Although many of us are lucky enough to eat well, we live in a food system that is broken. Ultra-processed products abound, food workers are exploited, hunger coexists with massive food waste, and farming methods have toxic consequences. Hear from a panel of inspiring advocates as they consider solutions to these problems and the path towards a better food future. Featuring champion of First Nations food practices and Warndu co-founders Damien Coulthard and Rebecca Sullivan, chef and writer Matthew Evans and food rescue activist Ronni Kahn in conversation with Margot Saville.
Matthew Evans (Australian)
Matthew Evans is a Tasmanian food writer, television broadcaster and chef who lives and works on Fat Pig Farm, a soil-to-stomach regenerative farm and restaurant. He's been the host of six series of Gourmet Farmer and two documentaries on SBS TV. Matthew is the author of over a dozen books on food, including On Eating Meat, and his latest cookbook The Real Food Companion. His book SOIL is a hymn to the remarkable, and underappreciated bit of Earth that gifts us life.
Ronni Kahn (Australian)
Ronni Kahn AO is an Australian social entrepreneur who founded the food rescue charity OzHarvest. She is a passionate leader, author, businesswoman, advocate, and activist, renowned for disrupting the food waste landscape in Australia. She is the recipient of numerous awards in leadership, vision, style and in 2019 was made an Officer of the Order of Australia. Ronni's memoir A Repurposed Life, was long-listed for an ABIA Award
Rebecca Sullivan (Australian)
Rebecca Sullivan is a sustainable living advocate, Yale World Fellow, regen-farmer, educator and co-founder of Warndu. She has a Masters in climate change and sustainable agriculture and has authored ten books.
Damien Coulthard (Australian)
Damien Coulthard is an Adnyamathanha man of the Flinders Ranges. He lives off the grid in the Clare Valley and is co-founder of Warndu, a brand on a mission to regenerate culture, community, tradition, health seas and soils through Australian native produce. He is the author of Warndu Mai and First Nations Food Companion.
Margot Saville (Australian)
Margot Saville practised as a lawyer for one year before becoming a journalist in the late 1980s. She is a freelance writer who has worked at The Australian, ABC Television, the Nine Television Network and is currently published in The Sydney Morning Herald and Crikey.