As we stand at a crossroads crowded with interconnected issues for our planet’s future – climate change, energy, soil, water, natural disasters – farming sits at the heart of them all. In Why You Should Give a F*ck About Farming, Gabrielle Chan lays out how our nation, its leaders and eaters must find new ways to work and live on our precious land. Anika Molesworth’s Our Sunburnt Country charts a way forward for practical and sustainable farming – if only we find the courage to take it.
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Gabrielle Chan is a journalist for more than 30 years. Currently writing for Guardian Australia, she has previously worked at The Australian, ABC radio, The Daily Telegraph, in local newspapers and politics. Her first book, Rusted Off: Why Country Australia is Fed Up, looked at the current state of our rural political representation, the gap between city and country and how to bridge it. Her new book is Why You Should Give a F*ck About Farming.
Anika Molesworth is a passionate advocate for sustainable farming, environmental conservation and climate change action. Hailing from a sheep station near Broken Hill, Anika is an agroecologist with a Masters of Sustainable Agriculture, and a PhD in Agricultural Science. She has been working in international agricultural development for the past six years. Anika is a founding director of Farmers for Climate Action, she writes frequently on her own website Climate Wise Agriculture and is a prominent youth voice in rural Australia with the Youth Voices Leadership Team.
Natasha Mitchell is a multi-award winning ABC journalist, presenter, podcaster and documentary maker. She has hosted some of ABC RN’s most popular programs, including All in the Mind, Life Matters and currently presents Science Friction.