Deconstructing Dinner: GE-Free Zones II: campaign launch with Percy Schmeiser

23 Oct 2008 |
View all related to agriculture | Deconstructing Dinner | Food | GE Free Zones
Part II of a series that is tracking the evolution of a campaign to create a region in British Columbia, Canada that will be free of genetically-engineered (GE) plants and trees. On this episode, we listen in on the July 10, 2008 official campaign launch of the GE-Free Kootenays campaign. Featured at the event was the most vocal and well-known critic of genetically-engineered foods, Saskatchewan farmer Percy Schmeiser.

Crop To Cuisine: Mushrooms save the day (with Paul Stamets)

01 Dec 2008 |
View all related to agriculture | fungi | Local Food
On this episode of Crop To Cuisine we delve into the life and times of the mushroom. We discuss the importance of this organism to the health of the planet with renowned mycologist Paul Stamets. Stamets is one the leading scientists in the country, researching the medicinal,environmental, and culinary applications and significance of fungi.

To review: Reality Report episodes on food and energy

20 Nov 2008
View all related to agriculture | Energy | Food | Reality Report
The Reality Report has aired a number of episodes having to do with food and energy. Here's a retrospective of shows on this important topic.

Deconstructing Dinner: The Local Grain Revolution III

16 Oct 2008 |
View all related to agriculture | community supported agriculture | Deconstructing Dinner | Local Food | Local Grain Revolution
Host Jon Steinman visits with some of the players lending their support to Canada's first community supported agriculture (CSA) project for grain. Supporters such as David Everest - who will provide milling services to CSA members, and Jay Blackmore - one of four sailors who decided to sail the grains from the Creston Valley of B.C. to the city of Nelson along Kootenay Lake (a 56-hour fossil-fuel-free journey).

Richard Heinberg's MuseLetter: The Food and Farming Transition

01 Nov 2008
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The only way to avert a food crisis resulting from oil and natural gas price hikes and supply disruptions while also reversing agriculture’s contribution to climate change is to proactively and methodically remove fossil fuels from the food system. MuseLetter #199.

The rate of evolution: an interview with Dr. Craig Stockwell

13 Oct 2008 |
View all related to agriculture | Climate Change | evolution | science
Brian Magee talks with Dr. Craig Stockwell, professor of biology at North Dakota State University. Dr. Stockwell's research in contemporary evolution gives some clues as to what to expect as climate change advances.

Deconstructing Dinner: Lessons from Cuba / Employing Insect Farmers

21 Aug 2008 |
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Deconstructing Dinner correspondent Andrea Langlois traveled to Cuba where she met with Fernando Funes Monzoté - the son of one of the most recognized founders of the Cuban organic agriculture movement. Also, a workshop titled "Predator, Pollinator, Parasite"; hosted at the 2008 conference of the Certified Organic Associations of British Columbia.

Peak Moment: Cultivating a Suburban Foodshed

19 Aug 2008 | |
View all related to agriculture | Food | Peak Moment Television | Suburbia
Landscape architect Owen Dell has a vision: transforming suburban neighborhoods into shared "foodsheds" with food-bearing and native plants, and even chickens. Neighbors can start by finding edible plants already growing in their yards, maybe remove fences, plant what works best in each location. Best of all, share the resulting food abundance with one another and build the social network with shared food potlucks. Tour Owen's own edible landscape yard, including a rooftop container garden complete with visiting cat. Episode 123.

Deconstructing Dinner: Livestock Lost Series, Part I

03 Jul 2008 |
View all related to agriculture | Food
The Livestock Lost series examines the farming and business of meat, dairy and egg production. It explores the known and unknown dangers of meat production and what people can do to source alternatives to what many would refer to as a cultural staple of the North American diet. Part I looks at slaughterhouses and the culture of meat.

Crop to Cuisine: Innovations in Farming & Gardening

04 Aug 2008 |
View all related to agriculture | Crop to Cuisine | Food | Local Food | urban agriculture
Around the world, we face the worst food crisis in a decade. Many factors effect the cost and availability of food. But regardless of the political, social, and economic influences, we need to rethink the way we grow our food. If people around the world are going to feed themselves, we need to stop thinking in the past. This episode of Crop To Cuisine addresses somewhat new methods of farming & gardening.