"Who feeds us?" Episode 6: Looking back and moving forward
In this final episode, we revisit some of the people we’ve heard from throughout the series. We tease out some common threads that bind these apparently disparate voices together – threads such as reverence, gratitude, sovereignty, dignity and abundance. We hear more about what these people have learnt over the course of this year, their visions for resilient, localised food economies... and how they see the future of who feeds us.
It is clearer than ever: Food is not just a question of calories. Food is nourishment for the body and soul. Food is about community, culture and our relationship with each other and with the Earth. We are all part of the food system.
The journey ahead – towards a truly resilient, humane and nourishing food system, a food system rooted in abundance – that journey is complicated, and it will most likely be bumpy. But this series is an invitation to embrace that complexity, to dive into it, to seek out and connect with those who feed us. After all – food doesn’t come from shelves. Food comes from the soil, the sea – and the hands of people. This is who feeds us.
Skye Gyngell: https://springrestaurant-shop.co.uk/
Jane Scotter: http://fernverrow.com/
Salma & Khalil Attan: https://www.bushwoodbees.co.uk/ // https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVrsm10F2zp_KO26MBCGRUw
Ursula Myrie: https://www.adira.org.uk/
Angus Buchanan-Smith: https://www.the-free-company.com/
Dee Woods: https://granvillecommunitykitchen.wordpress.com/
Dr Lisa Palmer: https://www.bcu.ac.uk/social-sciences/sociology/staff/lisa-palmer
Muhsen Hassanin: https://abrahamshalalmeat.com/
Abigail Holsborough: https://www.brixtonwindmill.org/
Rosy Benson: www.fieldbakery.com/
Lynda McFarlane: https://veganvybes.co.uk/
Producers: Jo Barratt, Katie Revell, Abby Rose, Suzie McCarthy
Additional interview: Lovejit Dhaliwal
Series Executive Producers: Jo Barratt, Katie Revell, Abby Rose
Community Collaborators: Cathy St Germans, Zain Dada, Andre Reid
Project Manager: Olivia Oldham
Artwork: Hannah Grace www.hgraceoc.com/
Music: Michael O'Neil
PR & Comms: Fran Bailey, Kate Lam, Elma Glasgow, Nancy Brownlow
Who Feeds Us? is possible thanks to the Farming the Future COVID Response Fund. We’re very grateful to The A Team Foundation, the Roddick Foundation, Thirty Percy and the Samworth Foundation for providing the funds to make this project happen.