The Food Chain
Show #994: LIQUID STAFF OF LIFE12/14/14
Topics include a consideration of beer as the liquid staff of life; the fragmentation of the commercial beer marketplace; and how beer can best be brewed at home. Guests: Amelia Slayton Loftus, Author, Sustainable Homebrewing
Show #993: GREEN VRS GREEN ON GOLDEN RICE
Topics include whether genetically-modified golden rice is a cure for blindness for millions of malnourished people, and therefore good rice, or whether it is a biotech industry Trojan Horse designed to foist GMOs unto the farmlands of unwilling...
Show #992: THE PACIFIC PROTEIN WAR
Guests Joe Hamby, COO of the Tri Marine Group, and Adam Baske, of Sea Strong, LLC
Show #991: Our Beginning Farmers
Topics include a quick look at the rapidly aging demographic of U.S. farmers; who among the young will take it upon themselves to feed the nation; and where beginning farmers will get the resources they need to succeed.
Show #990: Government Safe Food
Guest: Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance Executive Director Judith McGeary
Show #989: Brown, Then Green
Guests: Rancher Gabe Brown, Bismark,North Dakota
Show #988: FEEDING OUR FUTURE'S BILLIONS
Topics include the divergent courses of ecological and industrial agricultures; whether government should encourage the development of one form of agriculture at the expense of the other; and which agriculture is likely to win the competition to feed...
Show #987: EATIN WORDS
Topics include how ke-tsup became ketchup; why a bird native to Mexico was named after a Muslim country in the Meditteranean; and how words are used to sell menu items. Guests:Dan Jurasky, Author of The Language of Food
Show #986: Billionaire Bill's Replica Burgers
Topics include why, to many, animal protein has become environmentally and politically incorrect; the forthcoming competition between animal protein and replica protein; and what consumers can do to shape the outcome of this competition for their food...
Show #985: THE RED DELICIOUS PARADOX
Guests: The Professor of Agriculture, Tom Burford, Author of Apples of North America
Show #984: A BILLION POUNDS OF POISON
Topics include why agriculture uses pesticides to produce food; the extent to which agriculture has come to rely on pesticides; and whether those pesticides are safe. Guests:Andre Leu, President of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture
Show #983: Farms! In San Francisco?
Topics include why San Francisco elected to encourage urban agriculture; what steps the city is taking to encourage urban farms and farmers; and what changes the city hopes to affect on its landscape and its residents. Guests: San Francisco Superviso
Show #982: OUR BILLION DOLLAR GARBAGE CAN
Guests: Kyle Olson, of Education Action Group, and Chef Jamie Smith, of Food Smith
Show #981: $304,480 PER CHILD
Topics include a look at the ever escalating cost of food; how to plan meals to a budget; and ways to get the most food value for the fewest food dollars. Guests: Lauren Greutman, Author of How to Coupon Effectively
Show #980: FARMING CALIFORNIA'S DROUGHT
Guest: Michael Marsh, Executive Director of Western United Dairyman
Show #979: OUR RURAL HUNGRY
Topics include why rural economies no longer support rural people; whether sufficient incentive exists for rural people to feed their own hunger; and why so many in rural America are so hungry. Guests: John Crabtree from the Center for Rural Affairs
Show #978: THE 10,000 MILE DIET
Topics include a look at the trends of local and distant foods; the apparent conflict between proponents of local and distant foods, and whether local or distant food is economically most efficient.
Show #977: Rural Romance
Topics include why city people move to the country; the obstacles to social intercourse they find in the country; and what they do to make their rural romances work.
Show #976: PROHIBITION!
Guest: Bryce Bauer, author of Gentlemen Bootleggers
Show #975: FARMING IN THE SKY
Topics include the unused space available on city rooftops; the technologies required to farm that valuable space; and whether farming the rooftops of big cities can be economically viable. Guests: Maggie Cheney, Director of Farms and Education, Farm-
- Santa Cruz, CA