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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 #1231: Abating the Mosquito

5/27/2020
There are frightening critters in the world: mama grizzlies, great white sharks, rampaging elephants. But none are more devastating than the one that kills 750,000 of us every year, and it leads us to ask:

Duration:00:47:38

Show #1230: Drinking Up China

5/19/2020
It is said that when one is in Rome, one should do as the Romans do. The same could be said for what one should do when in China. And that leads us to ask: What can one learn by getting drunk in China?

Duration:00:43:18

Show #1229:

5/6/2020
I went shopping for some hope to plant in the garden, only to find that my favorite garden shop was closed by the pandemic panic for being non-essential. And so I ask:

Duration:00:46:32

Show #1228:Coronavirus on the Food Supply Chain

4/28/2020
We see the empty shelves at the grocer, and watch as farmers dump milk, crush eggs and plow their crops under. Then we look to the future and ask: Will agriculture survive the coronavirus?

Duration:00:47:40

Show #1128: Coronavirus on the Food Supply Chain

4/28/2020
We see the empty shelves at the grocer, and watch as farmers dump milk, crush eggs and plow their crops under. Then we look to the future and ask: Will agriculture survive the coronavirus?

Duration:00:47:40

Show #1227: Hemp's High Hurdle

4/21/2020
Some say the next cannabis gold rush will come from the THC-free plant called hemp. But there is one significant hurdle for hemp, and it leads us to ask:

Duration:00:47:40

Show #1226: Identifying the Owners of Covid19

4/15/2020
As the Covid19 coronavirus continues to eat its way around the world, we wonder:

Duration:00:47:43

Show #1225: Avoiding the Contagion!

4/5/2020
What’s eating what? The contagion of the made-in-China cornona virus is eating us– the world-wide us! And that leads us to ask:

Duration:00:47:39

Show #1224: Salmon: The Fish We Love to Eat

4/2/2020
In 1864, Scotsman Alexander Russel wrote, “The salmon is the free gift of nature, its importance as an article of food has been undervalued or overlooked.” That thought leads us to ask:

Duration:00:47:38

Show #1223: Moms Against Bad Food

3/28/2020
Though we all want good food, nobody wants good food more than the mothers of America. And so we ask:

Duration:00:47:28

Show #1223:Moms Against Bad Food!

3/24/2020
Though we all want good food, nobody wants good food more than the mothers of America. And so we ask:

Duration:00:47:34

Show #1222: The Like Cures Like of Homeopathy

3/18/2020
It was a very simple solution to very complex problems. Then a very complex solution came along and pushed the simple solution off the shelf. Even so, we pause to ask: Can homeopathy cure the Made-in-China corona virus?

Duration:00:47:37

Show #1221: Phage: Return of the Perfect Predator

3/11/2020
Antibiotics proved to be too much of a good thing, so we used them too much and too often. Bacteria learned how to recognize them and became resistant superbugs. Now we are in a fix that leads us to ask:

Duration:00:47:28

Show #1220: Resisting the Body Threats

3/6/2020
Though the United States has become one of the cleanest countries in the world, we are being threatened by toxins every day and in every possible way. And so we pause to ask: How can we resist the body threat of toxicity?

Duration:00:47:26

Show #1219: Eating Up to a Big Brain!

2/28/2020
We weren’t always as smart as we think we are today. Way back when, a million years or so ago, we were not even smart enough to come in out of the cold! And so today we pause to ask: What did we eat back then that made us so smart today?

Duration:00:47:29

Show #1218: Curing Climate Change

2/19/2020
Some say it is the most serious existential threat humans have ever had to confront, and that if we do not do something about it, we will lose the life-support systems of our planet. And so we pause to ask:

Duration:00:47:49

Show #1217: Cheap Food Isn't!

2/6/2020
Some say industrialization has made food cheap. But others say the nutrients essential to health are disappering from food, and therefore the food is not cheap at all. They lead us to ask: How cheap is cheap food?

Duration:00:47:27

Show #1216: Open the Gates!

1/30/2020
The Hollister Ranch has been a privately-owned sheep ranch since 1794, but it has some of the best surf breaks in California. And so we ask: Should government force private property to open its gates?

Duration:00:47:51

Show #1215: Intoxicated In Utero!

1/21/2020
The number of children who were intoxicated in utero is frightening, but what is really frightening are the stories told by those who care for them. And so we ask…

Duration:00:47:26

Show #1214: Sustained Control– of food

1/8/2020
There are many definitions for what is “sustainable,” and most all of them would seem to be good. But what if the one that really counts is “sustained control.” That definition would lead us to ask: Who would want to sustain con

Duration:00:48:49