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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

Rootstock Radio: Good Food Movement Pioneer Jim Slama

Download Jim Slama, a pioneer of the Good Food Movement in the Chicago area, is founder and president of FamilyFarmed, a non-profit organization committed to supporting locally grown and responsibly produced food. FamilyFarmed has evolved to include the beloved three-day Good Food Festival and Conference in Chicago, which provides information on financing, food policy, school …

July 3rd, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio

Rootstock Radio: The Food Sleuth’s Take on “Food as Medicine”

Download Melinda Hemmelgarn, a.k.a “The Food Sleuth,” is a registered dietitian, an award-winning writer (read her work right here on Rootstock!) speaker, and nationally syndicated radio host with more than 35 years of experience in clinical, academic and public health nutrition. In 2014, Today’s Dietitian Magazine named Melinda one of the nation’s “Top 10 Dietitians …

June 26th, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Food Sleuth, Grass Up!, Health & Wellness, Rootstock Radio

Simple Truth Versus Post-Truth

John Ikerd, our Rootstock Radio interview this week has seen agriculture from all sides. The son of a farmer, he began in the 1970s out of college supporting the policies of Earl Butts, USDA Secretary of Ag under Richard Nixon known for his infamous directive to farmers: “Get big or get out.” By the mid-1980s, …

June 22nd, 2017  |  Published in Rootstock Radio

Rootstock Radio: What Industrial Agriculture Can’t Accomplish

Download Dr. John Ikerd, Professor Emeritus of Agriculture and Applied Economics at the University of Missouri, grew up on a small dairy farm in the southwestern part of Missouri. John is the author of 6 books and the 2014 regional report called “Family Farms of North America” which was published by the Food and Agriculture Organization …

June 19th, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio, Sustainability

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