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March, 2017

Put Your Best Fork Forward: Protect Pollinators, People and Planet

“March Madness” might be about spring basketball championships to some, but for me, the term better describes the practice of using toxic chemicals to produce our food. As Jane Goodall wisely stated, “Someday we shall look back on this dark era of agriculture and shake our heads. How could we have ever believed that it …

March 23rd, 2017  |  Posted by Melinda Hemmelgarn | Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Food Sleuth


Rootstock Radio: Jay Feldman on the Pesticide Problem

Listen to Part 1:  Download Part 1 Listen to Part 2:  Download Part 2   In this two-part episode of Rootstock Radio, host Anne O’Connor talks to Jay Feldman, founding executive director at Beyond Pesticides, Since its founding in 1981, Jay has helped build the nonprofit organization’s capacity to assist local groups and influence national pesticide policy …

February 20th, 2017  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Health & Wellness, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: Nutrition Talk with Ashley Koff, RD

Download This week on Rootstock Radio, host Theresa Marquez speaks with Ashley Koff, RD. Ashley is a registered dietician, award-winning nutrition expert, better health enabler, speaker and consultant. She has been a guest on the Dr. Oz Show, the Today Show, FOX and ABC News, and contributed to the Huffington Post. Ashley’s take on nutrition–and …

January 30th, 2017  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Health & Wellness, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: Mindful Cooking with Cynthia Lair

Download This week on Rootstock Radio, host Theresa Marquez speaks to Cynthia Lair. Cynthia is the author of two cookbooks, “Feeding the Whole Family” and “Feeding the Young Athlete.” She is also the host of Cookus Interruptus and a professor and culinary program founder at Bastyr University. In the cooking class which Cynthia teaches at …

December 20th, 2016  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, In the Kitchen, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: Maria Rodale on Living Well

Download This week on Rootstock Radio, host Theresa Marquez speaks to Maria Rodale. Maria is the CEO and Chairman of Rodale Inc., “a media company focused exclusively on health, wellness, and the environment.” Maria is also the author of “Organic Manifesto: How Organic Farming Can Heal Our Planet, Feed the World, and Keep Us Safe” …

December 9th, 2016  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Rootstock Radio


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: Breeding for Taste with Lane Selman

Download   Today on Rootstock Radio, host Theresa Marquez speaks to Lane Selman —director of the Culinary Breeding Network. Lane created the Culinary Breeding Network to increase communication and collaboration between plant breeders, seed growers, fresh market vegetable farmers, produce buyers and chefs to improve quality in vegetables with a focus on public and independent …

November 22nd, 2016  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: A Little Non-Profit with a Big Reach

Download This week on Rootstock Radio, host Theresa Marquez speaks to Ellen Barnard of Community GroundWorks, a Madison, Wisconsin based non-profit organization that connects people to local food. Community GroundWorks features a number of programs including urban farming and classes for at risk youths and youths who aspire to be future farmers. Community GroundWorks aims …

November 1st, 2016  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Rootstock Radio


Find Yourself a Great Pumpkin: Local, Organic, and Heirloom

Every October, stacks of orange orbs materialize in front of grocery stores. But if want to make  pumpkin pie, bread, soup, or another culinary delight, these Jack o’ Lantern pumpkins are a trick without a treat. Their flesh tends to be tasteless, watery, and stringy, since they’ve been bred only for their size, large hollow …

September 22nd, 2016  |  Posted by Terra Brockman | Published in Featured Post


Rootstock Radio: The Path to Activism and Good Food

Download This week on Rootstock Radio we speak to Katherine DiMatteo, executive director of the Sustainable Food Trade Association. Katherine has been a warrior for the organic food movement since the 1990s, and previously served as executive director of the Organic Trade Association where she was instrumental in shaping the outcome of the U.S. National …

September 20th, 2016  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Rootstock Radio


 
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