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Rootstock Radio: What Industrial Agriculture Can’t Accomplish

Dr. John Ikerd, Professor Emeritus of Agriculture and Applied Economics at the University of Missouri, grew up on a small dairy farm in the southwestern part of Missouri. John is the author of 6 books and the 2014 regional report called “Family Farms of North America” which was published by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) …

June 19th, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio, Sustainability


Rootstock Radio: Propagating 100 Episodes! (And a Healthy Planet)

Download Centennial celebrations are on the airwaves at Rootstock Radio, and you heard it here first. That’s right, this week’s show marks 2 years and 100 episodes of amplifying honest, inspirational, and compassionate voices from all corners of the good food movement. Hosts Theresa Marquez and Anne O’Connor honor the occasion by sitting down together to …

June 13th, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: Finance Meets Food—Bringing Our Money Back to Earth

Download Woody Tasch, founder and chairman of the Slow Money Institute and author of the book Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered, was named one of “25 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World” by Utne Reader in 2010, and is an experienced venture capital investor and …

June 9th, 2017  |  Published in Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio, Sustainability


Rootstock Radio: Preserving the ‘Element of Deliciousness’

Download How many different species do you think provide 95% of the world’s calories? Take a wild guess. Simran Sethi, a journalist and educator focused on food, sustainability and social change, has the answer to this question and it might shock you. (But we’re not going to tell – you’ll have to listen to find …

June 7th, 2017  |  Published in Food & Ag Issues, In the Kitchen, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: Paul DeMain Interview Transcript, Part 1

Interview with Paul DeMain, Part 1 Air date: May 29, 2017 Listen to the episode here. Welcome to Rootstock Radio. Join us as host Theresa Marquez talks to leaders from the Good Food movement about food, farming, and our global future. Rootstock Radio—propagating a healthy planet. Now, here’s host Theresa Marquez. THERESA MARQUEZ: Hello, and …

June 5th, 2017  |  Published in Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: Indigenous Food Sovereignty & Activism, DAPL, Fracking & More

Listen to Part 1:  Download Part 1 Listen to Part 2:  Download Part 2 Paul DeMain is a member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and of Ojibwe descent. He is part of the Bear Clan and currently lives on the Lac Course Oreilles Ojibwe Reservation in Wisconsin where he is the managing editor and …

June 5th, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio, Sustainability


Rootstock Radio: Urban Farming that Transforms Lives

Download This week on Rootstock Radio, we speak with Harry Rhodes, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Growing Home. Growing Home is a Chicago-based organization whose primary mission, in Harry’s own words, is to “transform lives—both individual lives and the community—through urban farming.” This transformation is accomplished through a transitional jobs program that employs over 50 …

May 29th, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Organic Farming, Organic Gardening, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: Perennial Crops – A New Solution for Sustainable Agriculture

Download This week on Rootstock Radio, we hear from Fred Iutzi, president of The Land Institute, about the importance of developing perennial food crops. The Land Institute seeks to develop agriculture that will be sustainable for years and generations to come, focusing on the cultivation of perennial crops and polyculture cropping systems. To this end, The …

May 24th, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio, Sustainability


Rootstock Radio: Changing the Narrative in Food and Farming

Download Karen Washington is an urban farmer and activist, as well as the founder of Rise and Root Farm, a cooperatively run farm in Orange County, NY. Karen co-founded Black Urban Growers and was a 2014 James Beard Leadership Award recipient, in addition to being called “urban farming’s grand dame” by the New York Times …

May 9th, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: Antibiotics & Livestock: What You Need To Know

Download Lena Brook is a Food Policy Advocate with the Natural Resources Defense Council’s (NRDC) Food and Agriculture Program. Lena uses her background in advocacy and communications to influence decision makers of all kinds—from elected officials to parents and doctors—to fight the overuse of antibiotics in agriculture and the resulting problem of antibiotics resistance. “We …

May 8th, 2017  |  Published in Food & Ag Issues, Health & Wellness, Rootstock Radio


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There is a dire need for honest—yet personable—education amidst the rampant apathy, ignorance and worse, denial about the true state of food and farming in our country today. As we face the plethora of rubber-stamped GMO releases, we need to amplify the hard truth with compassionate and honest voices, balancing the doom-and-gloom with solutions for contributing to a sustainable future.