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Food Matters

“Food Matters” is a new six-part TV series for RTÉ produced by InProduction TV & Scéal Creative Ltd. and presented by Mick Kelly, Founder of GIY.

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Food Matters

“Food Matters” is a six part documentary series exploring food sustainability in Ireland. The food system is a major contributor to the climate emergency but the choices we make each day about food can be some of the most useful pieces of climate action we can take personally.

Fortunately, there are inspiring solutions to the problems in our food system happening here in Ireland. Mick Kelly travels around Ireland to explore food sustainability and meet the people and projects that are helping to change the food system one meal at a time.

Building on the impact of the RTÉ series ‘GROW COOK EAT’ (now on Amazon Prime with over 12 million views), the new series explores and demystifies the complexity of the global food chain and introduces the passionate people who are making a difference in Ireland.

About the Host

Mick Kelly

Mick is the founder of GIY, a social entrepreneur, author, TV presenter and hacker grower. He worked in the IT industry for 10 years before starting GIY in 2008 after a chance encounter with a pesky bulb of Chinese garlic in a supermarket. In the time since he’s most proud of working with an amazing team of changemakers to build GIY in to a leading social enterprise, and build a home for the movement at GROW HQ in Waterford.

He co-presented/produced 3 series of Grow Cook Eat for RTE which is now watched around the world on Amazon Prime. He is an Ashoka Fellow, a member of The Irish Food Writers Guild and a board member at ChangeX. He has written 4 books and columns on food for The Irish Times, The Irish Independent and Food & Wine Magazine. He was the 2017 Local Food Hero in the Food & Wine Awards.

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Food Matters Contributors include: Regina Sexton, John Gibbons, Anja Murray, Padraig Fogarty, Jim Power, Rory O’Connell, Mairtin Mac Ionamaire, James Foley, Jordan Bailey, Dr Steve Collins, Pat Lalor, Andrea Gilligan and Conor Pope.

The journey took us to Cork Rooftop Farm, Aimsir, Cloughjordan Community Farm, Neighbourfood, Coolydoody Farm, Wicklow Wolf; Kilbeggan Oats and more.

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