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The First Sixteen Podcast

The First Sixteen is Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s new podcast series that explores the freshest ideas in agriculture and food. Each episode explores a single topic in depth—digging deep into new practices, innovative ideas, and their impacts on the industry. Learn about Canada’s agricultural sector from the people making the breakthroughs and knocking down the barriers! Farmers and foodies, scientists and leaders, and anyone with an eye on the future of the sector—this podcast is for you! New episodes every two weeks.

Episode 001 - Farmers, innovators and how good ideas spread

Interview with Julie Dawson, a beef specialist at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and a sixth generation farmer. Listen in on this fascinating discussion about how much farming has and is changing, and how fast.

Episode 002 - Rapid response: Feeding Canadians during the pandemic

Listen in as we shed light on an innovative and nimble collaboration that is addressing food insecurity during the pandemic.

Episode 003 - The science of reconciliation: Bridging Indigenous knowledge with agricultural science

In discussion with two agents of change in the world of agricultural science, we explore a new and brilliant way forward.

Episode 004 - RADARSAT Constellation Mission: Agriculture from space

Learn about the RADARSAT Constellation Mission, the type of data that flows from it, its applications in agriculture and how it is used by environmental stewards to work with farmers.

Episode 005 - Saving nutrients with novel science

Christopher Garnham and his team at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada have discovered something very small that could have big impacts in the food and feed industry.

Scientist looking through microscope

Episode 006 - The next generation: Who is going to produce your food tomorrow?

Meet the next generation of Canadians working in agriculture and agri-food sector. Jerry Bos, a young dairy farmer and co-chair of the Canadian Agricultural Youth Council, shares his vision for the future. Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau tells us why it’s important to have young farmers like Jerry and the other members of the council at the decision-making table.

Episode 007 - The opportunity of food waste

Is food waste really an opportunity? Denise Philippe of the National Zero Waste Council believes so. Listen to this discussion where she outlines gaps in our food system and shows us where opportunities exist. As well, learn about the new Food Waste Reduction Challenge.

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