Radio Sustain

Radio Sustain: March 14, 2011

March Radio Sustain discusses food justice with LaDonna Redmond; food security with Kathy Mulvey of the Community Food Security Coaltion; and what we can learn from China about managing food supplies with IATP President Jim Harkness.

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Radio Sustain: February 08, 2011

Justice from farm to fork: A former Chipotle employee explains why the burrito chain is under fire for mistreatment of workers. Danny Schwartzman, owner of Common Roots Café in Minneapolis, describes how the restaurant makes sourcing local, fair trade and organic look easy. Finally, IATP's Karen Hansen-Kuhn discusses why the U.S.'s trade and development agendas are at odds when it comes to food security.

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Radio Sustain: November 18, 2010

In this special episode of Radio Sustain we look at the effects of corporate concentration in meat and poultry markets on U.S. farmers and ranchers, and how the newly proposed USDA rules might change the rules of the game. Guests include: Mike Weaver, Poultry Growers Association of the Virginias, Gilles Stockton, Montana livestock rancher, Bill Bullard, CEO at the Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, Alan Guebert, syndicated agricultural columnist

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Radio Sustain: November 1, 2010

In this month's Radio Sustain, we talk domestic food security with author Mark Winne, IATP's Sophia Murphy tells us the state of international food security initiatives, and IATP Food and Society Fellow Sean Sellers discusses ongoing farmworker justice issues in the United States and what consumers can do to help.

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Radio Sustain: August 10, 2010

IATP Food and Society Fellow Andy Fisher discusses barriers between those on food assistance and the fresh produce at farmers markets. Joe Rice, director of the Na-Way-Ee Center School in South Minneapolis, tells us about the schools garden and how it connects the students with the earth, their food and native traditions. Pastor Steve Lomen, operator of the St. Olaf Community Campus Mini Farmers Market, fills us in on his expanding vision. What used to be an empty grass plot on the campus grounds is now a 40' by 60' garden providing fresh food to the community—and he has even bigger plans.

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Radio Sustain: July 1, 2010

Roger Doiron, former IATP Food and Society Fellow, is asking everyone to declare food independence this July 4 by eating locally. Frances Moore Lappé and her daughter Anna Lappé discuss diet, climate change and intergenerational solutions.

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Radio Sustain: June 10, 2010

Author Maryn McKenna discusses MRSA, the topic of her new book SUPERBUG, and how reducing our reliance on antibiotics in agriculture could help stop resistant strains like MRSA. Lindy Bannister, GM of the Wedge Community Coop in Minneapolis, discusses her recent trip to China with IATP President Jim Harkness. Karen Hansen-Kuhn describes the highlights and shortfalls of new food security legislation currently before congress.

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Radio Sustain: May 10, 2010

In the latest episode of Radio Sustain we speak with Dan Grewe from Compatible Technology International, about post-harvest technology for developing countries, IATP's Kathleen Schuler discusses the Safe Chemicals Act of 2010, and Steve Suppan explains what nanotechnology is and why we need a more informed regulatory framework.

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Radio Sustain: April 1, 2010

Agriculture is everywhere: sustainable food in China, free trade and food security in West Africa, and flooding in the Iowa river valley. And, what are the USDA and Department of Justice workshops on concentration in agriculture really all about?

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Radio Sustain: February 22, 2010

Radio Sustain's Child Nutrition Edition: Former USDA official Rod Leonard discusses the origins of the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, Director of Nutrition for Minneapolis Public Schools Rosemary Dederichs talks about new USDA child nutrition standards, and JoAnne Berkenkamp fills us in on the state of farm to school in Minnesota.

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