Culture At A Crossroads
Agriculture is rapidly changing in Canada. The family farm is disappearing, and with the rise of more people who abstain from eating meat or drinking cow milk, the competition for food has never been more fierce.
Andrew Campbell is not only a farmer from Middlesex County (near London Ontario), he, along with his wife Jess also run Fresh Air Media. It's an organization that helps share the full story of where our food comes from. From columns to podcasts to advocacy, Andrew is a sought after keynote speaker right across North America.
His experience raising Jersey and Holstein cattle, and growing corn, soybeans, wheat, and hay coupled with his passion for storytelling makes him an excellent ambassador of the farm and a reliable and easy to understand source for consumers.
Andrew will help unpack the significance of emotion when it comes to buying food. He'll also address the common concerns raised to farmers like animal welfare and environmental impact from methane.
Plus, he'll share some insights on how farmers can better raise livestock in an environmentally-friendly way, and how they can more accurately communicate this to their communities. We'll also get Andrew's take on the updated Canada Food Guide, the importance of farms in rural Canada, and the role faith plays.
Welcome to the ninth (eleventh unofficial) episode of the podcast. Listen and access the show notes here or search for Culture At A Crossroads on Apple, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts and listen for free.
Environmental concerns have been raised not just in Agriculture, but also in the Energy, and Forestry industries.
June 21, 2018 - an assessment of how Canada is investing in Agriculture
Jan. 22, 2019 - updated Canada food guide indicating less meat and dairy needed
Nov. 30, 2019 - one way that farmers are using food waste to create renewable energy
To get more information on Andrew's business, Fresh Air Media, here is the website.