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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.

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 #1354:

2/5/2024
Over 80 million Americans, including over one-third of the nation’s children and adolescents, eat fast food every day. And some eat it multiple times a day! This leads us to ask:

Show #1353: FOUNTAN OF YOUTH DIET

2/5/2024
We have been searching for that proverbial fountain of youth for as long as we have been capable of searching. Though we have searched in many places, and spent many fortunes doing so, we still grow old. This leads us to ask:

Show #1351: CLOSING THE DISTANCE TO FOOD

2/5/2024
They say in the United States food travels an average of 1,500 miles from where it is grown to where it is eaten. That leads us to ask:

Show #1350: FARMING HYDROGEN

2/5/2024
They say, if we can get to the South Pole of the Moon, we can convert some of the frozen water we find there into rocket fuel that will take us on to the next best place. That leads us to ask:

Show #1349: FARMING COMMUNITY

2/5/2024
Community is where everybody works together today to ensure that everybody can eat tomorrow. This thought leads us to ask:

Show #1348: FARMING NATURE

2/5/2024
When an outbreak of Ecoli killed three and sickened 200 others a couple of decades ago, those in charge of food safety began discouraging the existence of wildlife on farms. This leads us to ask:

Show #1347: FARMING CHILDREN

2/5/2024
When people moved off the farm into the city, they took their children with them. What children find on the streets of the city does not appear to bode well for their future nor the future of the country. And so we ask:

Show #1346: GLYPHOSATE: SEEING IS BELIEVING

2/5/2024
There are many ways in which industrialization has served to make food cheap. One way is to subvert the growth of natural competitors, like weeds, with weed-killing herbicides, like glyphosate. This leads us to ask:

Show #1345: Micro Greens - Maximum Nutrition

2/5/2024
Topics include whether there is a need for government to stand between a farmer and his or her customers; why animals fed on grass produce nutritionally superior meat than animals fed with industrial foods in confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs); an

Show #1344: High On The Grass Fed Hog

2/5/2024
The label on the package says, “Product of USA.” But the rules say what is in the package could have come from anywhere. This leads us to continue asking:

Show #1344: High On The Grass Fed Hog

2/5/2024
The label on the package says, “Product of USA.” But the rules say what is in the package could have come from anywhere. This leads us to continue asking:

Show #1343: A Victory for Local Meat

2/5/2024
The label on the package says, “Product of USA.” But the rules say what is in the package could have come from China, Brazil or anywhere. This leads us to ask:

Show #1342: The Perfect Tomato

2/5/2024
It’s been a very soggy, drought-breaking winter on the California Coast. But Spring finally did arrive, and with it the need to plant some perfect tomato plants in the garden. But that leads me to ask:

Show #1341: Wild Fish of the Farmers Market

2/5/2024
The family stash of survival foods includes tiny tins of canned fish that could be stored away for a long time, if the wild food they contain did not taste so good. That leads us to ask:

Show #1340: A Serendipitous Stroll through The World Ag Expo IV

2/5/2024
We all get our food from grocery stores, and we all take that food for granted– even those fresh tomatoes we eat in the middle of winter! It’s time to meet the people who provide us with the food we take for granted, and ask:

Show #1339: A Serendipitous Stroll through The World Ag Expo III

2/5/2024
We all get our food from grocery stores, and we all take that food for granted– even those fresh tomatoes we eat in the middle of winter! It’s time to meet the people who provide us with the food we take for granted, and ask:

Show #1338: A Serendipitous Stroll through The World Ag Expo II

2/5/2024
We all get our food from grocery stores, and we all take that food for granted– even those fresh tomatoes we eat in the middle of winter! It’s time to meet the people who provide us with the food we take for granted, and ask:

Show #1337: A Serendipitous Stroll through The World Ag Expo I

2/5/2024
We all get our food from grocery stores, and we all take that food for granted– even those fresh tomatoes we eat in the middle of winter! It’s time to meet the people who provide us with the food we take for granted, and ask:

Show #1336: END OF SALMON SEASON

2/5/2024
The King is dead! Long live the King! The 2023 King salmon season has been cancelled for California and much of Oregon. There will be no commercial or recreational fishing for the King this year.

Show #1335: Drinking Life

12/14/2022
The moment a food is taken from the ground it begins to lose its life. Though many things can be done to preserve the life in food, the farther it travels from its source, the less life it will have when its consumed. This leads us to ask: