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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.

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      Want to Reduce Food Waste? Eat Ugly Produce!


      Evan Lutz, CEO and co-founder of Hungry Harvest, started out selling "ugly" and surplus produce from the basement of his dorm at the University of Maryland. Now, after a lot of hard work and a successful pitch on the TV show "Shark Tank," Lutz's business has distributed 3 million pounds of produce that would have otherwise been wasted simply because it wasn't pretty.


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      The Sioux Chef: Cooking with Wild Foods & Cool Heirloom Crops


      Cattails, cedar maple tea, and cooking with many other indigenous ingredients is a normal thing for "The Sioux Chef" Sean Sherman and his team. He says, "Our work is really not only working with the tribes, but giving people a deeper understanding of the land that they're standing on, because all of this was indigenous land at one point."


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      Storytelling to Inspire Food System Change


      Food Tank focuses on stories of hope & success to help food system changemakers move from being stuck on the problems to finding the solutions. Today, we hear from Danielle Nierenberg, president and co-founder of Food Tahnk, about the organization's activities to keep the momentum going throughout the Good Food Movement over the last 4 years.


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      Good Food Movement Pioneer Jim Slama


      Jim Slama remembers the food landscape in Chicago in the '90s and early 2000s as rather bleak. "Back then it was nearly an organic food desert," he says. Even access to non-organic fresh fruits and vegetables could be limited. But things slowly started shifting, and today, Jim and his nonprofit, FamilyFarmed, are making a difference in Chicago by building relationships between local, organic farmers and area distributors, restaurants and supermarkets to make the Good Food Movement accessible...


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      Good Food Movement Pioneer Jim Slama


      Jim Slama remembers the food landscape in Chicago in the '90s and early 2000s as rather bleak. "Back then it was nearly an organic food desert," he says. Even access to non-organic fresh fruits and vegetables could be limited. But things slowly started shifting, and today, Jim and his nonprofit, FamilyFarmed, are making a difference in Chicago by building relationships between local, organic farmers and area distributors, restaurants and supermarkets to make the Good Food Movement accessible...


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      "Food as Medicine" with Food Sleuth Melinda Hemmelgarn


      Melinda Hemmelgarn, MS, RD, says dieticians are vulnerable to industrial ag's messages about the food system -- messages about how production methods don't need to be part of the health conversation. But we must think about food as medicine for ourselves as well as our planet. Melinda encourages us to look beyond those narrow messages and choose foods that are socially and environmentally just, not simply nutritionally sound.


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      28m
       2017-06-26

      "Food as Medicine" with Food Sleuth Melinda Hemmelgarn


      Melinda Hemmelgarn, MS, RD, says dieticians are vulnerable to industrial ag's messages about the food system -- messages about how production methods don't need to be part of the health conversation. But we must think about food as medicine for ourselves as well as our planet. Melinda encourages us to look beyond those narrow messages and choose foods that are socially and environmentally just, not simply nutritionally sound.


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      28m
       2017-06-26

      What Industrial Agriculture Can't Accomplish


      John Ikerd, professor emeritus of agriculture and economics, started his career gung-ho for industrial ag. But one day, he realized the negative social, environmental - even ehtical and cultural - impacts far outweighed any economic benefits. He says it takes courage to turn away from industrial agriculture practices - but, he says, we must.


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      28m
       2017-06-19

      What Industrial Agriculture Can't Accomplish


      John Ikerd, professor emeritus of agriculture and economics, started his career gung-ho for industrial ag. But one day, he realized the negative social, environmental - even ehtical and cultural - impacts far outweighed any economic benefits. He says it takes courage to turn away from industrial agriculture practices - but, he says, we must.


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      28m
       2017-06-19

      Propagating 100 Episodes! (And a Healthy Planet)


      This week's Rootstock Radio show marks 2 years and 100 episodes of amplifying honest and inspirational voices from all corners of the good food movement! Hosts Theresa Marquez and Anne O'Connor honor the occasion by sitting down together to talk about what Rootstock Radio, sustainability, social justice, agriculture and plain old lip-smacking good food, mean to them.


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      28m
       2017-06-12