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Rootstock Radio: Hippies, Back-to-the-Landers, Longhairs & Revolutionaries

Jonathan Kauffman is a San Francisco-based writer who’s made food the subject of his career. For eleven years he reviewed restaurants in the Bay Area and Seattle as the staff critic for the East Bay Express and the Seattle Weekly. In 2015, he joined the food section at the San Francisco Chronicle, where he broadly …

August 22nd, 2018  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Health & Wellness, Rootstock Radio, Uncategorized


Rootstock Radio: Pesticides and Birth Defects—What You Should Know

Dr. Paul Winchester is the Medical Director of the NICU at Franciscan St. Francis Health and a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. He also conducts research on the epidemiology of birth defects, including the effects of prenatal exposure to pesticides. On this episode, Dr. Winchester talks about how his …

July 30th, 2018  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Health & Wellness, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: The Mother Hen of Green Bloggers

Download “When I became a mother I wanted my child to be healthier than I was,” says Leah Segedie, food activist, social media consultant and founder of both Mamavation and the ShiftCon Social Media Conference. Leah’s new book, Green Enough, talks unapologetically and with her trademark dry humor about how to eat better, live cleaner and …

June 18th, 2018  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Health & Wellness, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: Not All Heroes Wear Capes (Many Wear Aprons!)

Download Tambra Raye Stevenson jokes that when she made the switch from a pre-med program to a nutrition program in college, at the time she was thinking “even if I didn’t get a job, at least I’ll be eating healthy.” The good news for Tambra (and the countless people who have benefited from her work …

May 29th, 2018  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Health & Wellness, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: “We Should Be Alarmed”: Protecting Children’s Environmental Health

Download Nsedu Obot Witherspoon is the executive director of the Children’s Environmental Health Network (CEHN) and a leader in the field of children’s environmental health. “Our founding director would have never expected that 25 or 26 years later we would still be needed,” she says. This bothers Nsedu (and it should bother you too). “What …

May 22nd, 2018  |  Published in Featured Post, Health & Wellness, Rootstock Radio  |  1 Comment


Rootstock Radio: ‘Breeding’ a Thriving Regional Grain Economy

Download Dr. Stephen Jones, a professor of Crop and Soil Science and the director of The Bread Lab at Washington State University is a wheat breeder who never dreamed he’d be producing wheat varieties bearing “hints of chocolate” or “spicy overtones.” And yet, with his interest in flavor and commitment to championing farmers, it’s really …

May 15th, 2018  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Health & Wellness, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: Breaking—and Baking—Bread with Adrian Hale

Download “I’m a writer, and I’ve always enjoyed baking,” says Adrian Hale, a food writer whose foray into baking bread began as a last-ditch effort to find bread that her daughter’s stomach could tolerate. After a bit of experimenting, Adrian perfected her “Mama Bread” and has never gone back. Today she combines her passion for …

May 7th, 2018  |  Published in Featured Post, Health & Wellness, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: Two Problems In Our Food System, One Solution

Download In May of 2009, Gary Oppenheimer founded AmpleHarvest.org after realizing that one solution could address two problems in our food system: food waste, and access to healthy food. “If I could solve the problem of home and community gardens wasting food by enabling them [gardeners] to get that food to a neighborhood food pantry, …

March 20th, 2018  |  Published in Food & Ag Issues, Health & Wellness, Organic Gardening, Rootstock Radio, Sustainability


Rootstock Radio: Connecting Nutrition and Food with Dr. Joan Dye Gussow

Download Dr. Joan Dye Gussow, professor emeritus of nutrition and education at Teachers College, Columbia University, author, food policy expert, environmentalist AND gardener, has been called the “matriarch of the eat-locally-think-globally food movement” by the New York Times. Joan has served on the Diet, Nutrition and Cancer Panel of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), …

January 29th, 2018  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Health & Wellness, Rootstock Radio, Sustainability  |  1 Comment


Revisiting Our Resolutions: Rejuvenate, Regenerate, Resist!

“…this is how I contribute to the good in the world – being a part of a system that produces wholesome & nutritious food to the world and thus positive global energy.”  — Stan Hildebrand, organic inspector Each January, millions of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, many of which include losing weight,  getting in shape, …

January 23rd, 2018  |  Published in Featured Post, Food Sleuth, Health & Wellness  |  1 Comment


 
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