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July, 2018

Rootstock Radio: Inside the Tea Industry with Ahmed Rahim

Ahmed Rahim is the co-founder, CEO and “Chief Alchemist” behind Numi Organic Tea, the largest premium, organic, fair-trade-certified tea company in North America. He and his sister, Reem, were inspired to create Numi Tea by the desire to share a tea made from dried desert lime that they enjoyed as children—the drink of hospitality in …

July 16th, 2018  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Organic Farming, Rootstock Radio


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  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio


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  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: We Cannot Feed the World with Industrial Agriculture

Download Debbie Barker is a writer, consultant and activist who has served as international director for the Center for Food Safety (CFS) and the director of the International Forum on Globalization (IFG). A prolific author and speaker, in 2011 she published the book The Wheel of Life: Food, Climate, Human Rights and the Economy. Currently, …

November 7th, 2017  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Food & Ag Issues, Organic Farming, Rootstock Radio, Sustainability


My Conversation with Starhawk: Reclaiming the Commons

Whenever I read something from Starhawk or have the privilege to speak with her, I am inspired with new ideas and new approaches to old topics. In my most recent Rootstock Radio conversation with Starhawk, two thoughts from our interview stand out: First is how, when and why do we need to integrate “healing” into …

October 17th, 2017  |  Posted by Theresa Marquez | Published in Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: How to Turn Post-Election Anger into Activism

Download Award-winning author, activist and permaculture designer Starhawk has written and co-authored a total of twelve books and is a prominent leader in the revival of earth-based spirituality. She created the Earth Activist Training, a course that teaches permaculture design grounded in spirit with a focus on organizing and activism. Starhawk is also a veteran of …

October 16th, 2017  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio, Sustainability


Rootstock Radio: Food, Fun & Social Activism

Download In 1983, Judy Wicks founded Philadelphia’s iconic White Dog Café and became a pioneer in the local food movement and a model for sustainable business practices. White Dog Café, begun as a simple coffee and muffin shop on the first floor of Judy’s home, was founded on the three pillars of “food, fun and social …

October 9th, 2017  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio, Sustainable Living


Rootstock Radio: We Can Reverse Climate Change (And We Must Start Now)

Download Nancy Hirshberg is founder and Chief Catalyst at the sustainability consulting firm Hirshberg Strategic, and co-founder of Climate Collaborative, an organization working to leverage the power of the natural products industry to reverse climate change. Nancy has worked at the intersection of food, business and the environment for over 25 years, notably leading the …

August 29th, 2017  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio, Sustainability


Pollinator Friendly Alliance: Creating a Pollinator Friendly City

A sandwich made with cheese and sun-ripened tomato, bursting with flavor. A jug of red wine. A plate of strawberries and cream. Call it the ultimate picnic lunch. Or call it a meal brought to you by the humble bumble bee. None of these foods, it turns out, would be possible without the help of …

August 9th, 2017  |  Posted by Power of We | Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Organic Gardening, Power of We


My Conversation with Paul DeMain: Native American Food Sovereignty

Paul DeMain’s Ojibwe name, Skabewis, means “messenger,” which is entirely appropriate for the course his life has taken. He is a speaker, journalist, managing editor and CEO of News from Indian Country, a teacher, and a member of the Oneida tribe of Wisconsin. DeMain also works with Winona LaDuke’s organization Honor the Earth, supporting Native environmental …

June 8th, 2017  |  Posted by Theresa Marquez | Published in Rootstock Radio


 
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