February Food Sleuth Radio Shows: February 5th: Eliza Greenman, owner/operator of Legacy Fruit Trees in Virginia and Director of Biodiversity for Greenhorns, an organization made up of young farmers, to recruit, promote and support the new generation of farmers. Greenman describes her experiences in the orchard and at the annual Future Farmers of America meeting in KY. http://thegreenhorns.
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February 12th: Gary Wenk, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Molecular Virology at the Ohio State University, and author of “Your Brain on Food: How Chemicals Control Your Thoughts and Feelings,” will talk about coffee, chocolate, food addiction and more.
February 19th: Stacia Nordin, R.D., Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Advisor for the United Nations, has worked in worked in Malawi, East Africa, for 17 years. She describes her work and the benefits of biodiversity and permaculture in truly feeding the world sustainably.
February 26th: Roni Neff, Ph.D., Director of the Food System Sustainability Program at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for a Livable Future, and editor of “Introduction to the U.S. Food System: Public Health, Environment, and Equity.” Neff describes sustainable diets and climate-friendly eating.
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From the archives: Food Sleuth Radio Shows for January 2015
January 1st: Nancy Clark, M.S., R.D. Registered Dietitian, internationally respected sports nutritionist, athlete and author of “Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook: The #1 nutrition resource for active people,” describes elements of a winning sports diet and how to “fuel better to feel better.”
January 8th: Paul Hanley, environment columnist with the Saskatoon StarPhoenix and author of “Eleven” which describes how 11 billion people on Earth by century’s end will change everything. Hanley discusses consumerism and the need to evaluate food and farming through an ecological lens for a sustainable future.
January 15th: Ted Genoways, author of “The Chain: Farm, Factory, and the Fate of Our Food,” a riveting, compelling expose of the meatpacking industry, through the lens of Hormel. Genoways describes working conditions and related injuries, the shift in labor force and immigration. Part I of II.
January 22nd: Ted Genoways, author of “The Chain,” continues his discussion revealing the true cost of “cheap” food, including antibiotic resistance, declining water quality and how we can help build a sustainable food system. Part II of II.
January 29th: Jim Gerritsen, owner and operator of Wood Prairie Farm in Bridgewater, Maine, and President of the Maine-based Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association, which in 2011 filed a lawsuit against Monsanto to challenge seed patents. Gerritsen describes the lawsuit, our common heritage of seeds, transgenic contamination and why he supports GMO food labeling.