

    In recent years, these two industries have been in deep crisis.

    Increasingly our small farmers - not just in Tasmania, but all over Australia - are being ground down by their lack of market power, and by the might of the big two supermarkets, multinational operators who are increasingly taking over the supply chain in Australia, and by the demand by Australian consumers for ever-cheaper food.

    An important warning of the possible future that lies ahead if we’re not prepared to support Australian-grown food came late last year when the vegetable processing company McCain’s closed its plant in northern Tasmania and moved offshore. The brand remains on our supermarket shelves, but the vegetables under the McCain’s label are now imported.

    Last year when the Senate Select Committee on Agriculture held an inquiry into food production in Australia, the committee’s chairman, Senator Bill Heffernan, asked the following question: "How do we produce food that is affordable, from an environment that is sustainable and a farmer that is viable?" That in a nutshell is the theme of tonight’s community forum.

    Radio National host Phillip Adams took his "Late Night Live" team to Burnie to try and find out why the future for farmers supplying Australia’s new upmarket "bread basket" looks more like a "basket case".

    Richard Bovill is farmer activist who grows vegetables.

    In 2005, he led the Fair Dinkum Food campaign which saw a convoy of tractor-driving farmers converge on Parliament House in Canberra. Bovill is a member of a Tasmanian Government committee set up to promote the marketing of Tasmanian vegetables.

    Angelique Abbott represents a new generation of Tasmanian farmers.

    She and her husband run a dairy farmer in the Circular Head region, west of Burnie, while also juggling a veterinarian practice. Abbott wrote a very moving submission on behalf of local dairy farmers to the Senate inquiry into food production in 2009, based on stories of hardship that she gathered.

    Bryan Green is the Deputy Premier and Primary Industries Minister in Tasmania.

    He has been the Labor member for the state seat of Braddon since 1998, which makes him the local member in Burnie.

    He’s also Tasmania’s Minister for Primary Industries and Water, Minister for Energy and Resources, Planning, Racing and Veterans Affairs.

    Neil Armstrong is the co-owner and managing director of Tasmanian fresh vegetable company Harvest Moon, based in the Forth Valley.

    He is a major vegetable farmer who doesn’t need to rely on multinational food processors to get his goods to market on the mainland.


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  2. Jul 30, 2013 — Kevin Glass & Ben Domenech


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  3. Russell Simmons Audio Podcast interview | Dusty Wright’s Culture Catch

    Audio podcast/webcast interview with Def Jam/Phat Farm CEO Russell Simmons by Dusty Wright


    —Huffduffed by chasereeves 2 years ago

  4. Episode #80 – How to Speed Up Your Learning by Years, Plus an Exciting New SEO Tool with Rob Walling

    TweetThis week’s episode features Rob Walling from Software by Rob and Startups for the Rest of Us. Rob runs several online niche businesses (mostly software). Dan and Ian are huge fans of Rob and are super excited about having Rob


    —Huffduffed by kepford 2 years ago

  5. Episode 89 Victual Reality: Ashley Atkinson and Annie Novak | Victual Reality and Tom Philpott

    Broadcasting edible stories from local communities.


    —Huffduffed by ellamcs 2 years ago

  6. Episode 87 Victual Reality: Tom Philpott with Eliot Coleman | Victual Reality and Tom Philpott

    Broadcasting edible stories from local communities.


    —Huffduffed by ellamcs 2 years ago

  7. Third Paradigm: 3P-036 People Are Animals Too

    Questions the religion of vegetarianism. Differentiates between the evils of industrial meat production, illustrated by the movie Food, Inc., and the joys of animal husbandry, as detailed in the book, Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer. Reports on interview with Novella Carpenter and with Elise Pearlstein, co- producer of Food, Inc.

    Reads Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front by Wendell Berry to the music of Paul Taylor’s Set Me Free. Discusses two films from the Ironweed film club called Asparagus: Stalking the Good Life, and A Growing Season. Updates the resistance news from the Honduran coup. Critiques an article by Daniel Brook in Tikkun magazine called "The Planet-Saving Mitzvah: Why Jews Should Consider Vegetarianism." Plays two songs by Dana Lyons: Cows With Guns and Berries Overgrown.

    Read the show transcript while listening, and view our images, videos, and links on the Third Paradigm website:


    —Huffduffed by mscir 4 years ago

  8. CityBeat Podcast 38: Beekeeping

    Richard Stewart, manager of Carriage House Farm in North Bend, takes us to his apiary. Photojournalist Amanda McLaughlin shares stories about beekeeping.

    —Huffduffed by dmenninger 4 years ago

  9. Read Between the Leading - Episode #23 with Robyn Waxman

    On this episode, we speak with Robyn Waxman. We discuss Robyn’s role in the design and education world, as well as the paradigm shift leading design to new realms of activism, protest, and plainly supporting a cause, whatever it may be. We touch on her role in The Designer’s Accord, as well as her thesis and FARM project.

    For more shownotes visit http://rbtl.us/post/210965141

    —Huffduffed by rbtl 4 years ago

  10. Starship Sofa Aural Delights No 102 Charles Stross

    Featuring "Down on the Farm"

    From http://www.starshipsofa.com/20090929/aural-delights-no-102-charles-stross/

    —Huffduffed by lilspikey 4 years ago