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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  |  2 Comments


Rootstock Radio: The Impact of Pesticides…Compounded

Download Today on Rootstock Radio Anne O’Connor talks to Marcia Ishii-Eiteman Senior Scientist and Director of the Grassroots Science Program at Pesticide Action Network. Prior to joining Pesticide Action Network in 1996, Marcia worked in Asia and Africa for 14 years on projects ranging from establishing farmer field schools, to community-based rural development, to women’s …

March 16th, 2017  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio


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


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


Rootstock Radio: Amy Mondloch & the Perfect French Fry

Download This week on Rootstock Radio, host Theresa Marquez speaks to Amy Mondloch, a coordinator at Toxic Taters—a coalition in the potato-growing areas of central and north central Minnesota. North central Minnesota is one of the areas which is highly affected by the pesticides being sprayed by the R.D. Offutt (RDO) potato company. The cost …

November 15th, 2016  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Rootstock Radio


Stop (and Eat) Food Waste

Food waste in the United States is turning out to be even worse than previously thought.  According to a recent article in The Guardian, “Americans throw away almost as much food as they eat because of a ‘cult of perfection,’ deepening hunger and poverty, and inflicting a heavy toll on the environment.” It’s high time …

July 18th, 2016  |  Posted by Terra Brockman | Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Organic Farming, Sustainability  |  3 Comments


Rootstock Radio: Agroecology, Regenerative Agriculture, and Pesticides (Oh my!)

Download Today, Rootstock Radio co-host Anne O’Connor chats with Margaret Reeves, senior scientist for Pesticide Action Network (PAN). This year, Margaret celebrates 20 years with PAN working toward a just, thriving, pesticide-free food system. Prior to that, she spent most of nine years in Central America teaching and conducting research in tropical agricultural ecology. Margaret’s …

July 12th, 2016  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio, Sustainability


Rootstock Radio: Organic Food & Nutrition with Dr. Charles Benbrook

Download In part two of our interview with agricultural economist and scientific researcher Dr. Charles Benbrook, we discuss some good news in the world of organic: two studies from the United Kingdom that deal with the impact of organic production on the nutritional quality of food. “Organic production,” Dr. Benbrook explains, “substantially increases the average …

July 1st, 2016  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Grass Up!, Rootstock Radio


 
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