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Rootstock Radio: Cast Your Vote for the Future of Organic

Download Gary Hirshberg, Chairman and Co-Founder of Stonyfield Farm (the world’s leading organic yogurt producer) champions a simple philosophy: “everybody who eats has to vote.” Of course, Gary doesn’t expect to realistically enforce this statement, it’s the idea behind it that he’s passionate about. The author of Stirring It Up: How to Make Money and …

April 17th, 2018  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: Uncovering Corruption in Agribusiness with Investigative Journalist Carey Gillam

 Download What began for investigative journalist Carey Gillam as “just an assignment” on food and agriculture grew to be not only her passion, but the focus of her reporting for the last twenty years. Carey’s intimate knowledge of food and farming in the U.S. comes from time spent with row crop farmers, ranchers, vegetable …

April 9th, 2018  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio  |  1 Comment


FeelGood: The Future of Campus Activism

Among the world’s many pressing problems, hunger seems pretty straightforward. We have the food and the resources to feed all 7 billion of us on the planet. So why should anyone go hungry? In actual practice, of course, the solutions are more complicated. In part, that’s because it’s increasingly clear that hunger is linked to …

April 8th, 2018  |  Published in Featured Post, Power of We


Rootstock Radio: Raj Patel: Capitalism is Catching Up to Us

Download Raj Patel’s newest book, co-written with Jason W. Moore, is called A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things. “Cheap things can never stay cheap for long. In the end those costs always catch up with you,” says the award-winning writer, activist and academic. This phenomenon is something Raj has been thinking about for …

April 2nd, 2018  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio, Sustainable Living


Rootstock Radio: Organic Shouldn’t Be “Grassroots vs. Suits”

Download Grace Gershuny is a widely known author, educator and organic consultant who spent many years as an organic farmer in Vermont. She was one of the founding members of the Organic Trade Association (OTA), and was recruited by the USDA the 1990s to help develop the first organic regulations. Grace jokingly tells people “I …

March 26th, 2018  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Organic Farming, Rootstock Radio


Southwestern Lentil Soup

We’re nearing the time of year when I’ll stop making soup on a regularly basis, but I’m going to continue my tradition of making a big pot of soup on Sunday night for as long as I can. I love starting the week with plenty of leftovers to take to work for lunch. I’ve been trying …

March 20th, 2018  |  Published in Featured Post, Recipes


Grassmilk Yogurt Lemon Poppy Seed Pound Cake

I pretty much always have a carton of Grassmilk Yogurt in the fridge since I use it in my breakfast green smoothies every day. My schedule was a little crazy last week and I ran out of time to make smoothies on a couple of mornings and ended up going into the weekend with extra yogurt on …

March 13th, 2018  |  Published in Featured Post, Recipes  |  2 Comments


Rootstock Radio: Our Food System Isn’t Broken (It Just Never Worked Well in the First Place)

Download Eric Holt-Giménez, executive director of Food First, grew up working on farms and fishing boats in Point Reyes, California, where he learned that putting food on the table is hard work. After studying rural education and biology at the University of Oregon and Evergreen State College, he traveled through Mexico and Central America, where …

February 21st, 2018  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: Animal Welfare in Organic Agriculture

Download Dr. Meggan Hain is an animal care specialist for CROPP Cooperative. Born to a farming family in South Africa, Meggan received her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science and a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Ohio State University. Meggan is passionate about working with farms to improve management practices, prevent disease and improve farm productivity. …

February 13th, 2018  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Organic Farming, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: Not All Organic Eggs Are Created Equal

Download Under current USDA organic regulations, not all organic eggs are created equal. Large-scale poultry producers are able to cut corners in ways that don’t align with one of the core principles of organic: that “animals are able to exhibit their natural behaviors,” says Melissa Hughes, general counsel for Organic Valley, and who has spent …

February 7th, 2018  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Organic Farming, Rootstock Radio


 
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