New podcast: The future of farming

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In our latest podcast University researchers Dr Paul Myers and Dr Jens Thomas discuss how urban farms could provide the solution to rising food and energy prices, increasing unemployment and unhealthy, unsustainable lifestyles.

The massive system that drives modern agriculture is changing, especially for the vast majority of us who live in cities. Farm Urban is part of this shift, prompting us to think about how and, more importantly, where our food is produced.

The Liverpool business is the brainchild of two University of Liverpool postdoctoral researchers Paul Myers and Jens Thomas. With the support of academic partner Dr Iain Young, they’ve built a company that grows fresh food in brick basements and urban rooftops. Not short of ambition, their mission is to change our relationship with food and the urban environment.

Listen to their podcast by following the links below:

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About the podcast

Our podcasts are produced in collaboration with the University of Liverpool online programmes team, Hosted by Canadian journalist and producer Neil Morrison, we aim to bring listeners closer to some of our academic experts, authors and innovative thinkers who are affecting positive change in the world today.

Visit our podcast page to learn more.

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If you would like to contact our podcast with feedback or suggestions for future recordings please e-mail

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