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Introducing Feed and our first theme: Scale in the food system

Episode Summary

Introducing Feed, a food system podcast by TABLE. Co-hosts Matthew Kessler and Samara Brock tell you what you can expect when you tune in, and Tara Garnett introduces our focus for the first series of episodes: Scale in the food system!

We'll be exploring scale at multiple levels including spatial, economic, moral and temporal.  What is the right scale for a food system? Should it be local or global? When it comes to things like farms, food businesses and food system governance – is big bad, or better?

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Music in this episode:

Theme music: Insatiable Toad by Blue Dot Sessions


About Tara Garnett

Tara has worked on food for over 25 years within both the NGO and academic sectors. Since 2012 she has been a researcher at the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford, a fellow of the Oxford Martin School and part of the Wellcome Trust-funded LEAP project. In 2005 she founded the Food Climate Research Network (FCRN), Table’s precursor. Tara has a degree in English Literature (University of Oxford), a Masters in Development Studies (School of Oriental and African Studies) and a PhD from the Centre for Environmental Strategy at the University of Surrey. In 2015 she was awarded the Premio Daniel Carasso.


Background reading and resources

Visit our Scale in the food system page to learn more about this ongoing project.

You can view Tara Garnett's work in the research library, TABLE explainers, and TABLE and FCRN reports.

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