Eco Futurists

Planning for the future and breaking new ground across industries must involve improving our natural environment along the way. Our lives and livelihoods depend on it

Announcing a new podcast, in which we hear from people leading the way, not only in imagining, but also providing solutions for a future with environmental sustainability in mind.

We speak to scientific experts, industry leaders, artists, adventurers, and committed personalities who make connections in their local and global communities, making life on earth a priority in their grand plans. They are the Eco Futurists.

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The future of food is now

Here are the final block of podcasts from Series 2 of Food Futurists. Hear interviews with Ranveer Chandra, Chief Scientist Microsoft Azure, on how AI can revolutionise the world’s poorest farming systems; Damon Gameau, Filmmaker of 2040, on why telling the story of a better tomorrow makes sense; Callan Daley, EvokeAg 2019 Future Young Leader, on walking the talk of a new generation of Australian farmers; and Tony Hunter, Futurist, on personalised wellness, feeding the planet and more…

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Podcasts – Series 1 of Food Futurists

Find out more about season 1 of Food Futurists and Andy’s conversations with the likes of Howard Yana-Shapiro of Mars Inc., Marco Gualtieri of Seeds&Chips, Kylie Porter of Global Compact Network Australia, and more. 

We get to the heart of the brilliant minds and innovation behind Global Table Seeds&Chips Melbouren 2019. The phenomenal leaders and speakers, thought proving podcast guests, providing solutions today to put tomorrow’s meal on your table. 

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Saving threatened species from the danger of poachers

Illegal logging and wildlife poaching are driving species to extinction. But the scientists working to save these species may also inadvertently be releasing information that helps poachers find and destroy these species. Read on for helpful advice on how to avoid releasing a treasure map for poachers, rewritten from an interview with Robyn Williams for ABC’s Ockham’s razor.

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Food waste is a big global issue

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has estimated that a third of all food produced globally is wasted, that’s 1.3B tonnes.

To put that in context, the Great Pyramid at Giza weighs about 5 million tonnes. If that were food waste it would weigh about 1.4 million tonnes (because food is less dense than stone), so the amount of food waste produced globally is equivalent to just less than 1000 Great Pyramids of Giza.

That’s a lot of food.

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