Rootstock Radio celebrates the changemakers who are working to restore and revitalize our broken food and farming system. We balance the doom-and-gloom with real-life solutions for contributing to a sustainable future.
We're visiting with Eric Holt-Gimenez of Food First about whether we can feed the world without destroying it, why a "free market" isn't actually free at all, how hunger isn't a scarcity issue, and why democracy is vital to a healthy food system.
Today we're chatting with Kendra Klein, senior staff scientist at Friends of the Earth, which recently released an exciting study (and video) showing how organic diets reduce pesticide exposure in the body.
Naomi Starkman, founder and editor-in-chief of Civil Eats, explains why journalistic integrity around food and agriculture is so important, and how they strive to be part of the solution to fixing the broken systems around food and media.
Can you understand something like food without considering politics, economics and social conditions? Professor Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern doesn’t think so. Catch her insights on this week’s episode of Rootstock Radio.
Today we hear from author and food justice activist Leah Penniman about the experiences of Black and Brown people in agriculture, and how these communities can reclaim their right to -- and connection with -- the land their ancestors worked so skillfully.