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November, 2017

Rootstock Radio: The Man Who Wrote the First Organic Standards

Download Harry MacCormack has spent nearly half a century—45 years to be exact—farming organically at Sunbow Farm in Corvallis Oregon. And although that in itself is accomplishment enough, it’s just the beginning of Harry’s list. Harry is the co-founder of the organic certifier Oregon Tilth and served as its executive director for many years. Additionally, he …

November 13th, 2017  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Organic Farming, Rootstock Radio, Sustainable Living


Rootstock Radio: Saying “Yes, AND…” to Organic

Download While the exact numbers are often debated, it’s safe to say there are over 25,000 varieties of apples in the world, over 16,000 of which are being grown in North America today. Susan Futrell spouts these statistics off the top of her head because she recently published a book, Good Apples: Behind Every Bite, …

October 30th, 2017  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Organic Farming, Rootstock Radio


The Greenwashing of our Food: A Guide to Labels and Logos

Navigating today’s grocery stores can be pretty confusing.  With the plethora of logos, claims and phrases decorating products on the shelves, it can be difficult to find the foods you really want. Greenwashing occurs when a company promotes a false perception that their products, aims, or policies are environmentally friendly, using unverified statements, logos and claims. …

October 18th, 2017  |  Posted by Maya Peters | Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Health & Wellness, Sustainability


Earth Dinner with the Organic Valley Interns!

As an intern at Organic Valley this summer, I’ve had the privilege of getting to know a group of incredibly smart, kind, and innovative interns. We’ve all wholeheartedly embraced the unique culture at Organic Valley, and its cooperative spirit of collaboration and progress. For such a special group, I knew I needed to host an …

September 1st, 2017  |  Posted by Maya Peters | Published in CROPP Culture, Earth Dinner, Featured Post, In the Kitchen


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


Rootstock Radio: Propagating 100 Episodes! (And a Healthy Planet)

Download Centennial celebrations are on the airwaves at Rootstock Radio, and you heard it here first. That’s right, this week’s show marks 2 years and 100 episodes of amplifying honest, inspirational, and compassionate voices from all corners of the good food movement. Hosts Theresa Marquez and Anne O’Connor honor the occasion by sitting down together to …

June 13th, 2017  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio


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  |  2 Comments


Rootstock Radio: Jay Feldman Interview Transcript, part 2

This is the transcript for part 2 of a two-part Rootstock Radio interview with Jay Feldman, executive director of Beyond Pesticides. Click here for part 1.  Welcome to Rootstock Radio. Join us as host Anne O’Connor talks to leaders from the Good Food movement about food, farming, and our global future. Rootstock Radio—propagating a healthy …

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


Rootstock Radio: Jay Feldman Interview Transcript, part 1

This is the transcript for part 1 of a two-part Rootstock Radio interview with Jay Feldman, executive director of Beyond Pesticides. Click here for part 2. Welcome to Rootstock Radio. Join us as host Anne O’Connor talks to leaders from the Good Food movement about food, farming, and our global future. Rootstock Radio—propagating a healthy …

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


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


 
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