Sustainable Dish Podcast

On this episode of the podcast, I am joined by Storm Baynes-Ryan, a New Zealand farmer and mother of four. 

Like many countries around the world, New Zealand has proposed short-sided government policies with the intent of decreasing emissions. And like other similar global policies, the science backing these policies is flawed and does not account for the impact it will have on farmers and rural communities. What is likely to happen is an increase in micronutrient deficiencies once meat is no longer available or affordable and the destruction of the rural way of life.

What is often overlooked in these policy debates are the personal stories of farmers experiencing this firsthand. This short but impactful episode will give some insight into how New Zealand farmers are dealing with the new government policies. 


Episode Credits:

Thank you to all who’ve made this show possible. Our hosts are Diana Rodgers and James Connelly. Our producer is Emily Soape. And, of course, we are grateful for our sponsors, Patreon supporters, and listeners.

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For the month of February, I am running a free community blood sugar challenge. You’ll learn how to use a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) to guide your food choices, plus a free ebook and access to live Zoom calls.

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And if you are listening to this after our challenge has ended, you can still get access to my blood sugar challenge ebook and the recorded Zoom calls, plus the special offer from Levels. 

Episode resources and transcripts are available at

Direct download: Episode_234_Storm_Baynes_Ryan_-_Full_Episode.mp3
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