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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


Rootstock Radio: Organic Beginnings and the Future of Agriculture

Download Jerome McGeorge has been a part of Organic Valley’s journey from the very beginning — he even wrote, by hand, the fledgling cooperative’s very first annual report in 1988. Today Jerome is a cherished friend and keeper of wisdom and wide perspective. In 1988, after a crisis of conscience had propelled him to leave …

January 6th, 2018  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Organic Farming, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: Pioneering Organic with George Siemon, Organic Valley CEO

Download Rootstock Radio is starting off 2018 with a very special guest: George Siemon, Organic Valley’s CEO. George, who was born into a family of businessmen and swore he’d never be one, has been playfully dubbed “The Reluctant CEO,” but his passion for agriculture and cooperation serves CROPP Cooperative (maker of the Organic Valley brand) …

January 3rd, 2018  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Organic Farming, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: Food Allergies & Why Organic is Not a Fad

Download We’re hard at work on some great new episodes for 2018, so today on Rootstock Radio, we’re bringing you a very popular episode that originally aired in March 2017. Robyn O’Brien is an author, former food industry analyst, TEDx speaker and mother of four. She is also founder of the AllergyKids Foundation, an organization that aims …

December 26th, 2017  |  Published in Family, Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: What Farmers and Fishermen Have in Common

Download Margaret Krome is the public policy program director for Michael Fields Agricultural Institute (MFAI). Over many years, she has collaborated to create and sustain funding for a number of state initiatives supporting environmentally sound, profitable, and socially responsible agriculture. Margaret served the Wisconsin Rural Development Center for nine years prior to joining MFAI in …

December 18th, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio, Sustainability


Rootstock Radio: Frances Moore Lappé on Reclaiming Democracy

Download Described by Smithsonian as a “woman whose words have changed the world,” Frances Moore Lappé is the author or co-author of a total of 19 books about world hunger, living democracy and the environment, beginning with the three million copy Diet for a Small Planet published in 1971. Her latest book, released in fall …

December 5th, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, 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


Rootstock Radio: Temple Grandin: Good for Animals, Good for Business

Download Dr. Temple Grandin is an American professor of Animal Sciences at Colorado State University, a designer of livestock handling facilities and a prolific author on the subjects of animal welfare and autism. Dr. Grandin delivered a 2010 TED lecture entitled The World Needs ALL Kinds of Minds the same year that Time Magazine named her …

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


Rootstock Radio: Shaping the Story of Food

Download Anna Lappé is a widely respected author and educator. The founder of Real Food Media and co-founder of Small Planet Institute with her mother Frances Moore Lappé, Anna has authored or co-authored three books, and is a contributing author to ten others. Her work has been featured in publications such as the New York …

November 21st, 2017  |  Published in Family, Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Organic Farming, Rootstock Radio  |  1 Comment


Rootstock Radio: The Man Who Wrote the First Organic Standards

Download Harry MacCormack has spent nearly half a century—45 years to be exact—farming organically at Sunbow Farm in Corvallis Oregon. And although that in itself is accomplishment enough, it’s just the beginning of Harry’s list. Harry is the co-founder of the organic certifier Oregon Tilth and served as its executive director for many years. Additionally, he …

November 13th, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Organic Farming, Rootstock Radio, Sustainable Living  |  1 Comment


 
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