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Podcast 0173 GM Organic...

By Heather 11 years ago

Podcast 0173
The hunt for 2009 vintage frogspawn tops and tails the show and Monty contributes a quick Montycast, but the main feature is a proposal for accepting Genetically Modified crops in a most unlikely setting.

This week's guest is Nuffield Scholar Nicky Cannon:
Nicky Cannon completed her PhD in improving systems of growing wheat under organic conditions and after a short spell working in conventional crop research went back to the organic sector on an EU food links project helping farmers in East Anglia convert to organic production methods. Nicky is currently a lecturer in Crop Sciences at the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester and also involved in organic crop research projects. For the last 5 years she has also been advising Defra through the Advisory Committee on Organic Standards (ACOS) Certification Committee on organic certification in the UK. She is a Nuffield Scholar and looked into sustainability in the organic and conventional agriculture sectors. Nicky is married to Adrian who for many years was a conventional farm manager and now lives in Dorset with their 3 children.

Your feedback most welcome....

Please note this is the end of series two of our podcasts - we're just getting our catalogue to bed, so we'll be back in a couple of weeks. Enjoy the Wiggly rest!

Wiggly Podcast 171 is LONG!

By Heather 11 years ago

They are usually pretty cheery but here's the blurb for this week's show!
"It's the longest Wiggly Podcast so far and everyone is feeling gloomy. Richard and Farmer Phil re-convene to follow up their discussion of banned pesticides, but another row starts to brew, so Heather demands that it be faded out. There's plenty of feedback from Podchef, but he's not taking sides. The cow crisis is deeper and more complicated than thought, Richard's cockerel has been goosed to dead and his dog has gone deaf, Toast has a terrible itch, another prize cow has died and someone has forgotten to plant their garlic.
At least Monty has a cheerful Montycast."
Never mind here is one of our our latest reviews on iTunes:
5 stars - A Breath of Fresh Air by Belsfurry.Of all the podcasts I subscribe to yours is the one that I just can't wait to download each week. I Love it, though my husband (who has only listened to it once) thinks its a bit crazy. Its a great mixture of fun, information and practical tips brought to you by a great bunch of people who are passionate about the environment and the planet we live on. Keep up the good work Heather and the team - you are a breath of fresh air!
Thanks Belsfurry

We're OK in California AND Texas

By Heather 11 years ago

Podcasting reaches the parts other Wigglyness simply cant reach!
The Wiggly Podcast has listeners all over the World and of course they have their own iTunes stores where reviews are posted.Here are the latest from the US Store - thanks to KK and Texas Dave:
KK from CaliforniaWiggly Wigglers Rock! 5 starsI have just discovered your podcast and website. What an absolutely brilliant (to use Heather's word) and creative way to send out some of the most interesting, helpful and ecological information. I have grown very fond of all of you and I feel that I am right there in your living room and traipsing your farm. How truly glad I am to have found you and so thankful that you have followed some wiggly dream and vision to share with us all. Bravo! Karel Hendee
Texas DaveWho thought gardening could be this fun! 5 startsI'm not sure how I found this podcast but, it is now one of my favourites! The characters that the show has developed are fun and consistant. The content is always fresh and a true treat each week. If you know someone just getting starting in podcasting or, who loves nature, gardening and comedy, pass this podcast along. Each week I feel like I'm on the sofa with the gang. And yes, Farmer Phil has a fan in Texas! Cheers from Dave near Dallas TX.
Tune in on iTunes or pop here me dear!

Wiggly Podcast 170 - Cow Crisis

By Heather 11 years ago

The promised article on pesticides is held over as Farmer Phil battles a mystery illness which has attacked his herd of cows.The promised article on pesticides is held over as Farmer Phil battles a mystery illness which has attacked his herd of cows.You can listen to it here