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The Food Chain - What's Eating What Radio

Agriculture

The Food Chain is an audience-interactive newstalk radio program that airs live on Saturdays from 9am to 10am Pacific time. The Food Chain, which has been named the Ag/News Show of the Year by California's legislature, is hosted by Michael Olson, author of the Ben Franklin Book of the Year award-winning MetroFarm, a 576-page guide to metropolitan agriculture.

The Food Chain is an audience-interactive newstalk radio program that airs live on Saturdays from 9am to 10am Pacific time. The Food Chain, which has been named the Ag/News Show of the Year by California's legislature, is hosted by Michael Olson, author of the Ben Franklin Book of the Year award-winning MetroFarm, a 576-page guide to metropolitan agriculture.

Location:

Santa Cruz, CA

Description:

The Food Chain is an audience-interactive newstalk radio program that airs live on Saturdays from 9am to 10am Pacific time. The Food Chain, which has been named the Ag/News Show of the Year by California's legislature, is hosted by Michael Olson, author of the Ben Franklin Book of the Year award-winning MetroFarm, a 576-page guide to metropolitan agriculture.

Language:

English

Contact:

605-562-7757


Episodes

Show #1269 :Eating in the State of Jefferson

4/9/2021
There is a place in the United States that is still governed by the principal of individual responsibility. And so we ask:

Show #1268: Fighting for Food Freedom

3/31/2021
Some say there is no need for government to stand between neighbors who want to buy and sell each other?s food. And so we ask:

Show #1267: In Search of Mushroom Mycotopia

3/19/2021
They are here, they are there, they are everywhere. Some are delicious, though others are quite deadly. That they are said to essential to life on earth as we know it leads us to ask:

Show #: Mushroom Mycotopia

3/9/2021
They?re here, they?re there, they?re most everywhere. Some are delicious, though others are quite deadly. That they are said to essential to life as we know it leads us to ask: Topics include the part mushrooms play in the natural world; why they are

Show #: Hooked on the Wrong Food

3/5/2021
Remember that New Year?s resolution? Yes, the one about losing weight. Well, may as well forget about it because we?re hooked on the wrong food! And that leads us to ask: How did they get us hooked on the wrong food?

Show #1265: Cooking Up the Pure Food Act

3/5/2021
The food was most always pretty wholesome, until we left the farm and moved into the city. Then, just like that, corn syrup mixed with red dye and a few hayseeds became strawberry jam. That bit of history leads us to ask: How did they make food safe to

Show #1265: Cooking Up The Pure Food Act

3/5/2021
The food was most always pretty wholesome, until we left the farm and moved into the city. Then, just like that, corn syrup mixed with red dye and a few hayseeds became strawberry jam. That bit of history leads us to ask:

Show #1264: The Big Business of Botanicals

2/17/2021
What is in plants is now reduced to a powder, put into a pill or potion, and sold for $150 billion dollars, give or take! That leads us to ask:

Show #1263: Wildlfie Apocalypse

2/10/2021
Insect populations in the United States have declined by 65 percent in the past 50 years. Researchers who study insects call it, ?The Insect Apocalypse.? What is being seen in this apocalypse leads us to ask: Can people live without wildlfe?

Show #1262: America's Oligarchs of Trash

2/1/2021
At the end of the food chain there is trash, and lots of it. All that trash waiting to be dumped leads us to ask:

Duration:00:49:34

Show #1261 : The Politics of Animal Welfare

1/28/2021
A lot can happen in the first 100 days of a new President?s administration. And that leads us to ask:

Duration:00:49:35

Show #1260: Offshoring America's Organic Food

1/19/2021
Thirty years ago Congress passed the Organic Foods Production Act thereby safeguarding organic farming. Today an estimated 80% of America?s organic food is grown elsewhere. And so we wonder: Did America deliberately offshore its organic foods?

Duration:00:49:52

Show #1259: The Winter-Feeding of Hungry Animals

1/12/2021
You would think the site of hungry wildlife huddled together in the freezing cold of a blizzard would stir those who love wildlife to want to feed them. But that is not so for the elk of Jackson Hole. This leads us to ask: Should government stop winter-

Duration:00:49:36

Show #1258: Toddlers' Sugar Formula

1/4/2021
The problem with babies is that they become toddlers. Every time that happens, those who manufacture baby formula lose a customer. How do the manufacturers compensate for the loss? They manufacture toddler formula! Their toddler milks leads us to ask:

Duration:00:49:25

Show #1257: America's Big Beef

12/22/2020
The label says, Product of the USA, but the rules say i could be a product of China and still be labeled Product of the USA. This leads us to ask: How much truth is in the advertising of food?

Duration:00:50:35

Show #1257: America's Big Beef

12/21/2020
The label says, Product of the USA, but the rules say it really does not need be. The rules say it could be a product of China and still be labeled Product of the USA. This leads us to ask: How much truth is in the advertising of food?

Duration:00:50:35

Show #1257: America's Big Beef

12/16/2020
Guest: Bill Bullard, CEO, R-CALF USA

Duration:00:50:35

Show #1256: Ford's Plants V. Rockeffer's Petroleum

12/10/2020
Once upon a time we fueled our engines the with energy we grew on farms. But then along came Prohibition and we have been fueling our engines with petroleum ever since. This leads us to ask:

Duration:00:48:59

Show #1255: CONSOLIDATION OF THE FOOD CHAIN

12/5/2020
It is a fact! Agriculture, like most all industries, is growing in two directions: very big or very small. This leads us to ask: Which provides for the greatest security: many small farms or few big farms?

Duration:00:49:37

Show #1254: CLEAN ENERGY FROM GREENHOUSE GAS

11/19/2020
If we were as clever as a green plant, we could turn that dirty greenhouse gas Carbon Dioxide into clean energy and fresh air! That thought leads us to ask: Can we make clean energy from greenhouse gas?

Duration:00:50:34