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Every Thursday at 5:00 pm Melinda Hemmelgarn hosts the show Food Sleuth on KOPN 89.5 based in Columbia, MO. Theshow seeks to think across public health, personal health, and sustainable agriculture.

You can listen in to the show every week HERE.

You can also access the archives online HERE.

Upcoming Shows:

January 22nd: Ted Genoways, author of “The Chain: Farm, Factory, and the Fate of Our Food,” continues his discussion  revealing the true cost of “cheap” meat, including antibiotic resistance, declining water quality, “ag-gag” laws, and how we can voice support for a more humane, safe and sustainable food supply.  Part II of II.

January 29th: Jim Gerritsen, organic farmer, 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.

Shows from the Archives:

December 4th:  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, including pesticide drift,  and solutions for healing the planet.

December  11th: Brian Wansink, Ph.D., Director of Cornell University’s Food and Brand Lab, and author of “Slim by Design: Mindless Eating Solutions for Everyday Life,” explains ways we can simply tweak our most common food environments to easily lose unwanted pounds and achieve better health. 

December 18th:  Andrianna Natsoulas, author of “Food Voices: Stories from the People Who  Feed Us,” describes the principles and pillars of ‘food sovereignty,’ the consequences of fish and shrimp farming, and how consumers can be advocates for food justice.

December 25th:  Jill Nussinow, M.S., R.D., dietitian and author of “Nutrition CHAMPS: New Way of Thinking about Food Groups that Will Change Your Life,”  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.

January 1st:  Nancy Clark, M.S., R.D. Registered Dietitian, internationally respected sports nutritionist, athlete and author of “Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook: The #1 nutrition resource for active people,” describes elements of a winning sports diet and how to “fuel better to feel better.”

January 8th:  Paul Hanley, environment columnist with the Saskatoon StarPhoenix and author of “Eleven” which describes how 11 billion people on Earth by century’s end will change everything.  Hanley discusses consumerism and the need to evaluate food and farming through an ecological  lens for a sustainable future.

January 15th:   Ted Genoways, author of “The Chain: Farm, Factory, and the Fate of Our Food,” a riveting, compelling expose of the meatpacking industry, through the lens of Hormel. Genoways describes working conditions and related injuries, changes in the labor force and  immigration. Part I of II.

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