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The Saturday Food Chain is an audience-interactive radio program. The Food Chain, which has been named the Ag/News Show of the Year by California's legislature, is hosted by Michael Olson, who--in addition to being General Manager of radio stations KSCO & KOMY--is the author of the Ben Franklin Book of the Year award-winning MetroFarm, a 576-page guide to metropolitan agriculture.

The Saturday Food Chain is an audience-interactive radio program. The Food Chain, which has been named the Ag/News Show of the Year by California's legislature, is hosted by Michael Olson, who--in addition to being General Manager of radio stations KSCO & KOMY--is the author of the Ben Franklin Book of the Year award-winning MetroFarm, a 576-page guide to metropolitan agriculture.
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Santa Cruz, CA

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The Saturday Food Chain is an audience-interactive radio program. The Food Chain, which has been named the Ag/News Show of the Year by California's legislature, is hosted by Michael Olson, who--in addition to being General Manager of radio stations KSCO & KOMY--is the author of the Ben Franklin Book of the Year award-winning MetroFarm, a 576-page guide to metropolitan agriculture.

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English

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605-562-7757


Episodes

Show #1168: Employing Worms to Turn Garbage into Gold

11/7/2018
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We live in a land of abundance. So much abundance, in fact, that we to toss about 40% of the food we produce into the garbage. And so we ask: How can we transform our garbage into gold? Guests: Rhonda Sherman, North Carolina State Extension Special

Duration:00:43:26

Show #1167: Policing the $80 billion word

10/31/2018
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Topics include how the organic industry grew from that of small, indepednent farms to an $80 billion dollar industry; how government oversees the organic industry; and how the integrity of organic is policed by independent inspectors. Guest: Laura Mur

Duration:00:41:38

Show #1166: Farming out of Homelessness

10/25/2018
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Topics include the objective of the Homeless Garden Project; the strategy and tactics employed to achieve that objective; and whether those who are homeless can be taught to farm their way out of homelessness. Guest:Anthony Reyes, Farm Manager, The Ho

Duration:00:41:45

Show #1165: Farmers of 40 More Centuries

10/18/2018
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At the beginning of the last century, former USDA Secretary of Agriculture FH King studied the agriculture of China, Korea and Japan. He then came home and wrote, Farmers of Forty Centuries, which today leads us to ask: How can we farm for forty more ce

Duration:00:43:39

Show #1164: Salt of the Earth

10/11/2018
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Topics include the essential nutrients of life; how the Old Testament portrayed salt as death, while the New Testament presented it as life; and the kinds of nutrition salt has provided the human race. Guest: Mischa Popoff, Author, Is It Organic

Duration:00:43:39

Show #1163: Doing the Right Thing, with Food

10/3/2018
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Guest: Gary Nabhan, Author, Food From the Radical Center

Duration:00:36:46

Show #1162: Eating NAFTA

9/13/2018
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For those who industrialized food on both sides of the U.S. Mexican border, the North American Free Trade Agreement was a good deal. But for those who had to eat NAFTA, we simply must ask: What did NAFTA do to our food?

Duration:00:43:23

Show #1161: Farming the Federal Government

9/7/2018
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The federal government gives farmers over $13 Billion a year. One fourth of that money goes to six thousand farmers, with one getting nearly $10 million a year. All that free money leads us to ask:

Duration:00:43:45

Show #1160: Homes of Hemp

8/23/2018
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For over twelve thousand years cannabis has been cultivated for textiles, fiber, food and, yes, for fun. Looking back to all its uses, and forward to all its potential, we ask:

Duration:00:43:45

Show #1159: City Chic...kens!

8/16/2018
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Guest: Lisa Steele, Fresh Eggs Daily dot com

Duration:00:43:39

Show #1158: Going Legit in the Cannabusiness

8/8/2018
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You have been growing illicit cannabis at a farm in the hills, or have been growing licit legumes in the valley, and have now decided to enter the legal cannabis trade. So, we ask:

Duration:00:43:40

Show #1157: Killed by Weed Killer?

7/26/2018
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Every year, the U.S. is drenched with some 200 million pounds of the weed killer glyphosate. Manufacturers say their weedkiller is safe, but 4,000 say it caused their cancer. And so we ask: Which will win the lawsuits: cancer patients or Bayer/Monsanto?

Duration:00:43:44

Show #1156 :

7/18/2018
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Bees are the canaries in the mine of our environment, and they make possible every third bite of food we eat. As goes the bee, so go we, and so we pause to ask: Are bees thriving or dying?

Duration:00:43:40

Show #1155: The Great Consolidation

7/13/2018
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Up and down the food chain, the big eat the little. So many little food companies have been eaten, only 11 big companies are now left to provide us with most of what we eat. And so we ask: Has the consolidation of food made us more or less secure?

Duration:00:43:32

Show #1153 :

6/29/2018
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Ten thousand years ago, give or take, we figured out how to feed ourselves with the milk of lactating animals. We have been drinking, eating and fighting over that milk ever since. And so we ask:

Duration:00:44:29

Show #1152: Hidden Secrets

6/22/2018
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Some say hidden spirits exist that can enable one to tell good food from bad, and all one needs for the telling is a forked stick. And so we ask: Do hidden spirits exist that can guide our way?

Duration:00:43:32

Show #1151: Competing with Pests

6/14/2018
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We build up our farms, gardens and homes to satisfy our needs, but then they sneak in and steal all our work away. Their unrelenting assault on what we believe to be ours leads us to ask.

Duration:00:40:53

Show #1150 : Trapped by History

6/8/2018
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Our young look to the future with hope, but feel trapped by a history of failure. And so we pause to ask: Can we we escape the trap of history?

Duration:00:38:22

Show #1149: Managing Pain During the Opioid Crisis

5/27/2018
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Topics include: The relationship of pain management and healing; why the United States lost control over its opioid use; and how doctors are now managing pain with and without opioids. Guests: Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Nicholas Abidi & Palliative Ca

Duration:00:44:24