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July, 2018

Rootstock Radio: Pesticides and Birth Defects—What You Should Know

Dr. Paul Winchester is the Medical Director of the NICU at Franciscan St. Francis Health and a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. He also conducts research on the epidemiology of birth defects, including the effects of prenatal exposure to pesticides. On this episode, Dr. Winchester talks about how his …

July 30th, 2018  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Health & Wellness, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: “We Should Be Alarmed”: Protecting Children’s Environmental Health

Download Nsedu Obot Witherspoon is the executive director of the Children’s Environmental Health Network (CEHN) and a leader in the field of children’s environmental health. “Our founding director would have never expected that 25 or 26 years later we would still be needed,” she says. This bothers Nsedu (and it should bother you too). “What …

May 22nd, 2018  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Health & Wellness, Rootstock Radio  |  1 Comment


My Conversation with Carey Gillam: Uncovering Corruption in Agribusiness

Congratulations to Carey Gillam on her award-winning book Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science (2017, Island Press). Carey’s book earned a gold medal for “Outstanding”  and “Most Likely to Save the Planet” at the 2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards. In my most recent Rootstock Radio conversation with Carey, we talk …

April 27th, 2018  |  Posted by Theresa Marquez | Published in Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: Uncovering Corruption in Agribusiness with Investigative Journalist Carey Gillam

 Download What began for investigative journalist Carey Gillam as “just an assignment” on food and agriculture grew to be not only her passion, but the focus of her reporting for the last twenty years. Carey’s intimate knowledge of food and farming in the U.S. comes from time spent with row crop farmers, ranchers, vegetable …

April 9th, 2018  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio  |  2 Comments


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


Let’s Get Off the Pesticide Treadmill

It is always a learning opportunity and an honor to talk with Dr. Chuck Benbrook, one of the most knowledgeable agricultural researchers on the impact of pesticides on human health. Chuck and I share a big concern for how the escalation of pesticides in the Midwest will impact young moms, fetuses and young children. There …

August 22nd, 2017  |  Posted by Theresa Marquez | Published in Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: Pesticides – Past, Present & Future

Download Dr. Charles (Chuck) Benbrook, PhD, is a renowned agricultural economist who has a wealth of knowledge about biotechnology, genetically engineered agriculture, and pesticides. This is the second installment of his most recent Rootstock Radio interview (Chuck is a Rootstock Radio veteran!) If you haven’t yet heard Part 1, you might want to stop right …

August 14th, 2017  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Health & Wellness, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: The Delaney Paradox, Epigenetics & Children’s Health

Download Dr. Charles (Chuck) Benbrook has a PhD in agricultural economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an undergraduate degree from Harvard University. He has held many positions over the course of his career, from chief scientist at the Organic Center, to executive director of the Board on Agriculture in the National Academy of Science, …

August 8th, 2017  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Health & Wellness, Rootstock Radio


Reflecting on Independence: Hungry for Liberty and Justice for All

It’s a tradition: Each July 4th, I celebrate our nation’s birthday on the banks of the Missouri River, at the base of my state’s capitol emblazoned with our state motto, which translated from Latin means: “The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law.” As darkness fills the sky, patriotic music serenades the crowd …

July 17th, 2017  |  Posted by Melinda Hemmelgarn | Published in Food & Ag Issues, Food Sleuth


Rootstock Radio: The Food Sleuth’s Take on “Food as Medicine”

Download Melinda Hemmelgarn, a.k.a “The Food Sleuth,” is a registered dietitian, an award-winning writer (read her work right here on Rootstock!) speaker, and nationally syndicated radio host with more than 35 years of experience in clinical, academic and public health nutrition. In 2014, Today’s Dietitian Magazine named Melinda one of the nation’s “Top 10 Dietitians …

June 26th, 2017  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Food Sleuth, Grass Up!, Health & Wellness, Rootstock Radio


 
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