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Bonus Episode: Bird Flu and Sick Cows

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On March 16, cows on a Texas dairy farm began showing symptoms of a mysterious illness now known to be H5N1 bird flu. Their symptoms were nondescript, but their milk production dramatically dropped and turned thick and creamy yellow. The next day, cats on the farm that had consumed some of the raw milk from the sick cows also became ill. While the cows would go on to largely recover, the cats weren’t so lucky. They developed depressed mental states, stiff body movements, loss of coordination, circling, copious discharge from their eyes and noses, and blindness. By March 20, over half of the farm’s 24 or so cats died from the flu.

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S9 E8 The Economics of Regenerative Agriculture

Growing Profitably: The Economics of Regenerative Agriculture

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Welcome to episode 8 of season 9: The Economics of Regenerative Agriculture

Regenerative agriculture continues to gain momentum as a sustainable and environmentally positive approach to farming. While its environmental benefits are well-documented, there’s often a question mark surrounding the economics of regenerative agriculture. Can it be profitable? In this blog post, we’ll explore the economics of regenerative agriculture, examining how it can not only benefit the environment but also boost farmers’ profits. Continue reading →

S9E7: The End of Synthetic Chemicals

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Welcome to episode 7 of season 9: The End of Synthetic Chemicals

The widespread use of synthetic chemicals in conventional agriculture raises environmental concerns and sparked a growing interest in sustainable and environmentally friendly farming practices. Regenerative agriculture, with its emphasis on restoring and enhancing ecosystem health, is an obvioius alternative to chemical-intensive farming. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the regenerative agriculture practices that aim to ditch chemicals for the betterment of the environment, soil and our food system.

Why Ditch Chemicals?

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S9 E6 Building Resilience

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Welcome to episode 6 of season 9:

With increasing evidence for the effects of climate change, the need for sustainable and resilient agricultural practices should be top of mind for all thinking individuals, groups and nations. Regenerative agriculture, with its focus on soil health, carbon sequestration and biodiversity conservation, is a key tool in the armoury of responses in the battle against climate change. This blog post explores how regenerative agriculture helps build resilience in the face of climate change, offering both hope and practical solutions. Continue reading →

S9 E5 Small-Scale Success Stories: Regenerative Agriculture in Action

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Welcome to episode 5 of season 9:

Regenerative agriculture continues to gain prominence as a sustainable and environmentally conscious approach to farming. While it’s often associated with large-scale operations, the principles of regenerative agriculture can be successfully applied to small-scale farming, community gardens and even backyard growing. In this blog post, we’ll explore small-scale success stories, highlighting how regenerative agriculture is making a significant impact and creating positive change in local communities.

Regenerative Agriculture: A Brief Overview

Before diving into the success stories, it’s essential to understand what regenerative agriculture entails. At its core, regenerative agriculture is an approach to farming that seeks to restore and regenerate the health of ecosystems. It focuses on sustainable and holistic practices that prioritise soil health, biodiversity and carbon sequestration. Some of the key principles of regenerative agriculture include: Continue reading →

S9E4: Restoring Ecosystems

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I’m your host, Jon Moore

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Welcome to episode 4 of season 9: 

After a nearly six month hiatus, we’re back baby. Ill health – RSV then Covid then general lack of stamina, depression at the shape of the world, life interfering with the joys of podcasting and a period of great flux in my life, I’ve returned with a renewed sense of purpose. Having basically re-engineered my life to be how I’d like it, I now have more creative space to play with. I’ll stick with the seasonal structure for the show. The enforced periods of rest are something I’m scheduling into my life anyway. Rest was something very underappreciated by your narrator. I’ve learned my lesson. Continue reading →

S9 E1 Understanding the Basics: What is Regenerative Agriculture?

Welcome to the new season based ChangeUnderground Podcast. The theme, as always, is “Decarbonise the Air, Recarbonise the soil!” In this first dedicated season, I’m going back to take a deep look at the world of Regenerative Agriculture, its current state of play and where it might be heading. That being laid out, this episode, episode 1 of season 9, will cover the basics, the underlying principles and an overview of practices.

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