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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 #1138: Opioid Nation

2/17/2018
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Topics include how people become addicted to opioids; the extent to which that addiction governs their lives, the lives of family and friends, and their community; and whether addiction can be prevented or treated. Guest:Bradley DeHaven, Author How to

Duration:00:42:27

Show #1137: The Science of Eating What We Eat

2/10/2018
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Topics include how and why our senses, mind and environment impact our experience of food; how food alters our physiology, mood and behavior; and what the science of molecular gastronomy might offer for the future of our eating. Guest: Neuroscientist

Duration:00:41:43

Show #1136: Decolonizing the Food Chain

2/8/2018
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Topics include a look at how the food system has become colonized by very large businesses; how those businesses maintain control of the food system; and how the food system might be decolonized to allow small businesses to survive and prosper. Guests

Duration:00:42:49

Show #1135 :

1/27/2018
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Topics include a look at the times that transformed children of the greatest generation into rebellious hippies; how that rebellion led hippies to new ways of ways of eating; and how those hippie ways of eating transformed how America eats. Guest:Jonat

Duration:00:41:43

Show #1134 :

1/20/2018
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When animals joined us at the campfire those many milleniums ago, they sold their freedom for our care, provisions and protection. That transaction leads us to ask: What did we get by domesticating wild animals?

Duration:00:46:35

Show #1133: Capitalism or Socialism?

1/13/2018
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Topics include a look at how capitalism drives our global food system; why he suggests capitalism is feeding us so much trouble; and what alternatives might exist to power agriculture. Guest: Eric Holt Gimenez, author of A Foodies Guide to Capitalism,

Duration:00:45:44

Show #1132: Where's the Beef... Going?

12/19/2017
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Topics include a look at the competitive position of American beef in a market of open borders; why China is buying Montana beef, when it can buy beef for less elsewhere; and to whom will the good beef go in the future. Guests: Bryan Mussard, Presiden

Duration:00:44:43

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

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