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

Download In May of 2009, Gary Oppenheimer founded 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

Rootstock Radio: Healthy Cows, Healthy Milk, Healthy People

Download A native of the Dominican Republic, Dr. Silvia Abel-Caines graduated from UNPHU University with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. Two years later, she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to continue her research in ruminant nutrition. On top of these titles, she holds a masters degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and …

January 16th, 2018  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Health & Wellness, Rootstock Radio

Invasion and Indoctrination: Misleading Those with Noble Intentions

In a few critical pages of his book “Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us” (Random House, 2013), Pulitzer prize winning journalist Michael Moss explains how way back in the mid-1950s, the food industry successfully infiltrated the American Home Economics Association (AHEA). Their mission: Create an army of home economists who would help …

December 1st, 2017  |  Published in Food & Ag Issues, Food Sleuth, Health & Wellness  |  1 Comment

The Greenwashing of our Food: A Guide to Labels and Logos

Navigating today’s grocery stores can be pretty confusing.  With the plethora of logos, claims and phrases decorating products on the shelves, it can be difficult to find the foods you really want. Greenwashing occurs when a company promotes a false perception that their products, aims, or policies are environmentally friendly, using unverified statements, logos and claims. …

October 18th, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Health & Wellness, Sustainability

Rootstock Radio: “Tantalizing the Senses” Through Farm to School

Download Anupama Joshi is executive director and co-founder of the National Farm to School Network, an organization that serves as an information, networking and advocacy hub for communities working to bring local food sourcing and food and agriculture education to school systems and early care and education sites. She is a recognized leader in the …

September 27th, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Health & Wellness, Rootstock Radio

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: 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

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