January 22, 2024

EP. 198 — Revolutionizing Food Systems with Oliver English

This week, Jameela is joined by filmmaker Oliver English to hear about the people and stories behind his eye-opening documentary, ‘Feeding Tomorrow’. Together they explore where our food comes from, dig into the transformative power of food in every aspect of our lives and ask why it is important to consider the quality of food when it comes to our physical and mental health. They talk about the history of modern farming and pesticides, some myths about processed foods, and what changes we can take now to make sure our food sources are sustainable. Please note this episode covers food and food systems and not food restrictions or diet culture.

 

Feeding Tomorrow is out now and you can find screenings on their website: www.feedingtomorrowfilms.com

Follow Oliver English on IG @oliver_english and Feeding Tomorrow on IG @feedingtomorrow

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Transcript

Jameela Intro Hello and welcome to another episode of I Weigh with Jameela Jamil, a podcast against shame. I would like to just give you a little heads up that today’s episode is not not intense. We are talking about the state of food, especially in the United States, but also kind of all around the world. Now, this is a subject I have become increasingly interested in, not in a kind of diet culture-y way. I’m super sensitive to the fact that God knows we don’t need to think about more reasons why we should be restrictive around food, especially those of us who’ve struggled with eating disorders. But there are also some reasonable conversations to be had about the quality of the food we have. No one’s saying that we should deny ourselves, but are there better ways to source our food? Are there better ways to prepare our food? Do we need to be a bit more mindful of processed food and foods that are cooked in restaurants? Do we need to start to kind of prepa

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