The Bread Project Podcast Series

#1 Simran Sethi – Breaking Bread

In this first discussion for The Bread Project we welcome one of the world’s great eco-activists, Simran Sethi. Simran recently launched her superb book – Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Love. The book itself is a delectable voyage into our relationships with some of our most beloved and ancient foods, and it provides a sober warning as to what’s at stake with the industrialisation of the systems that now provide most of them. Here we pose the important question – can we really mass produce a staple like bread and still maintain our cultures, traditions and health?

Simran Sethi is a journalist and educator focused on food, sustainability and social change. Named the environmental “messenger” by Vanity Fair, a top 10 eco-hero of the planet by the U.K.’s Independent, and designated one of the top eight women saving the planet by Marie Claire, Simran is the author of Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Love, about the story of changes in food and agriculture told through bread, wine, chocolate, coffee and beer.

Lauded as an “environmental woman of impact” by Daily Variety, Simran was the host of the 2013-2014 PBS QUEST series on science and sustainability. She was the environmental correspondent for NBC News, which included contributions to CNBC, MSNBC, TODAY and Nightly News. Simran was also the anchor and writer of the Sundance Channel’s environmental programming The Green, and has been featured on the History Channel and National Public Radio, as well as on media in Australia, India and Italy. She was also the host of the EMMY award-winning PBS documentary A School in the Woods.

Simran is the contributing author of Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy, winner of the bronze 2008 Axiom Award for Best Business Ethics Book. She has written about sustainability for FoodTank, AlterNet, The Huffington Post, Orion, Metropolis Magazine, Mother Earth News, Oprah.com and the Guggenheim Museum.

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