The Food Chain
Show #979: OUR RURAL HUNGRY08/16/14
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-
Show #974: MARTHA'S PITCHFORK REBELLION
Guests: Virginia farmer Martha Boneta and Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund President Pete Kennedy
Show #973: Hope in Heritage
Given our recently won ability to re-engineer life, the future looks like an apple that will not spoil. Some, however, see hope in the past and so are planting a mother orchard of heritage apple trees.
Show #972: GMO SCIENCE VRS SCIENCE
Topics include a look at the scientific method of animal feeding studies; how some studies prove GM foods are safe to eat, while others prove GM foods cause severe stomach inflammation and cancerous tumors; and how one should decide whose science to...
Show #969: ARMING USDA
Guests: Ray Parga from Del Valle Gunsmithing
Show #967: CHINA RED ORGANICS
Guests:Patty Lovera, Ass Director, Food Water Watch
Show #966: BECOMING CHEF
Topics include the ingredients a chef must bring to the restaurant table; how these ingredients must be combined to cook up a successful restaurant; and what are the odds of a good cook becoming a successful chef? Guests: Chef Enzo Fargione, Author V
Show #958: TO CATCH THE THIEVES
Topics include the inherent vulnerabililty of farms and farmers; how some take advantage of this vulnerabililty to steal the property of others; and whether the stealing can be stopped.
Show #955: GMO FREE CHEERIOS
Topics include the extent to which the food industry is fighting the forced labeling of foods containing GMOs; why General Mills introduced Cheerios labeled as containing no GMOs; and what consumers should, and should not know, about the contents of...
Show #957: KNEADING SOME DOUGH
Topics include why Stambler began baking bread in his backyard oven; how his avocation became a vocation targeted by the food safety police; and how his fight won the right for Californians to sell homemade foods. Guest: Mark Stambler of Pagnol Boula
Show #956: THE STOMACH STUDY
Topics include why he commissioned a study when so many studies already exist; how the study was designed to be scientifcally valid; and what the study revealed about the long term consumption of GMOs on the stomachs of pigs. Guests: Howard Vlieger,
Show #954: FEEDING THE 60 MILLION
60 million people now rely on a government $150 trillion in debt (give or take) for food. This leads us to ask
Show #953: SOWING CANNABIS NORMALICA
A recreation in two states, a medicine in 20 states, and declared less-dangerous-than-booze by the former Choom Ganger now President, it appears as though Cannabis is on its way to normal. And so we ask
Show #952: OF AUTISM, ANIMAL WELFARE DR. TEMPLE GRANDIN
Weve all seen the brutal videos taken at our nations confined animal feeding operations and processing facilities. Those videos lead us to ask
Show #951: EATING DISORDERLY
Some of us eat to live. Others live to eat. The rest of us have lost control of eating. Their eating disorders lead us to ask
Show #950: SOIL, FOOD, FAITH
Some believe our yearning for real food is inextricably bound up in our spiritual desire to be fed. This thought leads us to ask
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