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02-16-17
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Warren Porter, Ph.D. professor of zoology and environmental toxicology at the U. of WI-Madison, describes the health risks from ingredients (glyphosate + inerts) in Monsantos Roundup herbicide, at concentrations below what EPA says are safe.
The Detox Project
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02-09-17
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Richard Oswald, 5th generation farmer, poet and columnist for the Daily Yonder, President of the MO Farmers Union and Board member of the Organization for Competitive Markets, describes how farmers have been sold on pesticides, GMO seeds, and the myth of
Organization for Competitive Markets
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02-02-17
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Faith Rogow, Ph.D., the and co-author of helps us navigate fake news with critical thinking and observation sk
Insighters Educational Consultingills
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01-26-17
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Kathleen Dean Moore, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of philosophy at Oregon State University, nature essayist and author, discusses the moral urgency of climate change, hope, and insights from her book,
Kathleen Dean Moore On The Moral Urgency Of Climate Change
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01-19-17
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest James Greenblatt, M.D., discusses his recent webinar: with a specific focus on minerals, including lithium
James Greenblatt
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01-12-17
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Colleen Webb, M.S., R.D., Weill Cornell Medical Center, speaks about her work with gastro-intestinal disorders irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease, and how to promote gut health
Colleen Webb Nutrition
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01-05-17
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Jessica Almy, M.S., J.D., Deputy Director of Nutrition Policy, Center for Science in the Public Interest, discusses a behind-the-scenes expose of how food companies get their products featured in particular locations in supermarkets
Supermarket Shelves for Sale
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12-29-16
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Brenda Davy, Ph.D., R.D., Nutrition Professor and researcher at Virginia Tech, talks about the under-appreciated role of water in health promotion, disease prevention, brain function, and surprising role in weight control, especially among middle-aged and older populations. Find out how much water we need and why, plus challenges to water quality
Brenda Davy
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12-22-16
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Sriram Madhusoodanan, Director of Corporate Accountability Internationals Value[the]Meal Campaign, describes Corporate Accountabilitys successful efforts to expose and challenge Nestles infant formula promotion, tobacco advertising, and McDonalds fast food marketing targeted at children
Corporate Accountability International
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12-15-16
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Bettina Siegel, J.D., School food activist, named one of the and author of The Lunch Tray blog, describes her work to improve school lunch, and national policies affecting childrens food, including the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act
The Lunch Tray
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12-08-16
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest David Andrews, Ph.D., Senior Scientist at the Environmental Working Group discusses his recent reports on water contamination with the carcinogenic chemicals, Chromium-6, and PFOA. The latter is the chemical formerly used in the manufacturing of Teflon.
EWGEnviroBlog
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12-01-16
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Paul Winchester, M.D., Medical Director of the Neonatal and Intensive Care Unit at St. Francis Hospital, and Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Riley Childrens Hospital in Indianapolis, IN, discusses his research on pesticide-related birth defects and premature births.
PDFPaul D. Winchester, M.D.
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11-24-16
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Robert Schooler, Cornell University student who questioned the - pro-biotechnology rhetoric, and began a speaker series presenting an agro-ecological perspective on the impact of genetic engineering on food and farming
GMO WTF?
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11-17-16
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Alan Guebert, award-winning agricultural journalist, author of the nationally syndicated weekly column, and co-author of shares his insights on the impacts of U.S. farm and food policies
The Land of Milk and Uncle Honey
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11-10-16
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Genna Reed, M.A., science and policy analyst in the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists, discusses her new report:
Union of Concerned Scientists
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11-03-16
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Grace Gershuny, organic farmer and author of describes her work with USDA developing organic policy, and explains how organic certification helps farmers, consumers and our planet
Organic Revolutionary
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10-27-16
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Tyrone Hayes, Ph.D., biologist and professor of integrative biology at the University of California Berkeley, discusses his research on the hazards of Atrazine, an endocrine disrupting herbicide produced by Syngenta, and industrys resulting backlash
Beyond Pesticides
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10-20-16
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Lori Taylor, M.A., M.S., R.D., nutritionist, explores the science questioning the safety of genetically engineered foods and who benefits from the technology
Lori Taylor
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10-13-16
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Susan Swithers, Ph.D., professor of psychological sciences and behavioral neuroscientist at Purdue University discusses her research on the surprising effects of sweeteners on body weight and blood sugar, and financial conflict of interest in the food industry
The Center for Public Integrity
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10-06-16
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Caitlin Shetterly, author of describes her investigation into genetically engineered corn, her personal illness and recovery
Caitlin Shetterly
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09-29-16
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest David Vetter, award-winning organic farmer, Marquette, NE, discusses his philosophy, practices, challenges, and future of farming sustainably.
Dreaming of a Vetter World
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09-22-16
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Sheldon Krimsky, Ph.D., professor of urban and environmental policy and planning at Tufts University and co-editor of helps us rethink messages about the research and safety of genetically engineered foods.
GMO Deception
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09-15-16
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Naomi Oreskes, Ph.D., co-author of describes PR strategies for muddying scientific data
Merchants of Doubt
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09-08-16
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Josh Golin, Executive Director, Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood, discusses how marketers target children at home and school, and the challenges parents face raising healthy children in a
Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood
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09-01-16
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Bruce Hemming, Ph.D. President and CEO of Microbe Inotech Laboratories, Inc., St. Louis, MO, describes how glyphosate' s metal chelating actions can affect our gut microorganisms
MICROBE INOTECH LABS
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08-25-16
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Zen Honeycutt, Founder and Director of Moms Across America describes her organizations mission to protect childrens health, raise awareness about GMOs and related environmental toxins, and empower moms to create healthy communities
Moms Across America
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08-18-16
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Carrie Balkcom, Executive Director for the American Grassfed Association, and Certified Executive Chef, based in Denver, Colorado, defines standards, and describes how consumers can navigate meat labels in the marketplace
American Grassfed Association
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08-11-16
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Will Harris, 4th generation cattleman, describes his philosophy on raising livestock humanely, in cooperation with nature, on White Oak Pastures, Bluffton, Georgia
White Oak Pastures
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08-04-16
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Percy Schmeiser, canola farmer from Saskatchewan, Canada, describes his legal battle with Monsanto following the contamination of his land with genetically engineered (GMO) seeds
Percy Schmeiser vs Monsanto
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07-28-16
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Keeve Nachman, Ph.D., Director of the Center for a Livable Futures Food Production and Public Health Program at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, discusses his research on the effects of industrial agriculture on rural community health, with a focus on arsenic and antibiotics
Food Production and Public Health Program
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07-21-16
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Peter Menzel, award-winning photojournalist and co-author with Faith DAlusio of Hungry Planet: What the World Eats, Man Eating Bugs: The Art and Science of Eating Insects, and What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets, describes global consumption, entomophagy, and the images that put a face on food, health and agriculture.
Hungry Planet
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07-14-16
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Anthony Flaccavento, organic farmer, founder of Appalachian Sustainable Development, national thought-leader on sustainability, and author of Building a Healthy Economy from the Bottom Up: Harnessing Real-World Experience for Transformative Change, describes a road map for achieving ecologically healthy economies
Bottom Up Economy
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07-07-16
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest George Leventhal, immediate past president of the Montgomery County Council (Maryland), describes the challenges and ultimate success in banning county-wide use of cosmetic pesticides in public and private spaces
Landmark Law: The Case for Local Action
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06-30-16
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Jane Grover, DDS, Director of the Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations for the American Dental Association discusses solutions to Americas dental care crisis
Mouth Healthy
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06-23-16
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Ken Roseboro, editor and publisher of describes the steady growth in consumer demand for organic and non-GMO foods, areas of confusion, and GMO labeling
The Organic & Non-GMO Report
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06-16-16
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Kristin Schafer, co-author of describes the risks rural children face in agricultural communities across the U.S.
Pesticide Action Network (PAN) North America
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06-09-16
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Garrett Broad, Ph.D., author, describes the power of media and storytelling in promoting food justice, and the role food programs played in the Black Panther Partys strength.
Garrett M. Broad
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06-02-16
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Tao Orion, author of helps us rethink species, describes holistic land management, and explores our concept of wilderness.
Resilience Permaculture
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05-26-16
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Laura Lengnick, Ph.D., soil scientist and author of discusses the Paris climate talks, and necessary shifts in agriculture and policies to set the table of tomorrow. Part II
Regeneration International
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05-19-16
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Laura Lengnick, Ph.D., soil scientist and author of explains and challenges of climate change relating to food and farming. Part I
Climate Listening Project
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05-12-16
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Carey Gillam, research director at U.S. Right to Know, and former senior correspondent and investigative reporter for Reuters, describes her experiences covering the food and biotech industries, regulatory agencies and conflicts of interests
US-RTK
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05-05-16
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Tod Cooperman, M.D. President and Founder of Consumerlab.com, describes risks and benefits of some of the most popular dietary supplements, plus cocoa powder and dark chocolate
Consumerlab
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04-28-16
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Richard Louv, author of and most recently, explains why its critical to create a nature-rich life; and describes childrens human rights to the natural world
Richard Louv
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04-21-16
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Charles Benbrook, Ph.D., agricultural economist, describes the nutritional benefits of organic food. Part II
Organic vs non-organic food
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04-14-16
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Charles Benbrook, Ph.D., agricultural economist and member of the USDAs AC 21 biotechnology Agricultural Committee, describes safety, environmental impacts and public health consequences of genetically engineered crops and their related herbicides
Glyphosate-based herbicides
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04-07-16
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Liz Carlisle, Ph.D., author of and Fellow at the Center for Diversified Farming Systems at U.C. Berkeley, describes the power of cooperative rural communities in creating sustainable food systems
Lentil Underground
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03-31-16
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Lisa McDowell, M.S., R.D., Director of Clinical Nutrition and Wellness at St. Joseph Mercy Health System in Ann Arbor, MI, and team dietitian for the Detroit Red Wings, Olympic, collegiate and other pro-athletes, talks about sports and clinical nutrition
Priority Health Wellness Blog
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03-24-16
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Bill Marler, foodborne illness lawyer and expert in food safety, discusses ways to prevent national foodborne illness outbreaks in general, the Chipotle incident in particular, and the six risky foods he never eats
Marler Blog
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03-17-16
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Kathleen Delate, Ph.D., professor of horticulture at IA State University describes her research on the benefits of organic farming systems
Iowa State UniversityOrganic Agriculture Program
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03-10-16
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Reed Mangels, Ph.D., R.D. Nutrition advisor for the Vegetarian Resource Group, and nutrition professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, discusses vegetarian diets.
The Vegetarian Resource Group
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03-03-16
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Amanda Hitt, Director of the Government Accountability Project Food Integrity Campaign, describes the role food industry whistleblowers play in stopping abuses to animals, people and the environment.
Food Integrity Campaign
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02-25-16
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Doug Crabtree, M.S., organic heirloom grain and pulse (legumes, lentils, beans, peas) farmer, explains his conservation-based land ethic for sustainable food production, and farm policies he would change to create greater national food security. The United Nations declared 2016 the international year of
International Year of Pulses
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02-18-16
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Colette Cosner, former Executive Director of the Domestic Fair Trade Association, explains how free trade agreements impact farm workers and immigration, and how we can be more
Domestic Fair Trade
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02-11-16
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Jim Goodman, organic dairy farmer, member of Family Farm Defenders, and the Organic Consumers Association defines food security, food sovereignty, and discusses how the Trans Pacific Trade Partnership benefits global corporations, not family farmers.
Trans Pacific Partnership Protest
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01-28-16
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Gail Hansen, DVM, MPH, discusses the increasing risk of antibiotic-resistant infections resulting from rising rates of misuse and abuse of antibiotics in animal agriculture on a global scale.
Keep Antibiotics Working
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02-04-16
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Dave Seddon, Registered Dietitian, Board President and CEO of the Maine Farm and Sea Cooperative, Americas first farm-institution food service cooperative. Seddon explains the social, economic and public health benefits of cooperative, regional food production and procurement.
Maine Farm and Sea Cooperative
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01-21-16
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Valerie Segrest, M.S., Native American nutritionist, co-author of and coordinator of the Muckleshoot Food Sovereignty Project, discusses how genetically engineered salmon violate tribal treaty rights and pose a risk to future generations.
Campaign for GE-Free Seafood
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01-14-16
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Robert Shetterly, artist and founder of the project, explains his humanitarian work: painting portraits and telling the stories of exemplary citizens who have promoted social and environmental justice
Americans Who Tell the Truth
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01-07-16
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Jonathan Lundgren, Ph.D. Award-winning entomologist discusses his research on neonicotinoid pesticides, their pervasive use, harmful effects, and why he left his USDA lab to start an independent research and education farm. (Part 2)
Blue Dasher Farm
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12-31-15
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Jonathan Lundgren, Ph.D., Agroecologist and Entomologist, discusses his 20-years of research on bugs, pesticides, and why he left his USDA lab to start an independent research farm that focuses on producing healthier food in natures image. (Part I)
Blue Dasher Farm
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12-24-15
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Representative Louise Slaughter, M.S., Congresswoman, 25th District New York State discusses her efforts to pass legislation -- -- that would prohibit the dangerous use of routine antibitoics on industrial farms. Where are the roadblocks, and what can consumers do to protect our food, drugs and health?
Representative Louise Slaughter
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12-17-15
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Aimee Code, M.S., Pesticide Program Director at the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, will discuss the widespread use, and unintended consequences of neonicotinoid pesticides
Xerces Society
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12-10-15
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Kelay Trentham, R.D., oncology dietitian discusses the role medical cannabis can play in relieving cancer treatment side-effects, challenges of treatment with marijuana, plus why red and processed meats increase cancer risk
Oncology Nutrition
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12-03-15
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Catherine Badgley, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at U. of MI defines biodiversity, why it is essential for survival and how we might drive more sustainable food systems
LSA EEB
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11-26-15
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Nicolette Hahn Niman, author, describes her manifesto of an environmental lawyer and vegetarian turned cattle rancher.
Nicolette Hahn Niman
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11-19-15
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Stacia Clinton, R.D., Regional Direcctor, Health Care Without Harm Healthy Food in Health Care Program, and Chair of the Clinician Champions in Comprehensive Antibiotic Stewardship, explains the high cost of antibiotic resistance, and how hospital infections can be traced to farming practices
Healthy Food in Health Care
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11-12-15
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Dana Gunders, Staff Scientist, National Resources Defense Council and author of the discusses how to reduce food waste, plus recpe ideas for leftovers
Waste Free Kitchen Handbook
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11-05-15
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest David Mortensen, Ph.D., Professor of Weed Ecology, Penn State U., explains unintended consequences of GMO crops engineered to resist herbicides, how weeds develop herbicide resistance, and alternatives to herbicides
Natural Resources Defense Council
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10-29-15
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Richard Oswald, 5th generation family farmer, journalist (Progressive Farmer, Daily Yonder), President, Missouri Farmers' Union and director for Organization for Competitive Markets and Board member, National Farmers\' Union, discusses consolidation in farming and agricultural legislation affecting U.S. food security
Organization for Competitive Markets
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10-22-15
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Nancy Zucker, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Eating Disorders, Duke University Medical Center, discusses her research on eaters, and explains what is typical, what is not and why
Duke Center for Eating Disorders
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10-15-15
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Laura Batcha, CEO and Executive Director of the Organic Trade Association, defines busts myths, and explains the unique benefits of organic farming and food production
Organic Trade Association
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10-08-15
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Routt Reigart, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina, co-editor of the 6th Edition of the EPA Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisonings, and Father of the Childrens Environmental Health Movement, discusses the impact of pesticides on childrens health
Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisonings
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10-01-15
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest JoAnne Berkenkamp, M.S., Senior Advocate for the Natural Resources Defense Council, Food and Agriculture Program discusses food waste.
NDRC
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09-24-15
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Robert McChesney, Ph.D., Gutgsell Endowed Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and cofounder, Free Press, discusses media, money and politics as it influences food and farming choices. The need for media literacy has never been greater
Robert W. McChesney
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09-17-15
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Douglas Gayeton, award-winning multi-media artist and mastermind behind the and explains why and how he and wife Laura Howard-Gayeton, use language and graphics to transform our food system
Lexicon of Food
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09-10-15
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Diana Dyer, M.S., R.D. dietitian and organic garlic farmer reveals the single barrier preventing her from farming in her youth; she describes the soil-food web, the benefits of organic farming, and connects soil, plant and human health
Dyer Family Organic Farm
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09-03-15
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Katherine Pryor, childrens book author and sustainable food systems educator returns to discuss the story behind her latest delightful book, Zoras Zucchini. Perfect for food literacy classroom activities and helping children appreciate gardenings power in building a healthy community
Meet Author Katherine Pryor
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08-27-15
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Anna Lappe, sustainable food advocate, and co-author of Spinning Food: How Food Industry Front Groups and Covert Communications are Shaping the Story of Food, reveals how industry front groups mislead, misinform, and twist how we think about food and farming
Anna Lappe
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08-20-15
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Richard Bickel, international photojournalist, captures images of the Oystermen of Apalachicola, FL, and describes environmental threats to the region, its prized shellfish, people and culture
Apalachicola Riverkeeper
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08-13-15
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Bill Wilson, Co-Founder Birds and Beans Coffee, LLC, explains how shade-grown, coffee protects migratory bird populations, and our planet
Birds and Beans
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08-06-15
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Lani Malmberg, describes how and why she works with goats to provide a safe, natural, ecological answer to weed control and land restoration
Manage Weeds with Goats
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07-30-15
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Sean Sellers, M.A., Senior Investigator/Monitor, Fair Food Standards Council, Sarasota, FL, describes farm labor conditions in Immokalee Florida, and how farmworker standards, monitoring and education have advanced the human rights of farmworkers and supported ethical supply chains
Fair Food Standards Council
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07-23-15
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Jonathan Latham, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Bioscience Resource Project and Editor, Independent Science News, Ithaca, NY, questions the assumptions, narratives, and PR spin re food, agriculture, and biotechnology
Independent Science News
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07-16-15
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Louis Guillette, Jr., Ph.D., Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Director, Marine Biomedicine and Environmental Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina and Hollings Marine Laboratory, describes his research showing how environmental contaminants harm alligators and similarly, humans
Beyond Pesticides
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07-09-15
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Amy Mondlach, Toxic Tater Campaign Coordinator, describes how pesticide drift from potato fields owned by Ronald D. Offutt (RDO), the largest potato grower in the world and one of McDonalds leading potato suppliers, are harming children and the environment in north central Minnesota
Toxic Taters
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07-02-15
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Justin Sonnenberg, Ph.D., Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University School of Medicine, author of discusses the impact of antibiotic overuse, the promise and uncertainties of probiotics, the gut-brain connection and how aging impacts the microbiota. (Part II)
Sonnenberg Lab
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06-25-15
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Justin Sonnenberg, Ph.D., Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University School of Medicine, author of The Good Gut: Taking Control of Your Weight, Your Mood, and Your Long-Term Health, describes our gut bacterias role in health and disease. (Part I)
Sonnenberg Lab
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06-18-15
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Kimber Stanhope, PhD, RD, associate research nutritional biologist, University of California-Davis, discusses the relationship between sugar consumption, metabolic disease and industrys influence on science and health policy
SugarScience
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06-11-15
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest E. G. Vallianatos, Ph.D., author of takes us behind the scenes of his 25 year career at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Poison Spring
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06-04-15
Melinda Hememlgarn - guest Jeannie Economos, Pesticide safety and environmental health project coordinator, Farmworker Association of Florida, discusses toxic Lake Apopka how agriculutral chemicals have harmed the natural environment and farmworker health
Farmworker Association of Florida
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05-28-15
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Andy Bellati, M.S., R.D., explains how the food industry influences what we think about food and health, and food industry deception vs. reality
Small Bites
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05-21-15
Melinda Hemmelgarn - Bruce Lanphear, M.D., M.P.H, clinician scientist at the Child & Family Research Institute, BC Childrens Hospital, and Professor at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia, talks about environmental toxins, their impact on childrens health, and profit motives that take precedence over public health
Environmental Health Atlas
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05-14-15
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Jennifer Hartle, PhD., M.H.S., Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Standford University School of Medicine, and environmental health scientist talks about Bisphenol-A (BPA), the estrogen-mimicking compound that leaches out of plastics, food and beverage cans, and found in school lunch
BPA Guide
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05-07-15
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Suzanne Dixon, M.P.H., M.S., R.D., dietitian with expertise in nutrition and chronic disease prevention describes the most important steps we can take to improve our diets. Tune in for a big picture look at nutrition science
No Nutrition Fear
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04-30-15
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Lenore Arab, Ph.D. Nutritional epidemiologist, UCLA, explains how fruits, vegetables and unique components of tea can help protect our health
Lenore Arab
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04-23-15
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States discusses his organizations role in protecting animal welfare, our natural kinship with animals, and ways we can see through corporate propaganda about industrial farms
Humane Society of the United States
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04-16-15
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Jahi Chappel, Ph.D. Director of Agroecology and Agriculture Policy at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, talks about the report he co-authored
Deepening Food Democracy
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04-09-15
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Anthony Flaccavento, organic farmer and entrepreneur describes his local foods to increase the the use of locally raised food in restaurants and food service
SCALE
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04-02-15
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Stephen Ritz, South Bronx educator featured in TEDx Manhattan, one of the top 10 finalists for the Global Teacher Prize describes the Green Bronx Machine and how growing vegetables in school changed the lives of his students in one of the poorest school districts in the country
Green Bronx Machine
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03-26-15
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Anita Poeppel, Illinois farmer, speaks about the hazards of pesticide drift, and the Spray Drift Education Network, created to help report, monitor and protect rural families, crops and CSA customers who want pesticide-free food
Spray Drift Education Network
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03-19-15
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Sanjay Rawal, director, discusses his documentary film that sheds light on past and present farm worker conditions with hope and actions for justice
Food Chain$
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03-12-15
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Margaret Reeves, Ph.D., Senior Scientist and advocate at the Pesticide Action Network describes the risks farmworkers face from pesticide exposure and the new Equitable Farm Initiative
EFI
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03-05-15
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Jo Ann Hattner, MPH, RD, dietitian and author of describes foods that nourish and protect gut microorganisms
Gut Insight
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02-26-15
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest 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
Introduction to the US Food System
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02-19-15
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest 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 the benefits of biodiversity and permaculture in feeding the world (not GMOs)
Never Ending Food
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02-12-15
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest 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
Your Brain on Food
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02-05-15
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest 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
Greenhorns
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01-29-15
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest 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
Wood Prairie Farm
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01-22-15
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Ted Genoways, author of continues his discussion revealing the true cost of food, including antibiotic resistance, declining water quality and how we can help build a sustainable food system. Part II of II
Ted Genoways
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01-15-15
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Ted Genoways, author of 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
Ted Genoways
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01-08-15
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Paul Hanley, environment columnist with the Saskatoon StarPhoenix and author of which describes how 11 billion people on Earth by centurys end will change everything. Hanley discusses consumerism and the need to evaluate food and farming through an ecological lens for a sustainable future
Paul Hanley
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01-01-15
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Nancy Clark, M.S., R.D. Registered Dietitian, internationally respected sports nutritionist, athlete and author of describes elements of a winning sports diet and how to
Nancy Clark
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12-25-14
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Jill Nussinow, M.S., R.D., dietitian and author of discusses her new cookbook which focuses on a plant-based diet rich in cruciferous vegetables, herbs, alliums, mushrooms, pulse, seeds and nuts, and their health-promoting and flavorful attributes
The Veggie Queen
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12-18-14
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Andrianna Natsoulas, author of describes the principles and pillars of the consequences of fish and shrimp farming, and how consumers can be advocates for food justice
Food Voices
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12-11-14
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Brian Wansink, Ph.D., Director of Cornell Universitys Food and Brand Lab, and author of explains ways we can simply tweak our most common food environments, we can easily lose unwanted pounds and achieve better health
Slim By Design
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12-04-14
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Eric Herm, 4th generation TX cotton farmer and author of Son of a Farmer, Child of the Earth, and Surviving Ourselves: The Evolution of Community, Education, and Agriculture in the 21st Century, describes challenges to sustainable farming and solutions for healing the planet.
Son of a Farmer
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11-27-14
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Deborah Madison, Americas leading authority on vegetarian cooking, talks about her life, kitchen, garden, and latest cookbooks: , and 2014 James Beard Award-winning .
Deborah Madison
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11-20-14
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Amanda Heyman, attorney, provides legal counsel for independent farmers & food businesses; she discusses legal aspects of GMO, organic and natural labeling, and threats from pesticide drift
Lawyers for Good Food
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11-13-14
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Janisse Ray, author of the The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food, describes hopeful, collective actions to protect our sacred seeds, farmers rights and the future of our food
Janisse Ray
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11-06-14
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Mary Stein, M.S., Deputy Director, National Farm to School Network explains how increasing local food in schools from regional farms to school gardens -- improves child nutrition, school performance and community development
National Farm to School Network
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10-30-14
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Robert Lustig, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, University of California San Francisco, author of Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease, and featured in the film, FED UP exposes myths and offers solutions for fixing the obesity epidemic
Fed Up
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10-23-14
Melinda Hemmlgarn - guest Robert Kremer, Ph.D., microbiologist formerly with the U.S.D.As Agricultural Research Service and Adjunct Professor of Soil Microbiology at the University of Missouri, describes how glyphosate (Roundup) affects soil microbiology, ecology, and plant susceptibility to disease
European Journal of Agronomy
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10-16-14
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Karen Collins, M.S., RDN, Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Advisor to the American Institute for Cancer Research describes dietary strategies for cancer prevention
Karen Collins Nutrition
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10-09-14
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Michael Graziano, producer and director of the film, Resistance which describes the history of antibiotics and how we are moving towards a post-antibiotic era, largely due to misuse in livestock production
Resistance the Film
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10-02-14
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Raymon Seidler, Ph.D., former Senior Scientist at the Environmental Protection Agency, Corvallis, OR, and author of Pesticide Use on Genetically Engineered Crops, explains the failed promises and real risks of pesticides used with GMO crops
Environmental Working Group
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09-25-14
Melinda Hemmelgarn - gurdt Margaret Carrel, Ph.D., medical geographer and Assistant Professor, University of Iowa, describes her research which investigated residential proximity to confined swine feeding operations and heightened risk for infection with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
Margaret Carrel
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09-18-14
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Jeff Ritterman, M.D., member, Physicians for Social Responsibility, and former Chief of Cardiology at Kaiser Richmond Medical Center, CA, explores the link between fatal kidney disease among farmers in Central America, Sri Lanka and India and exposure to heavy metals and Monsantos RoundUp herbicide
Truth-Out
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09-11-14
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Mary Jo Forbord, RD, organic farmer and registered dietitian describes the intersection of health and agriculture, and the challenges she faces on her farm, and to public health, from increased pesticide use weapons of mass destruction.
Prairie Horizons Farm
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09-04-14
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Lynn Dornblaser, Director of Innovation and Insight, at Mintel, an international global market research and analysis firm, describes the difference between fads and trends, and her experience tracking and analyzing new food products
MINTEL
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08-28-14
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Jaydee Hansen: Senior Policy Analyst for the Center for Food Safety discusses how nanotechnology is being applied to foods and food-related products, and lack of regulation
Center for Food Safety
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08-21-14
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Harold Goldstein: Executive Director, California Center for Public Health Advocacy, describes his work to reduce childhood obesity, specifically targeted on sugar-sweetened beverages
CCPHA
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08-14-14
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Norma Flores Lopez: Director, Children in the Fields Campaign at the Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs, describes child labor in agriculture, including her own personal experience at age 12
Human Rights Watch Report
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08-07-14
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Robert Shimek: Interim Executive Director of the White Earth Land Recovery Project, and Founder of the Toxic Tater Coalition, discusses the public health consequences associated with pesticides used in potato production in Northern MN.
Toxic Taters
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07-31-14
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Seth Holmes, Ph.D., M.D., anthropologist and author: Fresh Fruit: Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States, describes the living, working, and health conditions of migrant farm workers. (Part II)
Seth Holmes
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07-24-14
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Jose Oliva, Associate Director of the Food Chain Workers Alliance describes the wages (the restaurant industry lobbies to keep the federal tipped minimum wage at $2.13) and working conditions of those who cook and serve food in our nations restaurants
Food Chain Workers Alliance
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07-17-14
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest John Pastor, Ph.D., Project Art for Nature, and Natural Resources Research Institute, University of MN-Duluth, describes differences between scientific and political perspectives, and his research on the effects of the mining industry on MNs sacred wild rice
Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness
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07-10-14
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Joanne Ikeda, M.A., R.D., Nutritionist Emeritus, Dept. of Nutritional Sciences, University of CA-Berkeley, explains how to protect children from becoming casualties in the War on Obesity, and describes the health at every size approach to weight management
ASDAH
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07-03-14
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Rose Hayden-Smith, Ph.D., U.S. garden historian and author of Sowing the Seeds of Victory: American Gardening Programs of World War I, explains how home, school and community gardens have historically proven vital to national security and resiliency
Rose Hayden-Smith
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06-26-14
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Steve Suppan, Ph.D., author of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy report: Nanomaterials In Soil: Our Future Food Chain?
IATP
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06-19-14
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Rob McCaleb, Founder and President of the Herb Research Foundation, discusses the benefits of natures medicines -- herbs for health promotion and natural healing
Herb News
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06-12-14
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Margo Wootan, Ph.D., Director of Nutrition Policy, Center for Science in the Public Interest, featured in the film, Fed Up, discusses food marketing directed towards children and strategies for parents
CSPI
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06-05-14
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Joan Dye Gussow, Ed.D., Professor Emeritus, Columbia Universitys Teachers College, matriarch of the eat locally, think globally food movement discusses nutritional ecology and her lifes work
Joans Garden
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05-29-14
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest James Hill, Ph.D., Founding Executive Director of the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center at the University of Colorado, co-founder of the National Weight Control Registry, and co-author of State of Slim, talks about healthy weight, and surprising factors influencing the number on the scale
James O. Hill, Ph.D.
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05-22-14
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Seth Holmes, M.D., anthropologist and author: Fresh Fruit: Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States, describes crossing the U.S. border with Mexican migrant workers who risk their lives to pick our fruit, working conditions and policies that create suffering
Seth M. Holmes PhD, MD
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05-15-14
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Alan Branhagen, Director of Horticulture, Powell Gardens, Kingsville, MO, describes how to care for edible plants, and the Heartland Harvest Garden, our nations largest edible landscape
Powell Gardens
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05-08-14
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Calen May-Tobin, Policy Analyst, Tropical Forest and Climate Initiative, Union of Concerned Scientists, discusses the role of palm oil in climate change, and his report: Donuts, Deodorant, Deforestation: Scoring Americas Top Brands on Their Palm Oil Commitments.
Palm Oil Score
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05-01-14
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Kelly Tappenden, Ph.D., R.D., Professor of Nutrition and Gastrointestinal physiology, University of IL-Urbana, talks about the microbiome, and the critical role our gut micro-organisms play in health, with specific reference to her research on auto-immune disease
Human Microbiome Project
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04-24-14
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Mark Hobreich, M.D., board certified allergist discusses allergy trends, his surprising research in Amish farming communities, and how to live well with allergies
Food Allergy Research and Education
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04-17-14
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Roger Blobaum, organic historian, advocate and educator, describes the organic movement past and present with highlights of his 40 year collection of organic historical documents being archived at the Wisconsin Historical Society
The Organic Movement Past and Present
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04-10-14
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Kathrynne Holden, M.S., R.D., expert on diet and Parkinsons Disease talks about risk factors and nutrition strategies to help people live well with this neurological disorder
Nutrition You Can Live With
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04-03-14
Melinda Hemmelgarn - Susan Nagel, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health, University of MO-Columbia, talks about her research on endocrine disrupting chemicals, and their use in fracking to extract natural gas.
TEDX
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03-27-14
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Chuck Benbrook, Ph.D., Washington State University, explains his research showing the benefits of organic food and farming: higher antioxidants and vitamins, reduced pesticide use, and healthier fats in organic milk
CSANR
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03-20-14
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Patsy Catsos, M.S.,R.D., author of IBS: Free at Last! Change Your Carbs, Change Your Life, talks about Irritable Bowel Syndrome and other gastrointestinal disorders and the FODMAP Elimination Diet to alleviate symptoms
IBSFree.net
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03-13-14
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Brenda Davis, R.D., member, Vegetarian Hall of Fame, and author of Becoming Vegan, Becoming Raw, and Defeating Diabetes. Davis describes healthful components of vegetarian raw diets and her work reversing diabetes on the Marshall Islands
Brenda Davis, R.D.
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03-06-14
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Benny McLean, Production Manager, Uncle Matts Organic, talks about organic citrus, the role of the soil, benefits of biodiversity and the challenges of citrus greening
Uncle Matts Organic
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02-27-14
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Eric Lee-Mader, Assistant Pollinator Conservation Program Director, the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, shares his knowledge of how food production is dependent upon beneficial insects and conservation
Xerces Society
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02-13-14
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Doug Gurian-Sherman, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Food & Environment Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists describes genetic engineering, the resulting rise of superweeds, and the risks to local food and wildlife from new 2,4-D -resistant GMO crops
Union of Concerned Scientists
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02-06-14
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Joe Maxwell, Vice President of Outreach and Engagement for the Humane Society of the United States, and former MO State Representative, State Senator, and Lieutenant Governor. From protecting natural resources to stopping ag-gag laws, Maxwell describes his work with the Humane Society, and discusses the policies driving changes in farming, food, and rural community health
The Humane Society
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01-30-14
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Urvashi Rangan, Ph.D., Director, Consumer Safety and Sustainability, Consumer Reports, discusses the recent national outbreak of Salmonella attributed to chicken and the presence of antibiotic-resistant resistant bacteria on chicken breasts in supermarkets nationwide. Rangan interprets eco-labels and suggests ways to improve food safety
Green Choices
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2014-01-
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Klaas Martens, organic farmer, describes beneficial organic practices, and risks from farm chemicals on our environment, soil and public health. (Part II)
Lakeview Organic Grain
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01-16-14
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Klaas Martens, New York State farmer, writer and researcher specializing in organic feed and seed. Martens began his career as a conventional grower, but switched to organic farming, only to discover higher yields and improved soil and personal health. Martens explains why he made the transition and the successful growth of his 1,400 acres of certified organic crops
Lakeview Organic Grain
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01-09-14
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Kathy Pryor, MS, Program Director, Washington Healthy Food in Health Care, Health Care Without Harm, and author of the childrens book, Sylvias Spinach. Pryor discusses opportunities to improve foodservice in hospitals, and her new passion: writing stories for children about healthy food and school gardens
Katherine Pryor
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01-02-14
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Niki Strealy, RD author of The Diarrhea Dietitian: Expert Advice, Practical Solutions and Strategic Nutrition, talks about what can cause bowel problems, and how to prevent them
The Diarrhea Dietitian
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12-26-13
Melinda Hemmelgarn - Claire Hope Cummings , environmental lawyer, journalist, farmer, and author of Uncertain Peril: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Seeds, discusses the ethical and political considerations of patenting and engineering seed. (Part I)
Claire Hope Cummings
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12-19-13
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Capt. Joseph Hibbeln, M.D. , Acting Chief, Section on Nutritional Neurochemistry, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, talks about his research on omega-3 fatty acids, neuro-development and mental health
LMBB - Section of Nutritional Neuroscience
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12-12-13
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Bev Veals , cancer patient who received national media attention for being denied health insurance, talks about the pesticide exposure which she links to her cancer, as well as how the Affordable Health Care Act will provide access to life-saving health care
WCSH TV
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12-05-13
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest April Winslow, M.S., R.D. Co-founder of the International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians, and Founder, Choose to Change nutrition services. Winslow describes the connection between nutrition, psychotherapy, depression, and eating disorders
Choose to Change
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11-28-13
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Daphne Miller, M.D., physician, professor of family medicine at the U. of CA, San Francisco, columnist for the WA Post, and author of The Jungle Effect, and Farmacology: What Innovative Family Farming Can Teach Us About Health and Healing, describes the connections between ecology, the natural world, modern medicine and health
Daphne Miller, M.D.
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11-21-13
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Art Sherwood, Ph.D., Associate Professor of management at Indiana State University and Vice President of the Bloomingfoods Co-op Board of Directions, describes the economic and community benefits of democratic, sustainable cooperative business models, grocery stores and beyond
CDS Consulting Co-op
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11-14-13
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Twila C. Liggett, Ph.D., Founder and Executive Producer of the PBS Childrens TV Series, Reading Rainbow, describes her new multi-media project: Betty Spaghettis Flying Food Adventures, which will help children fall in love with eating good food
Betty Spaghetti Show
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11-07-13
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Ronni Chernoff, Ph.D., R.D., Associate Director Education and Evaluation, Little Rock Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center. Chernoff is one of the nations leading experts on nutrition and aging. Shell tell how to age well and determine nutritional risk
Nutritional Checklist
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10-31-13
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Dan Schlademan, Director of the Making Change at Walmart campaign, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, discusses wage disparity, economic injustice, and American taxpayer subsidies to Walmart, the worlds largest private employer
Making Change at Walmart
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10-24-13
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Jay Feldman, M.S., Executive Director and Cofounder of Beyond Pesticides, and member of the National Organic Standards Board, describes the unintended consequences of pesticides, herbicide-resistant genetically engineered crops, and ways to protect vulnerable populations, pollinators and the organic food label
Beyond Pesticides
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10-17-13
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Annie Kay, M.S., R.D., dietitian, registered yoga teacher, and author of Every Bite is Divine, describes her conscious and mindful eating program at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
Every Bite is Divine
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10-10-13
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest John Peck, Ph.D., Executive Director of Family Farm Defenders discusses farmers rights, food security, food sovereignty, and the effects of global free vs. fair food trade policies on food labels, food safety, economics and human rights
Family Farm Defenders
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10-03-13
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Thomas Neltner, J.D., Former Director, Pew Charitable Trusts Food Additives Project discusses his research into the science, safety and conflicts of interest when approving chemical compounds added to our food
Food Additives Project
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09-26-13
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Jennifer Harris, Ph.D. MBA, Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, Yale University, talks about her research into the extent and psychological impact of children exposure to food advertising and encourages parent advocacy
Rudd Roots Parents
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09-19-13
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Ricardo Salvador, Ph.D., Senior Scientist and Director of the Food and Environment Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, connects agriculture to human health and talks about the new UCS report, The $11 Trillion Reward: How Simple Dietary Changes Can Save Lives and Money, and How We Get There.
$11 Trillion Reward
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09-12-13
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Anna Lappe, Project Director, Food MythBusters, talks about the subject of her new short movie which exposes how Big Food aggressively targets children, and ways parents and communities can fight back
Food MythBusters
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09-05-13
Melinda Hemmelgarn - Guest Mark Kopecky, Soils Agronomist, Organic Valley/ CROPP Cooperative, explains how soil health is key to crop yields, plant nutrition, animal and human health
Organic Valley
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08-29-13
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Don Davis, Ph.D., U. of TX researcher who discovered nutritional decline and dilution with the rush for higher yields and bigger crops
HortScience
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08-22-13
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Elizabeth U: author of Raising Dough: the Complete Guide to Financing a Socially Responsible Food Business, talks about fund raising options to support food entrepreneurs
Finance for Food
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08-15-13
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Theresa Podoll, organic seed farmer in North Dakota, describes the myth of GMO co-existence and her observations of agriculture over the past few decades
Prairie Road Organic Seed
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08-08-13
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Howard Vlieger, describes inflammatory effects of GMO feed on hog stomachs. (Part 2)
A long-term toxicology study
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08-01-13
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Howard Vlieger, farmer and co-author of research documenting harm from GMO crops and feed. (Part 1)
A long-term toxicology study
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07-25-13
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Deborah Eden Tull, Founder of Mindful Living Revolution, and author of The Natural Kitchen: Your Guide to the Sustainable Food Revolution, describes her journey as a Zen Buddhist Monk, and the critical role of mindfulness in true sustainability
Deborah Eden Tull
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07-18-13
Melnda Hemmelgarn - guest Diana Robinson, Campaign and Education Coordinator of the Food Chain Worker Alliance, exposes some of the hidden faces and working conditions in the food industry
Food Chain Workers Alliance
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07-11-13
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Philip Ackerman-Leist, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Director of the Farm and Food Project at Green Mountain College (VT), will discuss his new book: `Rebuilding the Foodshed: How to Create Local, Sustainable, and Secure Food Systems.`
Rebuilding the Foodshed
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07-04-13
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Kiera Mulvey, Executive Director, FairShare CSA Coalition, Madison, WI, explains the CSA model and her Coalitions new seasonal cookbook, `Farm Fresh and Fast.`
Fairshare
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06-27-13
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Steve Smith, Director of Agriculture for Red Gold canned tomatoes, and Chairman of the Save Our Crops Coalition, discusses a new class of genetically modified dicamba- and 2,4-D-tolerant crops, increased herbicide spray drift, and costly damage to fruit and vegetable crops
Save Our Crops Coalition
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06-20-13
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Penelope Jagessar Chaffer, award-winning filmmaker and childrens health advocate, talks about the effects of toxic chemicals on children, and her `Toxic Baby` app
Penelope Jagessar Chaffer: Filmmaker
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06-13-13
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director of Food and Water Watch, and author of Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America, describes exploitation and corporate influence in our food system, as well as hope for restoring our democracy
Foodopoly
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06-06-13
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Patricia Allen, Ph.D., talks about her book, Together at the Table: Sustainability and Sustenance in the American Agrifood System, and raises awareness of, and solutions for food injustice
Save Our Crops Coalition
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05-30-13
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Bill Marler, personal injury trial lawyer and national expert in foodborne illness litigation discusses his career which began when represented the most seriously injured survivor of the Jack in the Box E. coli 0157:H7 outbreak
Marler Blog
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05-23-13
Melinda Hemmelgarn - Tod Cooperman, M.D., President of ConsumerLab.com, independent tester of dietary supplements discusses safety, efficacy and regulation of nutritional supplements
Consumer Lab
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05-16-13
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Will Daniel, Senior Vice President of operations and organic integrity with Earthbound Farm discusses food safety issues affecting leafy greens from farm to consumer
Earthbound Farm
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05-09-13
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Wes Jamison, Associate Professor of Public Relations at Palm Beach Atlantic University, talks about lean finely textured beef (better known as pink slime), and consumer perceptions of meat and food safety risk
Wes Jamison
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05-02-13
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Cynthia Connolly, owner and operator of Ladybird Organics Farm and President of Monticello Vineyards and Winery, Floridas only organic farm winery describes how worm castings eliminated her need for expensive irrigation
Ladybird Organics
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04-25-13
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Lynn Clarkson, President, Clarkson Grain, will talk about how and if GMO crops can co-exist with organic and non-GMO crops, and the threat of GMO amylase corn created for the ethanol industry.
eXtension
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04-18-13
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Julie Mennella, Ph.D., Researcher, Monell Chemical Senses Center, will talk about the biology behind childrens taste and flavor preferences
Monell Chemical Senses Center
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04-11-13
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Sandor Katz, aka Sandorkraut, will talk about his latest book, The Art of Fermentation: An In-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from Around the World, and how he became a fermentation revivalist.
Wild Fermentation
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04-04-13
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Zenobia Barlow, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Center for Ecoliteracy, will talk about her book, ECO Literate: How Educators are Cultivating Emotional, Social, and Ecological Intelligence.
Center for Ecoliteracy
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03-28-13
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Heather Day, co-founder and Director of the Community Alliance for Global Justice, talks about Our Food, Our Right: Recipes for Food Justice, and the basics of food sovereignty
CAGJ
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03-21-13
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Paul Tukey, Filmmaker, author and Founder of the Safe Lawns Foundation, talks about his documentary film, Chemical Reaction, which charts the medical, legal and political fight to ban lawn pesticides in Hudson, Quebec
Safe Lawns Foundation
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03-14-13
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Anne Mosness, Captain of commercial fishing boats from Copper River to Bristol Bay, Alaska, will talk about the threat of genetically engineered salmon to wild fisheries, healthy coastal economies and ecosystems
Center for Food Safety
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03-07-13
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Lori Dorfman, DrPH, Director of the Berkeley Media Studies Group and digital marketing expert, will talk about how food marketing and media infiltrate our lives and influence youth
BMSG
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02-28-13
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Gail Myers, Ph.D., anthropologist who studies African American farming and youth garden projects discusses her new film, Rhythms of the Land! and describes the transformative nature of gardens
Grow it! Eat it! Love it!
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02-21-13
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Phil Howard, Ph.D., Michigan State University talks about his research into the consolidation of the food industry, for which he uses unique infographics to help consumers see the true narrowing of our choices in the marketplace
Philip H. Howard
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02-14-13
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Josh Golin, Associate Director of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, discusses the challenging media and screen environments in which our children live, and how parents can reclaim their children from corporate marketers
CCFC
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02-07-13
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Fred vom Saal, Ph.D., Curators Professor of Biology, University of MO-Columbia. Dr. vom Saal talks about his decades long investigation into Bisphenol A (BPA), how the dose doesnt always make the poison, and why it has been so difficult to remove harmful chemicals from our environment.
BPA
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01-31-13
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Martha Herbert, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and author of The Autism Revolution: Whole Body Strategies for Making Life All it Can Be, will discuss the connections between diet, environmental contaminants and autism
The Autism Revolution
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01-24-13
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Kathy Kater, LICSW, psychotherapist and author of Healthy Body Image: Teaching Kids What they Need to Know, will discuss how to prevent eating disorders and help youth feel secure within their unique body shapes and sizes
Healthy Body Image
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01-17-13
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Michael Hansen, senior scientist at Consumers Union, will discuss Consumer Unions latest report on antibiotic resistant bacteria found in supermarket pork chops and ground pork across the U.S.
Not in My Food
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01-10-13
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Joy Spencer, Project Director of the Digital Food Marketing and Youth Initiative at the Center for Digital Democracy, discusses how children are targeted by online marketers and how the Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act can help
Digital Democracy
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01-03-13
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Andy Fisher, author of the upcoming book, Hunger Incorporated: How Big Business Profits From Anti-Hunger Programs, describes how corporate America benefits from food stamps, and the real advocacy thats need to reduce poverty and hunger
Hunger, Incorporated
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12-27-12
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Keith Ingram, Ph.D., Southeast Climate Consortium, University of Florida, discusses climate change and affects on agriculture
Agro Climate
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12-20-12
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Elizabeth Somer, M.A., R.D., author of Eat Your Way to Sexy, shares the secrets of eating well to feel happy and look younger
Elizabeth Somer
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12-13-12
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Deborah Koons Garcia, Film Director, Writer and Producer of the documentary, Symphony of the Soil, describes her film, and our critical relationship with soil
Symphony of the Soil
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12-06-12
Melinda Hemmelgarn - Guest Randy Kasten, author of Just Trust Me: Finding the Truth in a World of Spin, talks about how we can separate truth from fiction in the food world and beyond. Educators of high school and college students may receive a free review copy of Kastens book and tools for critical thinking
GRKasten
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11-29-12
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Jill Kriesky, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, talks about the effects of fracking on communities, water quality, and quality of life
PSR
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11-22-12
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Brady Russell, activist, talks about his work with Clean Water Action in Philadelphia, the greatest threats to clean water, and strategies to enact policy changes
Clean Water Action
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11-15-12
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Connie Evers, M.S., R.D., child nutrition expert talks about feeding kids well with compassion
Nutrition for Kids
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11-08-12
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Corey Costanzo, Program Coordinator, Kids at Work! talks about empowering at-risk youth through the culinary arts
Kids at Work
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11-01-12
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Michael Hansen, Ph.D., Consumers Union, talks about the safety of GMO foods and the need for labeling
Reasons for Labeling of Genetically Engineered Foods
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10-25-12
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Monica Nuvamsa, Executive Director, The Hopi Foundation, talks about Hopi values and the Hopi Agriculture and Food Symposium held July 2012 in Kykotsmovi, Arizona, where attendees could witness corn growing in the desert without irrigation and genetic engineering
The Hopi Foundation
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10-18-12
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Theo Colborn, President, Endocrine Disruption Exchange, discusses how endocrine disruptors in our environment affect our health and behavior
TEDX
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10-11-12
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Atina Diffley, author of Turn Here, Sweet Corn: Organic Farming Works, talks about her book: a love story and legal thriller with organic farming lessons woven throughout
Atina Diffley
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10-04-12
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Steve Sprinkel, Harvard-educated organic farmer, owner of the Farmer and Cook organic grocery store and caf in Ojai, CA, and Cornucopia Board President . Steve talks about how organic farming protects our watersheds, and CAs Proposition 37 to label GMO foods. Third and final in the series on Prop. 37
Farmer and Cook
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09-27-12
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Grant Lundberg, organic farmer, and CEO of Lundberg Family Farms. Lundberg discusses why his company supports Proposition 37, and the national labeling of genetically modified foods
The Non-GMO Project
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09-20-12
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Stacy Malkan, media director of California Right to Know, discusses Proposition 37, which would require genetically engineered foods to be labeled as such. CA voters and consumers who support GMO labeling are up against a multi-million dollar ad campaign to keep consumers in the dark.
Right To Know
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09-13-12
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Maryn McKenna, Association of Health Care Journalist reports on the connections between antibiotic-resistant bacteria in chicken, difficult-to-treat bladder infections, and routine antibiotic use in the livestock industry
Investigation: Drug Resistance
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09-06-12
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Mary Ellen Sanders, Ph.D., Food Scientist, Microbiologist, expert in dairy probiotics and food cultures, explains the benefits of probiotics and tips for consumers when choosing the right gut bacteria for the job
Dairy & Food Culture Technologies
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08-30-12
Melinda Hemmelgarn - Ken Cook, President, Environmental Working Group discusses the Dirty Dozen, pesticide industry propaganda, and protecting people from environmental toxins
Environmental Working Group
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08-23-12
Melinda Hemmelgarn - Jasia Steinmetz, RD, author: Eat Local: Simple Steps to Enjoy Real, Healthy and Affordable Food. Jasia outlines the questions local eaters need to ask to eat well, locally
Eat Local Simple Steps
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08-16-12
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Julie Guthman, Ph.D., author: Weighing In: Obesity, Food Justice and the Limits of Capitalism, discusses the complicated roots of American obesity
Julie Guthman
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08-09-12
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, Ph.D., author: Im Like, So Fat! Helping Your Teen Make Healthy Choices about Eating and Exercise in a Weight-Obsessed World
Make Healthy Choices
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08-02-12
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Michael Levine, Ph.D., internationally recognized eating disorder expert discusses ways to prevent eating disorders, promote healthy body image, and strategies for intervention
Eating Disorder Information
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07-26-12
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Jill Nussinow, M.S., R.D., discusses her new cookbook, The New Fast Food: The Veggie Queen Pressure Cooks Whole Food Meals in Less than 30 Minutes
The Veggie Queen
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07-19-12
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Rose Hayden-Smith MA Ed., MA, PhD., Strategic Initiative Leader in Sustainable Food Systems at the University of California-Davis, and nationally recognized garden historian discusses the the Homestead Act and Victory Gardens
Rose Hayden-Smith
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07-12-12
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Anthony Flaccavento. Organic farmer, former Food and Society Policy Fellow, and candidate for Representative of Virginias 9th District discusses progressive sustainable policies
Anthony Flaccavento
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07-05-12
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest July 5th: Michele Simon, JD, MPH, public health lawyer, discusses her report: Food Stamps, Follow the Money: Are Corporations Profiting From Hungry Americans?
Eat Drink Politics
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06-28-12
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Marion Nestle, Ph.D., food policy guru and author of What to Eat and Food Politics, discusses her most recent book, Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics. Tune in to learn the best way to shed unwanted pounds
Food Politics
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06-21-12
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Bill Freese, Science Policy Analyst, Center for Food Safety, discusses the science and regulation of genetically engineered (GE/GMO) crops, the failed promises of GE crops and new 2-4,D resistant traits which await government approval
Genetically Engineered Crops
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06-14-12
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Amy Kalafa, filmmaker (Two Angry Moms) and author of Lunch Wars: How to Start a School Food Revolution and Win the Battle for Our Childrens Health. Kalifa discusses her work to improve school lunch and ways parents can get involved
Two Angry Moms
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06-07-12
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest David Wallinga, M.D., M.P.A., Senior Advisor in Science, Food and Health, at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, discusses the health impacts of our industrialized food system on neurological development, with specific attention to the link between food, our environment and autism
Healthy Food Action
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05-31-12
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Patty Lovera, Assistant Director of Food and Water Watch, explains GMOs what are they, where we can find them in our food supply, and why should we care
Food & Water Watch
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05-24-12
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Mike Callicrate, Colorado cattle rancher talks about pink slime, anti-trust abuses in the meat industry, and farmer accountability
No-Bull Food News
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05-17-12
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Elanor Starmer, USDA, explains the Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Campaign highlights
Know Your Farmer
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05-10-12
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Ariane Lotti, Legislative specialist for the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition helps us understand the Farm Bill and why and how it affects the food on our plates
Sustainable Agriculture
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05-03-12
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Laurie David, activist and author of The Family Dinner: Great Ways to Connect with Your Kids, One Meal at a Time, and On the Future of Food: The Princes Speech.
Laurie David
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04-26-12
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Lindsey Lusher Shute, Director National Young Farmer Coalition, discusses the new report: Building a Future with Farmers, and challenges and opportunities facing our nations young food producers
National Young Farmers' Coalition
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04-19-12
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Frances Moore Lappe, author of Diet for a Small Planet, and most recently, 'Eco-Mind: Changing the Way We Think, to Create the World We Want.'
Small Planet Institute
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04-12-12
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Faith Boninger, Ph.D., National Education Policy Center, discusses the full cost of commercialization of public education and food and beverage marketing in schools
NEPC
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04-05-12
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Jan Weber, filmmaker, discusses her latest film, Farmlandia, about the state of rural life, agriculture and our hope for the future
Farmlandia
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03-29-12
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Jim Riddle, Organic Outreach Coordinator, University of Minnesota, explains why and how organic food and farming is superior to conventional
Why Eat Organic Webinar
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03-22-12
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Maria Rodale, CEO and Chairman of Rodale Inc., and author of the Organic Manifesto, explains why organic food and farming is critical for our health and future generations
Organic Manifesto
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03-15-12
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Michael OGorman, Executive Director of the Farmer Veteran Coalition, explains why and how Veterans benefit from starting a career in farming after serving in the military
FVC
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03-08-12
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Stephenie Caughlin, organic farmer, San Diego, CA, describes adventures and surprises going from a high powered job in New York City to managing her farm in sunny Southern California
Seabreeze Organic Farm
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03-01-12
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Steph Larsen, Assistant Director of Organizing, Rural Organizing and Outreach at the Center for Rural Affairs, Lyons, Nebraska.Steph discusses health care access in rural America and how health reform affects farming communities
CFRA
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02-23-12
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Leigh Lockhart, cook, food activist, and owner, Main Squeeze Natural Cafe
Main Squeeze
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02-16-12
Melinda Hemmelgarn - Special Pledge Drive Show; please call in your support. Guests: Fred vom Saal, University of Missouri biologist and international expert on plastics, BPA and endocrine disruptors and organic farming expert, Jeff Moyer, Rodale Farm Manager
EDG
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02-09-12
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Megan Westgate, Executive Director of the non-GMO project
Non GMO Project
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02-02-12
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Jeremy Seifert, Director, Dive!, the film about food waste in America, and the soon to be released film on genetically modified food
Dive the Film
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01-26-12
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Nora Goldstein, editor, BioCycle, the magazine devoted to composting, renewable energy and sustainability, talks about the landfill energy myth and smart waste management
BioCycle
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01-19-12
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest John Turenne, chef and President, Sustainable Food Systems. What happens when Alice Waters daughter enrolls at Yale and youre the head of dining hall food service?
Sustainable Foods Systems
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01-12-12
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Ann Mosness, ocean steward and commercial fisherwoman discusses Alaska wild caught salmon, the families dependent on truly sustainable fishing, and the threats of farm-raised fish
Fish Fighters
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01-05-12
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Kevin Fulton, Nebraska rancher talks about grass-based livestock, animal welfare and CAFOs from a first-hand perspective
LCD Ep 1011
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12-29-11
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Pam Malo, Registered Dietitian for the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
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12-22-11
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Bruce Friedrich, Senior Director for Strategic Initiatives, Farm Sanctuary, the nations leading farm animal protection organization
Farm Sanctuary
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12-15-11
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Lisa Kivirist, Food and Society Policy Fellow, national advocate for women in sustainable agriculture, and co-author of 'Farmstead Chef,' including recipes and stories to 'restore the planet and revitalize our lives'
Farmstead Chef
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12-08-11
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest T. Susan Chang, Boston Globe cookbook reviewer, regular contributor to NPRs Kitchen Window column, and author of 'A Spoonful of Promises: Stories and Recipes from a Well-Tempered Table'
Cook Books for Dinner
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12-01-11
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Michael Batz, Head of Food Safety Programs at the University of Florida Emerging Pathogens Institute, and author of 'Ranking the Risks: The 10 Pathogen-Food Combinations with the Greatest Burden on Public Health'
Public Health
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11-24-11
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Michael Carolan, Ph.D., Sociologist, Colorado State University, and author of The Real Cost of Cheap Food. Carolan describes the price society pays for what only seems like 'cheap' food
Michael Carolan
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11-17-11
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Susan Vaughn Grooters, MPH, Director of Research and Education for Stop Foodborne Illness, discusses recent outbreaks, prevention strategies and long term consequences of foodborne illness
STOP
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11-10-11
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Greg Judy, Missouri farmer, internationally known for rotational grazing. Judy describes the benefits of feeding livestock grass, both for the environment and human nutrition
Green Pastures Farm
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11-03-11
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest George Naylor, Iowa farmer describes the joys and struggles of family farming. Naylor is former President of the National Family Farm Coalition and featured in the film, 'FRESH.'
NFFC
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10-27-11
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Sloane Miller, M.S.W., licensed social worker, and author of Allergic Girl: adventures in living well with food allergies, and 'Please Dont Pass the Nuts:'
Please Don't Pass the Nuts
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10-20-11
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Connie Engel, Ph.D., Science Education Coordinator, at the Breast Cancer Fund discusses chemical and environmental links to breast cancer, including the endocrine disruptor BPA, found in the linings of canned foods
Breast Cancer Fund
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10-13-11
Melinda Hemmelgarn - Crystal Kroner, Ph.D., Educational leadership and policy analysis, discusses her paper: 'The Body Politic: Childhood Obesity as a Symbol of an unbalanced economy.'
Policy Futures in Education
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10-06-11
Melinda Hemmelgarn - Final in the series on celiac disease. Gluten-free show #4 features Melinda Dennis, M.S., R.D., Nutrition Coordinator, Celiac Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, and author, Real Life with Celiac Disease: Troubleshooting and Thriving Gluten Free.
Celiac Center
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09-29-11
Melinda Hemmelgarn - Gluten free show #3 features Mary Waldner, Chairman and Founder of Marys Gone Crackers, a gluten-free, organic cracker. Learn how Mary started her business and her focus on conscious eating.
Marys Gone Crackers
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09-22-11
Melinda Hemmelgarn - Gluten intolerance coverage continues. Show #2 features Tricia Thompson, M.S., R.D., internationally recognized expert on celiac disease, the gluten-free diet, and FDA gluten-free package labeling laws
Gluten Free Dietitian
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09-15-11
Melinda Hemmelgarn - Begins a four-part series on gluten intolerance. Show #1 features Peter Green, M.D., gastroenterologist and Director of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University, NY City. What is celiac disease and what are the challenges facing his patients
Celiac Disease Center
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09-08-11
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Gary Schwitzer, health media watchdog and founder of Health News Review. Holds health journalism accountable and provides expert reviews of media coverage of health news. Learn how to make sense of health headlines and stories
Health News Review
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09-01-11
Melinda Hemmelgarn - Niel Ritchie, Executive Director, League of Rural Voters. Learn about the unique issues facing rural communities including access to health care and media justice
League of Rural Voters
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08-25-11
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Leigh Adcock, Executive Director, Women, Food and Agriculture Network. Unique challenges and opportunities for women farmers
WFAN
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08-18-11
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Jeff Moyer, Farm Manager, Rodale Institute and former chair of the National Organic Standards Board. Why and how organic agriculture CAN feed the world
Rodale Institute
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08-11-11
Melinda Hemmelgarn - Erik Olson, J.D., Director, Food and Consumer Product Safety Programs, Pew Charitable Trusts. Food safety challenges facing Americans and how can we fix the problems?
Make Our Food Safe
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08-04-11
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Warren Porter, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison. Alternatives to toxic pesticides; how to kill bedbugs; the dangers of Roundup and more
Warren Porter
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07-28-11
Melinda Hemmelgarn - Lisa McDowell, M.S., R.D., Director, Nutrition Support Services, St. Joseph Mercy Health System in Ann Arbor, MI, describes how she established a farm on her hospital's campus which nourishes patients with truly healing fresh food
Ann Arbor
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07-21-11
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Beate Ritz, M.D., Ph.D., reports on her research showing how common pesticide exposure increases risk for Parkinson's Disease
PAN North America
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07-14-11
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Holly Benjamin, M.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Chicago Medical Center and co-author of the American Academy of Pediatrics report, "Sports Drinks and Energy Drinks for Children and Adolescents: Are they Appropriate?"
American Academy of Pediatrics
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07-07-11
Melinda Hemmelgarn - Jennifer Browning Interview, Bio Diversity Project
Biodiversity Project
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06-30-11
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Oran Hesterman, Ph.D., President and CEO of Fair Food Network, and author of 'Fair Food: Growing a Healthy, Sustainable Food System for All'
Fair Food Network
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06-23-11
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Gail Hansen, DVM, Senior Officer for the Pew Charitable Trusts Campaign on Human Health and Industrial Farming. The link between animal agriculture and antibiotic resistance
The Pew Campaign on Human Health and Industrial Farming
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06-16-11
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Patrick Woodall, Senior Policy Advocate for Food and Water Watch. The meat packer monopoly and how it affects consumer choice
Food and Water Watch
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06-09-11
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Ladonna Redmond, Senior Program Associate for Food and Justice, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Food and Community
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06-02-11
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Joseph Hibbeln, M.D., U.S. Public Health Service. Omega-3 deficiency and benefits for mind, body and society
NIAAA
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05-26-11
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Jeff Dunn, President and CEO, Bolthouse Farms (baby carrots marketing); formerly President of Coca-Cola North America
Fast Company
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05-19-11
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Charlie Speer, J.D. Center to Expose and Close Animal Factories; Theme music: Kevin MacLeod
Expose and Close
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05-12-11
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Urvashi Rangan, Ph.D., Eco-label watch-dog and Director of Technical Policy at Consumer's Union; Theme Music: Kevin MacLeod
Green Choices
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05-05-11
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Chris Elam, Program Director of the 'Meatless Monday' campaign
Meatless Monday
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04-28-11
Melinda Hemmelgarn - Sarah Clark, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. The impact of NAFTA on public health
Healthy Food Action
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04-21-11
Melinda Hemmelgarn - Don Huber, Ph.D., plant pathologist, professor emeritus, Purdue University. What we need to know about genetically modified crops; Theme music: Kevin MacLeod
GMO Report
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04-14-11
Melinda Hemmelgarn - Ann Vileisis, author: 'Kitchen Literacy: How we lost knowledge of where food comes from and why we need to get it back.' Theme music: Kevin MacLeod
Kitchen Literacy
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04-07-11
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Evelyn Tribole, M.S., R.D., author: 'The Ultimate Omega-3 Diet.'
Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD
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03-31-11
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Mark Winne, author and food justice activist
Mark Winne .com
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03-24-11
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Carolyn Cohen, co-founder, Food Fight. Media literacy to fight childhood obesity
Food Fight
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03-17-11
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Donna Pierce, food writer and ethnic recipe historian. Skillet Diaries
Black America Cooks
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03-10-11
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Julie Negrin, author. Easy Meals to Cook with Kids
Cooking with Kids
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03-03-11
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Howard Hogan, US Census Bureau, demographics
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02-24-11
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Wood Turner, Executive Director, Climate Counts. How to fight global climate change
Climate Counts
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02-17-11
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Bob Scowcroft, former Executive Director, Organic Farming Research Foundation
OFRF
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02-10-11
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Megan Lott, Associate Policy Director, Community Food Security Coalition. Policy updates
Community Food Security Coalition
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02-03-11
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Michele Simon, author: Appetite for Profit: How the Food Industry Undermines our Health and How to Fight Back
Appetite for Profit
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01-27-11
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Deirdre Birmingham, organic fruit production and pesticides
OFRF
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01-20-11
Melinda Hemmelgarn - Gary Wenk Interview, Steve Gilman Interview
Gary Wenk; NOC
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01-13-11
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Mark Menjivar, photographer, 'You Are What You Eat,' refrigerator 'portraits'
You Are What You Eat
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01-06-11
Melinda - guest Katherine Ozer, Executive Director, National Family Farm Coalition
NFFC
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12-30-10
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Mary Bauer, Legal Director, Southern Poverty Law Center. Injustice on Our Plates: Immigrant Women in the U.S. Food Industry
SPLC
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12-23-10
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Paul Kervick, Co-Founder, Awakening Sanctuary
Living Well
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12-16-10
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Janet Poppendieck, Professor of Sociology, Hunter College, City University of NY, author, 'Free For All: Fixing School Food in America'
Free For All
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12-09-10
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Pat Buck, Executive Director, The Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention
CFI
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12-02-10
Melinda - guest Dan Imhoff, author, 'CAFO: The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories.'
CAFO The Book
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11-25-10
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Diana Dyer, M.S., R.D., cancer and nutrition specialist, organic gardener, Cancer Victory Gardens
Diana Dyer
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11-18-10
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Diane Imrie, MBA, RD., Co-Author of Cooking Close to Home and Director of Nutrition Services, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, VT
Cooking Close to Home
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11-11-10
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest JoAnne Berkenkamp, Institute of Agriculture and Trade Policy, Program Director for Local Foods
IATP
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11-04-10
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Miles McEvoy, Deputy Administrator of the USDA's National Organic Program
USDA NOP
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10-28-10
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Kathleen Schuler, Senior Policy Analyst, Food and Health Program, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
IATP
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10-21-10
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Gary Hirshberg, CE-Yo, Stonyfield Farm
Stonyfield Farm
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10-14-10
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Elysa Hammond, Staff Ecologist, Clif Bar and Company
ClifBar
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10-07-10
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Trudy Bialic, PPC Natural Markets, Seattle, WA
PPC
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09-30-10
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Maryn McKenna, author: "SUPERBUG: The Fatal Menace of MRSA"
Superbug
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09-23-10
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Anna Lappe, author: "Diet for a Hot Planet"
Take a Bite
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09-16-10
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Wes Jackson, The Land Institute
The Land Institute
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09-09-10
Melinda Hemmeglarn - guest Artemis Simopoulos, M.D., Center for Genetics, Nutrition and Health
CGNH conference PDF
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09-02-10
Melinda - Fair Trade: guest Erin Gorman, CEO Divine Chocolate
Divine Cholocate
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08-26-10
Melinda - guest Shannon Hayes, Ph.D., author: Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture
Radical Homemakers
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08-19-10
Melinda - guest Renee Dufault, former FDA environmental health officer and whistle blower on mercury in high fructose corn syrup
Mercury exposure
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08-12-10
Melinda - guest Tyrone Hayes, Ph.D., biologist and atrazine (pesticide) researcher, University of CA Berkeley
Atrazine
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08-05-10
Melinda - guest Elizabeth Strickland, M.S., R.D. , author: Eating for Autism: The 10-Step Nutrition Plan
ADS Puzzle
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07-29-10
Melinda - guest David Kirby, author of Animal Factory, on the dangers of industrial agriculture
Animal Factory
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07-22-10
Melinda - guest Dr Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D., biologist, cancer survivor, and author of "Living Downstream." The cancerenvironment connection
Steingraber
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07-15-10
Melinda - guest Fiona Fisher, Communications Director, Rachel Carson's Homestead
Rachel Carson Homestead
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07-08-10
Melinda - guest Jessica Jones-Hughes, M.S., R.D., Banana Coordinator, Equal Exchange Fair Trade
Beyond the Peel
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07-01-10
Melinda - guest Ferd Hoefner, Policy Director, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, food safety legislation update
Food Safety News
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06-24-10
Melinda - guest Harriet Behar, Organic Specialist, Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service
MOSES
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06-17-10
Melinda - guest Jay Feldman, Executive Director, Beyond Pesticides
Beyond Pesticides
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06-10-10
Melinda - guest David Hackenberg, beekeeper who first discovered colony collapse disorder
Vanishing Bees
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06-03-10
Melinda - guest Joel Greeno, WI Dairy Farmer and Family Farm Defender
Family Farm Defenders
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05-27-10
Melinda - guest David Kirby, author of Animal Factory, on the dangers of industrial agriculture
Animal Factory
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05-20-10
Melinda - guest Jonathan Bloom, author of forthcoming book American Wasteland about wasted food
Wasted Food
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05-13-10
Melinda - guest Matthew Dillon, Director of Advocacy, Organic Seed Alliance
Organic Seed Alliance
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05-06-10
Melinda - guest Liana Hoodes, Director, National Organic Coalition
NOC
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04-29-10
Melinda - guest Frank Morton, Farmer, Organic vs. GMO seed
Wild Garden Seed
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04-22-10
Melinda - guest Roger Blobaum, Earth Day, DDT and Organic Historian
Blobaum
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04-15-10
Melinda - guest Andy Fisher, Executive Director, Community Food Security Coalition
CFSC
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04-08-10
Melinda - guest Elizabeth Royte, author: Bottlemania: The Battle over America's Drinking Water
Royte.com
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04-01-10
Melinda - guest Charlotte Vallaeys, Farm and Food Policy Analyst, Cornucopia Institute
Cornucopia
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03-25-10
Melinda - guest Diane Welland, M.S., R.D., author 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Eating Clean.'
Dfoodie
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03-18-10
Melinda - guest David Thomas, commercial pilot turned organic farmer
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03-11-10
Melinda - guest Amanda Archibald, R.D., Field to Plate
Field to Plate
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03-04-10
Melinda - guest Jamie Harvie, Health Care Without Harm Food Coordinator
No Harm
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02-25-10
Melinda - guest Fred Bahnson, farmer, writer and green faith philosopher
Fred Bahnson
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02-18-10
Melinda - guest Warren Porter, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, endocrine disruptors and pesticides
Warren P. Porter
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02-11-10
Melinda - guest Robert Kenner, producer and director of the documentary, Food Inc.
Food Inc
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02-04-10
Melinda - guest Phil Lempert, the 'Supermarket Guru' on the latest food trends
Supermarket Guru
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01-28-10
Melinda - guest Dr Frederick vom Saal, biologist and expert on plastics and endocrine disruptors
Vomsaal
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01-21-10
Melinda - guest Sharon Astyk, author of 'A Nation of Farmers: Defeating the Food Crisis on American Soil.'
The Chatelaine's Keys
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01-14-10
Melinda - guest Ken Roseboro, editor and publisher of The Organic and Non-GMO Report
Non-GMO
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01-07-10
Melinda - guest Marcia Ishii-Eiteman, Senior Scientist Pesticide Action Network of North America
PANNA
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12-31-09
Melinda - guest: T. Susan Chang, food writer, NPR Kitchen Window contributor and Boston Globe cookbook reviewer
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12-24-09
Melinda - Guest: Jill Nussinow, M.S., R.D. 'The Veggie Queen'
The Veggie Queen
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12-17-09
Melinda - Guest: Michael Stone, Center for Ecoliteracy and author, 'Smart by Nature: Schooling for Sustainability'
Smart by Nature
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12-10-09
Melinda - Guest: Jim Goodman, Wisconsin organic dairy farmer and Family Farm Defender
Family Farm Defenders
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12-03-09
Melinda - Guest: Steven Ritz, South Bronx teacher and urban gardener
Urban Farming
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11-26-09
Melinda - guests: Rose Hayden-Smith, U. of CA, Victory Garden Historian and Agricultural Literacy Expert; Hannah Hemmelgarn, changing college food service and the joys of permaculture
Victory Grower
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11-19-09
Melinda - guests: Lisa Kivrist and John Ivanko, authors of ECOpreneuring: Putting Purpose and the Planet before Profits
Inn Serendipity
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11-12-09
Melinda - guest: Curt Ellis, Filmmaker, discusses King Corn, Big River, and Truck Farm
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11-05-09
Melinda - guest: Zoe Bradbury, one of the nation's top 40 farmers under age 40
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10-29-09
Melinda - guest Dr. Doug Gurian-Sherman, Union of Concerned Scientists, discusses genetically modified crops and his "Failure to Yield" report
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10-08-09
Melinda - guest Hope Warshaw, Diabetes Educator and author. Hope talks about Type 2 Diabetes, and gives us tools for control and prevention
HWA
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10-22-09
Melinda - guest Jennifer Wilkins, Food Systems Educator, Cornell University. Jennifer describes ways we can eat more sustainably
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10-15-09
Melinda - guest Frank Baker, Media Literacy Clearinghouse. Frank explains why media literacy is critical for democracy
Media Literacy Clearinghouse
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10-01-09
Melinda - guest Chuck Benbrook, Chief Scientist The Organic Center; the benefits of organic food and farming
Organic Center
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09-24-09
Melinda - guest Hilde Steffey, Program Director, Farm Aid
Farm Aid
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09-17-09
Melinda - Ken Meter, Crossroads Resource Center
Crossroads Resource Center
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09-10-09
Melinda - guest Jim Riddle, Organic Outreach Coordinator at the University of Minnesota
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09-03-09
Melinda - guest Debra Eschmeyer, National Farm to School Network
National Farm to School Network
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08-27-09
Melinda - guest Susan Vaughn Grooters, MPH, Public Health Specialist for S.T.O.P. Safe Tables Our Priority
S.T.O.P.
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08-20-09
Melinda - guest Dawn Brighid, marketing manager for Sustainable Table
Sustainable Table
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08-13-09
Melinda - guest Angie Tagtow, MS, RD, LD; a dietitian who connects the dots between soil and human health
Environmental Nutrition Solutions
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08-06-09
Melinda - guest: Jill Richardson, author of Recipe for America
Recipe for America
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07-30-09
Melinda - guest: Erik Scott, seed dealer from South Dakota
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07-23-09
Melinda - interview: Ana Joanes, producer and director of the documentary FRESH.
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07-16-09
Melinda - interview: Don Lotter, Ph.D. of Davis, California
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07-09-09
Melinda - guest: author Robyn O'Brien, The Unhealthy Truth
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07-02-09
Melinda - guest Roger Doiron, Founding Director Kitchen Gardeners International
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06-25-09
Melinda Hemmelgarn - guest Julie Fischer, Missouri CAFO issues
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