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May, 2017

Rootstock Radio: Changing the Narrative in Food and Farming

Download Karen Washington is an urban farmer and activist, as well as the founder of Rise and Root Farm, a cooperatively run farm in Orange County, NY. Karen co-founded Black Urban Growers and was a 2014 James Beard Leadership Award recipient, in addition to being called “urban farming’s grand dame” by the New York Times …

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


Rootstock Radio: Why are the People Who Feed Us Struggling to Feed Themselves?

Download Today on Rootstock Radio, host Anne O’Connor speaks to Navina Khanna. Navina is director of the HEAL Food Alliance. HEAL stands for Health, Environment, Agriculture and Labor, and Navina describes the alliance as a “multi-sector, multi-racial and intergenerational coalition” working for food and farm justice. In 2014 Navina’s work was recognized with a James …

April 25th, 2017  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: CAFOs, Fracking and GMOs with Michele Merkel

Listen to Part 1:  Download Part 1 Click here for Part 2! This week on Rootstock Radio host Theresa Marquez speaks with Michele Merkel, co-director of Food and Water Justice, the legal arm of Food and Water Watch. Prior to her work at Food and Water Justice, Michele co-founded the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) where …

January 31st, 2017  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: Malik Yakini on the Good Food Revolution

Download This week on Rootstock Radio, co-host Anne O’Connor speaks with Malik Yakini. Malik is founder and Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, an organization that operates a seven-acre urban farm and is spearheading the opening of a co-op grocery store in Detroit’s North End. He views the good food revolution …

January 22nd, 2017  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Organic Farming, Organic Gardening, Rootstock Radio


Coming Clean in 2017: Pesticides and post-truth agriculture

The Oxford Dictionaries named “post-truth” the Word of the Year for 2016. It’s defined as an adjective “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.”  The word is often used in the context of “post-truth politics,” inspired by our recent …

January 18th, 2017  |  Posted by Melinda Hemmelgarn | Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Food Sleuth, Health & Wellness


5 Things to Look for on Your Food Label

Eating is intimate. With every bite of food, we internalize a part of our outside environment. As a dietitian, I believe we need to know what’s in our food,  who produced it, and under what conditions, in order to best nourish ourselves, feed our families well, and protect our planet. Here are 5 important things to …

August 1st, 2016  |  Posted by Melinda Hemmelgarn | Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Food Sleuth  |  1 Comment


Empowering Youth at Urban Roots

Most youngsters instinctively grasp concepts like fairness and justice. Where adult ethics may rationalize or equivocate, children tend to see clear distinctions between right and wrong. Little wonder, then, that successful campaigns against injustices like sweatshop labor and animal abuse have been led by children. Today, our food systems are increasingly linked to a host …

March 2nd, 2016  |  Posted by Power of We | Published in Featured Post, Power of We


Rootstock Radio: Local and Affordable: Chef Michel Nischan of Wholesome Wave

Download Today we give you this conversation with Chef Michel Nischan, CEO and President of Wholesome Wave, a Connecticut-based organization that assists underserved urban and rural communities in 33 states and D.C. in connecting to local agriculture for equitable access to affordable, locally grown foods. He speaks to Theresa about his philosophies around food, fireflies, …

November 23rd, 2015  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: Author Raj Patel and Organic Valley’s Jerome McGeorge on Embracing Complexity

Download We spoke with Raj Patel back in the summer of 2013, before the existence of Rootstock Radio, and we’re so happy we’re able to bring his words to you today. He spoke with host Theresa Marquez and Organic Valley’s own “Kickapoo scholar” Jerome McGeorge about some pretty deep issues – our broken food system …

November 16th, 2015  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Rootstock Radio


Real Food Challenge

It’s been proven time and again—when young people channel their passion for change, they are a force to reckon with. That’s why college students have played a pivotal role in many of the key paradigm shifts of the past century: They have helped to dismantle Jim Crow racism, speed the collapse of the Soviet Union …

October 19th, 2015  |  Posted by Power of We | Published in Featured Post, Power of We


 
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