WorldWild Podcast

 Episode 2  21st December 2018

Rediscovering Nutritional Wisdom with Fred Provenza

From the backwoods and tranquillity of rural Colorado Professor Fred Provenza meditated on the mysteries of life. After a career spanning decades studying animal behaviour, he wrote Nourishment: What Animals Can Teach Us About Rediscovering Our Nutritional Wisdom in 2018. Combining pioneering behavioural research on flavour-feedback mechanisms and an eye towards how our present food systems disconnect us from body and land.

 

We delve into how Nourishment came about, listening to your body, industrial food as hijacker, regenerative agriculture, cultural paradigms and shifts in perception...

 

 

'Returning to biological complexity from mechanical simplicity'

- Fred Provenza, episode 2

 

About Fred Provenza

Fred Provenza is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Wildland Resources at Utah State University and one of the founders of BEHAVE (Behavioural Education for Human, Animal, Vegetation and Ecosystem Management), an international network of scientists and land mangers from five continents. Whilst undertaking his studies in the 1970s he worked on a ranch with his wife Sue and soon became ranch manager, a role he kept for seven years. He is the author of three books, most recently; Nourishment: What Animals Can Teach Us About Rediscovering Our Nutritional Wisdom, published by Chelsea Green in 2018. He has published pioneering behavioural work on the link between soil, plants, herbivores, and ourselves.

 

 

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Through people who know their landscapes intimately, we gather the threads to weave a rich tapestry. Piece by piece the vision of a wilder world comes into view. The wild embrace of nature welcomes us back and offers us a seat at the table. A feast, no less!

 

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