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Location:

Santa Cruz, CA

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Contact:

605-562-7757


Episodes

Show #1119: Political Food Activism

9/16/2017
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Topic include why some believe free market forces have been insufficient to provide for a healthy food chain; how political activism has emerged to force needed change; and whether this activism can actually bring social justice to food. Guest: Julie G

Duration: 00:45:18


Show #1118: Organic Hydroponics?

9/2/2017
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It would be much easier, and a lot cleaner, to grow organic food in water. And those clamoring to grow organic food in water lead us to ask: Should foods grown in water be allowed the organic label?

Duration: 00:43:45


Show #1117: Break Up The FDA?

8/26/2017
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Guest: Dr. Renee Dufault, Former FDA Inspector, Author of Unsafe At Any Meal

Duration: 00:43:45


Show #1116: Whither the FDA?

8/26/2017
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Topics include how the FDA protects bad things in good food; what impact bad things can have on the human body; and what can be done to protect against bad things in good food. Guest: Dr. Renee Dufault, Former FDA Inspector, Author of Unsafe At Any Mea

Duration: 00:43:44


Show #1115: Down for the Sperm Count

8/12/2017
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Topics include the sperm counts revealed by the Mindlis co-authored study; why men in developed nations lost sperm, while men in developing nations lost none; and the possible consequences of men losing their sperm.

Duration: 00:43:37


Show #1114: Buy or Boycott

8/5/2017
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Guest: Open Mic

Duration: 00:43:35


Show #1113: A Scream for Ice Cream

7/29/2017
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Guest: Amy Ettinger, Author, Sweet Spot: An Ice Cream Binge Across America

Duration: 00:43:47


Show #1112: Getting Down to Cannabusiness

7/22/2017
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Topics include how cannabis business money works; what pharmaceutical uses are emerging; and how cannabusiness and politics mix. Guests: Les Isralow, Cannabis Media Producer; Steve Leavy, MedMen

Duration: 00:43:12


Show #1111: US Army Attacks US Farmer

7/15/2017
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Topics include why Farmer John was fined $2.8 million for plowing his field; what kinds of rules, and rule-makers, govern how farmers may farm; and whether farmers can grow our food under such diligent government oversight. Guest: Anthony Francois, S

Duration: 00:44:47


Show #1110: Stories from the Farm

7/8/2017
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Topic include the lessons learned on the farm that help us take care of ourselves and each other. Guests: Open Mic

Duration: 00:45:45


Show #1109: Of Pink Slime & Fake News

7/1/2017
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Topics include the defining of textured beef; how the reporting of ABC News helped turn textured beef into pink slime; and how Beef Products Inc. forced ABC News to settle a $1.9 billion slander lawsuit out of court. Guests: Dan Gainor, VP Media Resea

Duration: 00:43:46


Show #1108: Taking Dominion of the Animals

6/24/2017
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Topics include how humans think; how animals think; and how humans can work animals by thinking like animals. Guest: Dr. Temple Grandin, Professor of Animal Science, Colorado State University

Duration: 00:43:47


Show #1108: Taking Dominion of the Animals

6/24/2017
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Topics include how humans think; how animals think; and how humans can work animals by thinking like animals. Guest: Dr. Temple Grandin, Professor of Animal Science, Colorado State University

Duration: 00:43:47


Show #1107: Bad Food / Good Attorney

6/23/2017
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Guest: Bill Marler, Attorney, Marler Clark LLP

Duration: 00:43:43


Show #1106: BIOLOGY OR CHEMISTRY

6/10/2017
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Topics include how industrialization changed how farmers use soil to grow food; what the consequences are of that change; and speculation as to which is best to eat, foods grown with biology or foods grown with chemistry? Guests: Biologist Anne Bikle

Duration: 00:44:43


Show #1105: Food for Moods

6/3/2017
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Why we, as a people, are becoming so emotionally challenged; ways we try to manage our emotions; and whether food can enable us to manage our moods. Guest: Dr. Frieda Birndbaum, Research Pychologist, Author, Life Begins at 60

Duration: 00:43:45


Show # 1104 : Strawberry Fields Forever

5/27/2017
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Topics include why strawberry farming has come to rely on sterile soil and pesticides; what possibilities may be seen with biological soils; and whether strawberries, and other crops, can be mass-produced without pesticides. Guests:University of Calif

Duration: 00:44:33


Show #1103: The Fake Meat of Silicon Valley

5/20/2017
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Topics include the technology of producing fake meats; the financial opportunities seen in the fake meat industry, and speculation as to whether fake meat will grow into a real meat industry. Guests: San Francisco Chronicle Staff Writers Tara Duggan

Duration: 00:44:39


Show #1102: Invasion of the Invasives

5/13/2017
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Topics include what makes a species an invasive species; how invasive species invade and conquer, and by what means invasive species may be eliminated. Guests: Heath Packard, Director of Communications, Island Conservation

Duration: 00:43:38


Show #1101: Wolves to the Heal

5/6/2017
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Topics include how Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is spreading throughout the West; why wolves might prove to be the best way to control the spread of CWD; and whether wolves should be freed to eat the weak. Guests: Marc Cooke, President of Wolves of t

Duration: 00:43:41

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