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New TV Series Explores Ireland's Food Sustainability

By Dave Simpson
New TV Series Explores Ireland's Food Sustainability

A new six-part documentary TV series called Food Matters and presented by GIY founder Michael Kelly is set to air on RTÉ One from Wednesday 29 March.


The series will examine Ireland's food sustainability and how the food system is a major contributor to the climate change emergency.

Throughout the series, travels across Ireland to meet with farmers, food producers, food experts, climate experts, chefs, economists, ecologists and activists as he digs into the complexity of the Irish food system, how it works, how it delivers and how it impacts the environment.

Food Matters is filmed at GROW HQ in Waterford and features locations nationwide during each half-hour episode.

It will air on RTÉ One and RTÉ Player at 8.30pm from Wednesday 29 March.


Statement By Kelly

Speaking about the new documentary series, Kelly said, "The food system is a major contributor to the climate emergency and the choices we make each day around food can be some of the most compelling pieces of climate action we can take in our lives. There are inspiring solutions to the problems in our food system happening right under our noses. In Food Matters, I take a journey around Ireland to explore these issues and meet the people and projects that can help to change the food system one meal at a time.

"The series aims to bring viewers into this world, demystifying the complexity of the global food chain by introducing the passionate people who are making a difference here in Ireland and helping to create a more sustainable food system for all of us."

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