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The Food Chain - What's Eating What Radio

Agriculture

The Food Chain is an audience-interactive newstalk radio program that airs live on Saturdays from 9am to 10am Pacific time. The Food Chain, which has been named the Ag/News Show of the Year by California's legislature, is hosted by Michael Olson, author of the Ben Franklin Book of the Year award-winning MetroFarm, a 576-page guide to metropolitan agriculture.

The Food Chain is an audience-interactive newstalk radio program that airs live on Saturdays from 9am to 10am Pacific time. The Food Chain, which has been named the Ag/News Show of the Year by California's legislature, is hosted by Michael Olson, author of the Ben Franklin Book of the Year award-winning MetroFarm, a 576-page guide to metropolitan agriculture.

Location:

Santa Cruz, CA

Description:

The Food Chain is an audience-interactive newstalk radio program that airs live on Saturdays from 9am to 10am Pacific time. The Food Chain, which has been named the Ag/News Show of the Year by California's legislature, is hosted by Michael Olson, author of the Ben Franklin Book of the Year award-winning MetroFarm, a 576-page guide to metropolitan agriculture.

Language:

English

Contact:

605-562-7757


Episodes

Show #1324: Grass-Fed Dairy

8/10/2022
Some turn up their noses at the industrial ways in which we produce most dairy products and say, “The cow is killing the earth.” This leads us to ask:

Show #1319: The Glyphosate Label Fight

8/4/2022
Despite losing two recent mega-million dollar decisions at the Supreme Court, the chemical giant Bayer AG vows to fight on for its glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup. This fight leads us to ask:

Show #1323: Feeding Our Microbiome

8/3/2022
When we eat, we are not just feeding the me, we are also feeding the 100 trillion microorganisms that live with the me. That leads us to ask:

Show #1319: Glyphosate Labeling Fight

7/30/2022
Despite losing two recent mega-million dollar decisions at the Supreme Court, the chemical giant Bayer AG vows to fight on for its glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup. This fight leads us to ask:

Show #1322: Breeding A Better Bee

7/29/2022
I happened to be watching a honey bee working over a lemon tree blossom on the 19th of July, when I realized that it was my first honey bee sighting of the year. That sighting leads me to ask:

Show #1321: Corralling Food Supplements

7/19/2022
Hippocrates is said to have said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine by thy food.” But the efforts by some to register food as medicine leads us to ask…

Show #1320: FAILURE OF FACTORY BABY FORMULA

7/14/2022
Four companies control 95% of the infant formula sold in the United States. When one of their factories was forced to close, mothers panicked and horded. This leads us to ask:

Show #1318: The Food Angels

6/23/2022
President Joe Biden recently announced that a food shortage is in the near future for the United States, and that it is “gonna be real.” So we ask:

Show #1317: The Fight for Water: The Farmers

6/16/2022
Those who grow our food are fond of saying, “Food grows where water flows.” That they keep saying this leads us to ask:

Show #1316: The Pandemic Burnout Reset

6/8/2022
After weathering nearly three years of the Covid-19 shutdown, it is time for a burnout reset. And so we ask:

Show #1315: The Elites' Guilt-Free Meat

5/17/2022
Franz Kafka, author of The Trial, once said, “My guiding principle is this: Guilt is never to be doubted.” Kafka’s guiding principle leads us to ask:

Show #1314: The Blue Revolution

5/17/2022
Fishermen used to rely on good luck to haul in the big catch. But when they began relying on information, instead of luck, they almost caught all the fish in the sea. That leads us to ask:

Show #1313: Building The Foundation for a Future

5/4/2022
This just in: The Union Pacific Railway is cutting back its shipments of fertilizer to the nation’s farmers. In other words, the Union Pacific is cutting back its shipment of food to feed you and me. That leads us to ask:

Show #1312 :

4/13/2022
President Joe Biden has warned that Russia?s invasion of the Ukraine will cause food shortages. If such is the case, we must pause to ask:

Show #1311: Chickens and Their Eggs!

4/13/2022
Wherever we go, chickens go, too! The reason chickens go where we go is that they are one of our best sources of good food. In fact, chickens can take almost nothing and turn it into nature?s perfect food, its egg. And that leads us to ask:

Show #1308: Birds That Prey!

4/1/2022
Napolean the Pig was said to have said, ?All animals are created equal, but some are created more equal than others.? If such is indeed the case, we ask:

Show #1310: Farming The Parking Lots?

3/31/2022
Over the past century most all of us moved into the city, where we came to rely on others to bring us food to eat. But what if the day comes when others stop bringing us food to eat? That thought leads us to ask:

Show #1309: Seeding Civilization

3/31/2022
We are all flower children. In fact, it was our relationship with flowering plants, and their seeds, that allowed us to settle down and become civilized. However, those seeds, and our future with flowering plants, are disappearing. And so we ask:

Show #1308: Birds That Prey!

3/24/2022
Should we foster the existence of birds that prey?

Show #1307: Our Tsunami of Food Plastic

3/2/2022
14 percent of the plastic we use is recycled. That means 86 percent of the plastic we use is not recycled. The thought of all that plastic piling up in a giant tsunami leads us to ask: