CTP #023 - Jackie Turner (Bananageddon) by Ryan Ferris

Jackie Turner is the team leader for an upcoming documentary called Bananageddon about the impeding commercial extinction of the Cavendish Banana. 

We delve into the origins of the Banana, the global influence of "Big Banana" - companies like Chiquita and Dole, the potentially catastrophic economic impact of the loss of the Cavendish, Monoculture vs alternative agricultural systems, potassium, different banana varieties, what those certification stickers on bananas actually mean and how much longer we might still enjoy the Cavendish. 


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Discussed in the Podcast:

Lord Cavendish
Panama Disease
Date Banana
Earth University
The Third Plate by Dan Barber
Cultivating and Ecological Conscience
Greenwave Seaweed Farming

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Recorded in Christchurch, New Zealand

CTP #022 - J.M.R (The Summit Summit) by Ryan Ferris

This episode is called the Summit Summit as it was recorded during the North Korea peace summit in Singapore.

This is the first of an experimental bi-weekly conversational podcast in which James, Michael and I have contemporaneous yarns about what's happening in the world, new things we've read/learned and just have a general hang. 

Episode download here; listen on youtube or simply search Cosmic Tortoise in any podcast app. 

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CTP #021 - Andres Gomez Emilsson (Consciousness and Qualia Realism) by Ryan Ferris

Andres Gomez Emilsson is a consciousness researcher and data science engineer with a Master's in computational psychology from Stanford University. 

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