Healthy and Sustainable Food – March Broadcast we discuss how, as the UK Prepares for COP26, the farming and food sectors can work towards becoming Carbon Negative.

Healthy and Sustainable Food – March Broadcast we discuss how, as the UK Prepares for COP26, the farming and food sectors can work towards becoming Carbon Negative.

Three key industry professionals have come together to create a unique Group called, Healthy and Sustainable Food. This is to constantly examine what would be the results if people from different sectors were to collaborate on solutions to produce healthy, sustainable food ongoing. The Founders are:

Barbara Bray MBE – Director – ALO Solutions

Mark Driscoll – Director – Tasting the Future

Jacqui Green – Director Viridis Associates

Their aim is to improve nutritional quality of food and availability for all socio-economic groups in the UK. They will do this by bringing individuals from different sectors together for projects on sustainable nutrition.

Beanstalk Global is proud to be hosting the fifth in the series of monthly Broadcasts for Healthy and Sustainable Food.

In our March Broadcast we discuss how, as the UK Prepares for COP26, the farming and food sectors can work towards becoming Carbon Negative.

We are joined by Pete Ritchie, Executive Director of Nourish Scotland, Carolina Hock, Senior Analyst at the Carbon Trust and Ian Wilkinson, MD Cotswold Seeds and Founder and Director of FarmED.

Pete Ritchie has a background in community development and social policy. As Executive Director of Nourish Scotland, Pete is responsible with the board and staff team for focusing Nourish Scotland’s work where it can be most effective. This includes engaging with policy-makers and stakeholders as well as working for change from the bottom-up with grassroots groups. As well as working at Nourish, Pete runs Whitmuir Organics with his partner Heather Anderson.

Carolina Hock is a Senior Analyst in the Carbon Trust’s Breakthrough team, working on identifying a pipeline of new opportunities for the Carbon Trust to maximise its mission impact – accelerating the move to a sustainable, low carbon economy. Her focus has been predominantly on the food and textile sectors, sustainable consumption and production, and carbon footprinting. She also has experience in sustainability strategy and incubation support (particularly in the energy access space), as well as design thinking and ideation.

Prior to joining the Carbon Trust, Carolina worked for the UN Environment Programme in Nairobi on wildlife conservation and youth entrepreneurship. She also supported the Fourth United Nations Environment Assembly on Sustainable Consumption and Production, and the 2019 Science Policy Business Forum on the nexus of science, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Carolina holds a Master of Science degree in Environment & Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science, with a thesis on impact definition and measurement in impact investing.

Ian Wilkinson studied farm and grassland management at Berkshire College of Agriculture and joined Cotswold Seeds nearly 40 years ago. A family business based in Moreton-in-Marsh, Cotswold Seeds has built its reputation on developing forage, herbal leys, green manures and complex seed mixtures as well as providing advice to customers, which now number 15,000 farmers and landowners across the UK.

At the helm as MD, Ian developed the business with a fundamental focus on the role of providing an information bridge between farmers and the scientific community and has been involved in a number of groundbreaking research projects. These include the multimillion pound, EU-funded LegumePlus, with key objectives to investigate how bioactive forage legumes, in particular sainfoin and birdsfoot trefoil, can improve protein utilisation in ruminant livestock farming. 

It’s always been part of Ian’s vision to have a farm and seven years ago, Cotswold Seeds acquired Honeydale Farm, 107 acres in the Cotswolds. Ian is Director and Founder of FarmED, an exciting new centre for farm and food education, which opened in 2019. FarmED’s mission is to accelerate the transition towards regenerative farming and sustainable food systems by providing space and opportunity for inspirational education, innovative research, practitioner led knowledge exchange events and personal development. Through the FarmED Programme it will seek to stimulate debate and discussion, to inspire and inform. Events at FarmED attract representatives from environmental organisations and wildlife groups, water authorities, farmers,scientists, academics, policy makers and politicians.

Host Max MacGillivray – Editor in Chief of Beanstalk Global.

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Filmed late March 2021

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