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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.

Language:

English

Contact:

605-562-7757


Episodes

Show #1131: Chewing Our Way to Today

12/9/2017
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Topics include a look at the conditions that gave rise to hominid teeth; how those teeth enabled hominids to become humans adapted to the variability of the world; and how that evolution is speeding up into modern times.

Duration: 00:45:31


Show #1130: California's Green Gold Rush IV: Consequences

12/2/2017
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Guest: Fred Krissman, Research Associate, Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research, Emerald Triangle

Duration: 00:43:51


Show #1129: Monsanto's Settling of Science

11/28/2017
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Topics include how Monsanto settled the science on the safety of its weed-killer glyphosate; why some dispute the settling of that science; and whether consumers should believe that the science of glyphosate has been settled. Guest:Carey Gillam, Autho

Duration: 00:45:49


Show #1128: California's Green Gold Rush III: Farming Legal Cannabis

11/18/2017
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Guest: Jeff Brothers, CEO, Harborside Farms

Duration: 00:53:52


Show #1127: California's Green -Gold Rush II; The Money

11/11/2017
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Cannabis is projected to generate so much money for California its treasurer is asking for a fleet of armored cars to pick it up and take it to Sacramento. And so we ask: Where is the money in the legalization of cannabis?

Duration: 00:44:45


Show #1126: California's Green-Gold Rush: Part I The Rules

11/4/2017
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Guests: Loretta Moreno, Santa Cruz County Cannabis Licensing, Maximillian Mikalonis, Legislative Advocate, K Street Consulting, and Dave Potter, former Supervisor, Monterey County

Duration: 00:43:40


Show #1125: Local Liquor

10/29/2017
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The liquor industry, like most all industries, is growing in opposite directions: very big and very small. And so we ask: Can local distillers successfully compete in a marketplace dominated by multinational distillers?

Duration: 00:43:45


Show #1124: The Big Bucks of Bottle Water

10/21/2017
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Topics include why the bottle water industry has grown so big, so fast; how industry participants have gained control of the sources of clean water; and why the public is paid so little for the water it pays so much for in plastic bottles. Guests: Sto

Duration: 00:43:44


Show #1123: Kellogg's Breakfast of Politics

10/14/2017
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Guest: Journalist Warner Todd Huston

Duration: 00:43:49


Show #1122: Eyewitness Venezuela

10/7/2017
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Venezuela has the largest proven oil reserves on earth, yet we read of its citizens eating zoo animals and using animal drugs to treat themselves. And so we ask: Why did Venezuela run out of money?

Duration: 00:43:42


Show #1121: Deliberate Bureaucratic Terrorism?

9/30/2017
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Topics include how USDA subjected family food businesses to non-existent regulations; how non-existent regulations were used to find fault with, and even terminate, family food businesses; and speculation as to why USDA conducted this campaign of bureau

Duration: 00:44:48


Show #1120:

9/23/2017
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Topics include the difference between real food and fake food; the extent to which food fraud exists in the commercial marketplace; and how to know whether food is real or fake. Guest: Larry Olmsted, Author of Real Food Fake Food

Duration: 00:53:48


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

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