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November, 2016

Rootstock Radio: Chris McCullum, a Different Kind of Dietitian

Download This week on Rootstock Radio, host Theresa Marquez speaks to Dr. Christine McCullum-Gomez. Chris is a registered dietitian, writer, speaker and consultant. She serves as a column editor for the Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition (JHEN), and is a member of the JHEN Editorial Review Board. Needless to say, Chris has a plethora …

November 29th, 2016  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Health & Wellness, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: Cooperation Equals Happiness

Download This week on Rootstock Radio, host Theresa Marquez speaks to Frances Moore Lappe, author, activist, and cofounder of three organizations. Most recently, Frances participated in Democracy Spring, a movement committed to taking money out of politics and putting more people in politics, enforcing voter rights, and the Supreme Court understanding that the right to …

November 8th, 2016  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Rootstock Radio


Midwest Food Bank

Sometimes the best solution to a problem is another problem. Such is the case with hunger and food waste. Consider the facts: 14 percent of American households, representing nearly 50 million people, are “food insecure,” according to the non-profit Feeding America. At the same time, USDA research shows that 31 percent of the edible food …

February 17th, 2016  |  Posted by Power of We | Published in Featured Post, Power of We


Rootstock Radio: Author & Food Activist Frances Moore Lappé (part 2)

Download Last week we presented part 1 of our conversation with author and food activist Frances Moore Lappé. Here in part 2, we continue our discussion of topics covered in her new book, “World Hunger: 10 Myths.” Here, we discuss how responsible farming practices can improve soil quality, which improves both yields and crop nutrition, …

February 9th, 2016  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: Author & Food Activist Frances Moore Lappé (part 1)

Download   Frances Moore Lappé has been a thought leader in the good food movement since the 1970s. She is the author or co-author of 18 books, numerous articles, and is a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post. Frances was named by Gourmet Magazine as one of 25 people (including Thomas Jefferson, Upton Sinclair, and Julia Child), whose …

February 2nd, 2016  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio


The True Solution to Global Hunger

“The True Solution to Global Hunger” is written by FeelGood volunteer Katy Mullins. What comes to mind when you think of global hunger? When you think about the nearly 1.2 billion people around the world who live on less than $1.25 a day, what do you think of? If you’re anything like me, the things …

January 14th, 2016  |  Posted by Power of We | Published in Featured Post, Power of We


In the News: Let’s Talk About Seeds

For this week’s “In the News,” we’re focusing on seeds and climate change. We at CROPP Cooperative (Organic Valley) believe seeds – and seed saving – are a vital part of a healthy food and farming system. Seeds are an important part of every human’s life. It is from seeds that our food grows and …

October 15th, 2015  |  Posted by Mickella Geary | Published in Food & Ag Issues


Rootstock Radio: Katy Kolker, Portland Fruit Tree Project

Download We were so excited this week to speak with Katy Kolker, executive director of the Portland Fruit Tree Project (PFTP). This wonderful organization has taken advantage of existing fruit trees grown on public land in Portland, Oregon, plus planted a number of new orchards throughout the city. Each year they coordinate a massive effort …

July 31st, 2015  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: Kris Soebroto, Sisters of the Road

Download We at Rootstock Radio are all about digging up stories of people who are passionately working to create a nourishing and just food system, and in Portland, Oregon, we found one of the most creative ventures we’ve ever seen. Sisters of the Road is a collectively run organization that’s been working to alleviate hunger, …

July 14th, 2015  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Rootstock Radio


FeelGood: The Future of Campus Activism

Among the world’s many pressing problems, hunger seems pretty straightforward. We have the food and the resources to feed all 7 billion of us on the planet. So why should anyone go hungry? In actual practice, of course, the solutions are more complicated. In part, that’s because it’s increasingly clear that hunger is linked to …

April 17th, 2015  |  Posted by Power of We | Published in Featured Post, Power of We


 
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