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Rootstock Radio: Food that Heals and Empowers

Download In 2007, entrepreneur, chef and activist Cathryn Couch founded the Ceres Community Project, a non-profit organization that delivers free, nutritious, prepared meals to individuals dealing with serious illness. What’s especially unique about the organization is that it engages youth volunteers ages 14-19 in growing the ingredients and preparing the food. Cathryn has received many awards …

September 12th, 2017  |  Published in Health & Wellness, In the Kitchen, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: Wanted: Regenerative, Renewing, Resilient Agriculture

Download Fred Kirschenmann is a Distinguished Fellow at the Leopold Center, and the president of Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in Pocantico Hills, New York. He is a man of many talents, accustomed to wearing many hats: Iowa State University professor, TEDx speaker, farmer at his family’s 1,800-acre certified organic farm in south …

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


Rootstock Radio: We Can Reverse Climate Change (And We Must Start Now)

Download Nancy Hirshberg is founder and Chief Catalyst at the sustainability consulting firm Hirshberg Strategic, and co-founder of Climate Collaborative, an organization working to leverage the power of the natural products industry to reverse climate change. Nancy has worked at the intersection of food, business and the environment for over 25 years, notably leading the …

August 29th, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio, Sustainability


Rootstock Radio: Secrets from Chef Monique Hooker’s Kitchen

Download Culinary pioneer Monique Jamet Hooker is a chef, teacher, and author with a lifelong enthusiasm for food and travel. Born on a small farm in Brittany, France, to a family of modest means, Monique trained as a professional chef in Europe before moving to the United States in the 1960s—bringing her heritage in French …

August 22nd, 2017  |  Published in Family, Featured Post, In the Kitchen, Rootstock Radio, Sustainable Living


Rootstock Radio: Pesticides – Past, Present & Future

Download Dr. Charles (Chuck) Benbrook, PhD, is a renowned agricultural economist who has a wealth of knowledge about biotechnology, genetically engineered agriculture, and pesticides. This is the second installment of his most recent Rootstock Radio interview (Chuck is a Rootstock Radio veteran!) If you haven’t yet heard Part 1, you might want to stop right …

August 14th, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Health & Wellness, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: The Delaney Paradox, Epigenetics & Children’s Health

Download Dr. Charles (Chuck) Benbrook has a PhD in agricultural economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an undergraduate degree from Harvard University. He has held many positions over the course of his career, from chief scientist at the Organic Center, to executive director of the Board on Agriculture in the National Academy of Science, …

August 8th, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Health & Wellness, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: What Makes Organic Agriculture (& Life on a Farm) Beautiful

Download Regina Beidler calls herself an “accidental farmer,” but her commitment to organic agriculture, sustainability, rural communities, and caring for her animals is deeply intentional (and about as far from accidental as it gets.) Regina and her husband, Brent, own and operate a 40 cow organic dairy farm in Randolph Center, Vermont. They transitioned to …

August 2nd, 2017  |  Published in Family, Featured Post, Organic Farming, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: Want to Reduce Food Waste? Eat Ugly Produce

Download Evan Lutz, CEO and co-founder of Hungry Harvest, started out selling “ugly” and surplus produce from the basement of his dorm at the University of Maryland. Evan knew from a young age that he wanted to be a social entrepreneur, and never lost sight of that dream. Today, he is a frequent guest on …

July 25th, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Rootstock Radio, Sustainable Living


Rootstock Radio: The Sioux Chef: Cooking with Wild Foods & “Cool Heirloom Crops”

Download Sean Sherman, founder, CEO and chef at The Sioux Chef, is a member of the Oglala Lakota tribe. Sean was born in Pine Ridge, South Dakota and has been cooking in Minnesota, South Dakota and Montana for the last 27 years. While his work in the restaurant and food industry began out of necessity—a …

July 17th, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Health & Wellness, In the Kitchen, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: Food Tank: Storytelling to Inspire Food System Change

Download Danielle Nierenberg is president and co-founder of the non-profit organization Food Tank, which focuses on building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters. Prior to starting Food Tank, Danielle spent 2 years traveling to more than 60 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Latin America, where she met with people from diverse backgrounds …

July 10th, 2017  |  Published in Food & Ag Issues, 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.