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Food, Nutrition, Organics, GMOs - Audio News




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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good CounterSpin

'Just Label It' a Major Battle in California — 08 Jun 2012 — Most people feel like there's a right to know what's in the food we eat. There is now a big push in California to label genetically modified foods, and the industry isn't happy about it. Alexis Baden-Mayer of the Organic Consumers Association explains.
Download/listen to this segment   8:42

Rating: 5 of 5 - Must-listening! One Radio Network

Russell Jaffe, M.D. on the Health Rewards of a Whole-Foods Diet — 21 May 2012 — Dr. Jaffe's venture into preventative and integrative medicine began when he set out to disprove their value, only to see for himself that holistic forms of care are more effective and compassionate. The imbalances we are experiencing largely come from high-tech living. We must increase the intake of essential nutrients by eating more whole, non-processed foods. It's also essential to maintain a healthy gut. By "treating through eating," we can reverse chronic illnesses such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue.
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good KOPN Food Sleuth

GMOs 101 — 31 May 2012 — Patty Lovera of Food and Water Watch explains how genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are used in agriculture and food production, how consumers can choose grocery items that are GMO-free, and how we can support the effort to get companies to put labels on GMO-containing foods.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   28:15

Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen NPR

Antibiotic-Free Meat Business Is Booming, Thanks To Chipotle — 31 May 2012 — When Chipotle's founder switched from industrial pork to antibiotic-free, free-range pork, the price went up. But nonetheless, sales doubled, as customers noted the superior taste of the meat and voted with their pocketbooks on non-antibiotic, free-range animal husbandry. Now many big food services are getting into the act, creating a demand surge.
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Diet Science

The Health Benefits of Chocolate — 14 May 2012 — Dee McCaffrey covers the health benefits of chocolate—in particular, it's strong anti-oxidant properties. But the quantity per day, the percentage of cacao, and amount of sugar in your chocolate are all important considerations.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   7:34

Related GP article:
-- Chocolate and Health

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Nutrition Diva

Is the Sugar in Fruit a Problem for Dieters? — 16 May 2012 — A popular TV personality has been putting out a lot of claims about the adverse impact fructose has on weight management. The Diva explains why this self-proclaimed dieting expert is bananas.
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Red Ice Radio

Dr. William Davis:  Why Wheat is Making People Ill — 29 Apr 2012 — Cardiologist William Davis explains why eating "healthy whole grains" is only less bad than eating refined-grain products. Modern wheat strains, though highly productive, have increased the proportion of compounds that raise blood sugar too high, act as an opiate, and stimulate appetite— regardless of whether the wheat is organic, multi-grain, whole grain or sprouted. By going wheat free, thousands of his patients have beaten digestive disorders, weight problems, joint pain, and heart disease.
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NPR, 01 May 2012
Program Brings Fresh Fruit to Food Desert
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KOPN Food Sleuth, 23 Aug 2012
Using Local and CSA to Promote Organic
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Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen KOPN Food Sleuth

Helping the Nation's Young Food Producers — 26 May 2012 — Lindsey Lusher Shute reviews a number of new initiatives designed to preserve farmland and help motivated young people be successful in farming endeavors. pairing young farmers with older mentor farmers and dormant farms; ensuring access to capital; and real estate agreements that keep farmlands as farms.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   28:15

Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen Sea Change Radio

Know Your Fair-Trade Food — 08 May 2012 — Rodney North of Equal Exchange, the first organization that promoted socially responsible goods as "fair trade," updates us on fair trade issues. ~~ Then Evan Gillespie discusses the push for energy reform in California, including a solar bill of rights.
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Rating: 5 of 5 - Must-listening! Nutrition Diva

EFA Deathmatch—Omega-6 vs. Omega-3 — 18 Apr 2012 — The question of omega-3 essential fatty acids vs. omega-6 EFAs is tricky but essential—there are few nutritional issues more important to basic health. In this clip, Monica Reinagel does an excellent job of explaining why it matters, and why a recent report on the topic is bafflingly bad.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   7:56

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Colbert Report

Thought for Food—Bug Food Coloring, Hot-Dog-Stuffed Crust & Drugged Poultry — 17 Apr 2012 — Funnyman Stephen Colbert covers three recent food-related news items: Starbucks admitted it uses pulverized bugs to color its strawberry frappuccinos; a British Pizza Hut has introduced a hot-dog-stuffed pizza crust; and some chicken feed includes caffeine and Prozac.
Download/Listen   6:02


Nutrition Diva, 25 Apr 2012
Fish Is Good For You, But How About Fast-Food Fish?
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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good You Bet Your Garden

Watermelons, Peppers, Pears, Kiwis, and More — 14 Apr 2012 — Topics this time include... tips for growing watermelons and peppers; pruning pear trees and thinning the fruits; worm composting vs. compost tea; how to grow kiwis anywhere in the US.
Download/Listen   52:15

Coast To Coast / KSFO

The Food Conspiracy—And How to Escape Its Health Traps — 03 Apr 2012 — James Colquhoun and Daniel Vitalis discuss the profit motives and methods of Big Food and Big Pharma; the importance of a high nutrient-to-calorie ratio; strategies for everyday detoxification; and the most important changes you can make in your diet.
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Diet Science

Milk From Conventionally Raised Cows Linked to Hormone-Driven Cancers in Humans — 02 Apr 2012 — A new Harvard study links excess hormones in milk from conventionally raised cows to certain types of human cancers. The hormones are not the ones added intentionally by the farmers; they are hormones the cows themselves are overproducing in response to the unnatural conditions they experience in factory farms. Milk from grass-fed cows and organically raised cows did not have the dangerous levels of hormones, and neither did raw milk.
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Sea Change Radio

GMOs—Unlabeled Experimental Foods — 03 Apr 2012 — Charles Margulis thinks American consumers have the right to know when they are eating genetically modified organisms (or, as he calls them, unlabeled experimental foods). He discusses the rise of GMOs, the movement pushing for more regulation of GMOs, and the substantial resistance that proponents of GMO labeling have encountered.
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KOPN Food Sleuth

Why Organic is Superior to Conventional — 29 Mar 2012 — Jim Riddle compares organic agriculture and food to the processes and products from the industrial agriculture sector. Subtopics include pesticides, health, and organic standards.
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KOPN Food Sleuth, 22 Mar 2012
Maria Rodale:  Why "Organic" Trumps "Local"
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Nutrition Diva, 04 Apr 2012
What's Wrong with This Breakfast?
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The 26-Ingredient School Lunch Burger—Really? — 02 Apr 2012 — Mystery meat is just one of the problems with the fare available in the typical school cafeteria. But some schools are trying to get back to basics—which includes actually preparing food on-site rather than just reheating processed foods.
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Nutrition Diva

Carob vs. Chocolate — 29 Feb 2012 — Carob is sometimes used as a substitute for chocolate. Is this appropriate? What are the nutritional differences between the two?
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   6:30

Diet Science

Stevia—Natural, No Calories, and Healing? — 05 Mar 2012 — The natural sweetener stevia has no sugars and, hence, no calories, but it is also packed with a number of important nutrients. New evidence suggests that stevia has the ability to heal the cells of the pancreas and provide other health benefits.
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Nutrition Diva, 07 Mar 2012
Is Homogenized Milk Bad For You?
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Biodynamics Now

Fake CSAs? — 05 Mar 2012 — Are new "box services"—services that aggregate products from multiple farms and offer weekly subscriptions to customers—really CSAs? Shouldn't the farms that feed the box services always be known to the customers? Should the "CSA" label be limited to single-farm direct-to-consumer services?
Download/Listen   1:10:16
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Colbert Report

Stephen Colbert on Food Trends — 06 Mar 2012 — Funny-man Colbert ponders the end of king-size Snickers bars and the rising popularity of second breakfast, a la hobbits and mainstream media trolls.
Watch  |  Download/Listen   4:35

One Radio Network

The War on Supplements — 06 Mar 2012 — Scott Tips of the National Health Federation discusses a bill in congress intended to push back against FDA actions that would make regulatory procedures for supplements extremely arduous and costly, forcing many supplements off store shelves.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   57:19

Living on Earth

Eco-Conscious Cooking 101 — 24 Feb 2012 — Culinary schools are starting to add courses in eco-conscious cooking to their curricula—how to take advantage of local foods, seasonal foods, and edible landscapes surrounding the restaurant.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   8:22

(GP comment:  Good trend, but how is organic food not part of this story?)

Nutrition Diva

How Important Is a Varied Diet? — 07 Feb 2012 — A varied diet—one rich is many different types of foods—offers a few advantages. There is, however, one potential downside.
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Arsenic Found In Rice Products — 02 Mar 2012 — Researchers recently found surprisingly high levels of arsenic in rice. Most of the arsenic is there because it was naturally in the environment where the rice was grown. Still, moderating intake of products that have higher concentrations of arsenic is advisable.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   3:38

KOPN Food Sleuth

Dealing with Food Waste — 26 Jan 2012 — Nora Goldstein, editor of BioCycle, a magazine devoted to composting, renewable energy and sustainability, discusses food waste. The hierarchy of food-waste reduction is to first divert usable food to alternate streams where it can be consumed by humans, and less palatable but non-spoiled foodstuffs can go to animal feed streams. The rest needs to go to composting operations. And what is one to do with leftover meat scraps? She also explains why it's a myth that it's a good idea to put yard waste in landfills as a way to generate energy.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   28:15


KOPN Food Sleuth, 02 Feb 0212
Jeremy Seifert:  GMOs and the Food Distribution Problem
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Food Chain Radio, 04 Feb 2012
Can We Get Monsanto's Hands Off the Reigns of Government Food Policy?
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   42:44

Diet Science, 29 Jan 2012
CLA—The "Healthy Transfat" in Grass-Fed Beef and Milk
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KOPN Food Sleuth

The Non-GMO Project — 09 Feb 2012 — With Monsanto and other agribusiness purveyors of GMO-containing foods blocking GMO labeling in the US, the Non-GMO Project is trying the other route—labeling foods that don't have genetically modified ingredients. Megan Westgate explains the goals of the project and also offers some basic tips on avoiding GMO-containing foods.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   28:18

TUC Radio

Family Farmers v. Monsanto—Will the Courts Reign in the GMO Death Star? — 07 Feb 2012 — Dan Ravicher, attorney for the Organic Seed Growers & Trade Association and others, is representing over 300,000 individuals in an effort to block Monsanto from suing farmers whose land was contaminated by pollen or seed from genetically modified plantings by their neighbors. Here, he summarizes the issue and the case.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   29:01

(GP comment:  That's right, rather than the organic and non-GMO farmers being compensated by Monsanto for GM contamination of their fields, they are sued by Monsanto for theft of intellectual property. Easily the most evil company on the planet.)

Gary Null Show

Agent Orange:  From Chemical Warfare in Vietnam to a Farm Field Near You — 08 Feb 2012 — (1) Gary Null reviews recent health, democracy, and freedom news, including lawlessness in the corp-gov axis and why you should get some chocolate every day. ~~ (2) Fred Wilcox reviews the legacy of Agent Orange and one of it's troublesome chemical components, 2, 4-D. The really bad news: The US Gov is on the verge of approving a new GM corn plant that is resistant to 2, 4-D, which will mean a huge increase in how much of the chemical is used.
Download/Listen   1:01:08

Diet Science

Agave Nectar—Sweet, But Not So Natural — 06 Feb 2012 — Purveyors of health food have touted agave nectar as a good natural sweetener. But the process for making agave nectar is rather akin to how high-fructose corn syrup is made, and agave nectar is actually sweeter that HFCS.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   6:58

Unwelcome Guests

The Slow Down Diet—Whole-Person Digestion and Weight Loss — 11 Feb 2012 — Marc David makes the case that good nutrition and successful dieting are more about how we eat than what we eat. In particular, stress sends the wrong signals to our digestive process, making us feel unsatisfied by meals and reducing the effectiveness of digestion and nutrient dispersal.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   59:30

Nutrition Diva

Nutrition Traps — 23 Jan 2012 — Monica Reinagel explores three of the top "nutrition traps": assuming "natural" and "organic" snacks are healthy; overeating whole grains; worrying too much about occasional binges and not enough about everyday behavior.
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Coast To Coast / KSFO

Meet Monsanto's Michael Taylor, the Person Responsible for the Most Food-Related Deaths in History — 28 Jan 2012 — GMO guru Jeffrey Smith reviews the many ills of GMOs in our food supply (which he seems to be able to do repeatedly and yet add a fresh feel each time). Near the end of the conversation, he tells the story of Michael Taylor, the Mon-satan-o demon who has passed repeatedly through the corp-gov revolving door and had the most influence of anyone on the US's deadly GMO policy.
C2C show info page  |  Download/Listen   45:38


Food Chain Radio, 21 Jan 2012
Tom Mueller on the Slippery Business of "Extra Virgin" Olive Oil
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KOPN Food Sleuth, 19 Jan 2012
John Turenne:  Bringing Sustainable Food to Colleges and Other Institutions
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Food Chain Radio

US Food Supply Permeated by Unlabeled GMO Ingredients — 14 Jan 2012 — Pamm Larry of and Thomas Wittman of the Genetic Engineering Blog discuss genetically modified organisms in the US food supply. Topics include how GM foods are made, why US foods are so contaminated with GM, whether these modified genes are safe to eat, and labeling of GMO foods.
Download/Listen   42:56
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KOPN Food Sleuth

Alaska Wild Salmon and the Threat of Farm-Raised Fish — 12 Jan 2012 — Ann Mosness, a commercial fisherwoman and food/fisheries activist, discusses Alaska wild caught salmon, the families dependent on truly sustainable fishing, and the threats of farm-raised and genetically modified fish.
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The New UFOs—Unidentified Farming Organisms — 10 Dec 2011 — Dr. Don Huber, an agricultural scientist and expert in microbial ecology, discusses the unintended consequences of Monsanto's genetically engineered "RoundUp Ready" crops. His discussion includes glyphosate's impact on the health of the soil ecosystem, including a lower ability of non-weed plants to uptake nutrients; how genetic mutations related to glyphosate application could make certain human foods unsafe; and that the concentrations at which glyphosate is documented to be a potent biocide are lower than the levels of residues allowed in food. Perhaps most shockingly, he discusses a new, unidentified microorganism that is causing disease in a broad spectrum of animals that eat RoundUp Ready corn and soy—and most likely will cause human disease too.
Listen to Part 1   57:10

(GP comment:  If you want to avoid GMOs—highly advisable!—try this Non-GMO Shopping Guide from the Institute for Responsible Technology.)

Two Beers With Steve

The Nutrient Dense Diet — 29 Dec 2011 — Steve Patterson describes the improvements in the health of his family and several friends while following a nutrient-rich diet—that is, one loaded with fruits and vegetables.
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KOPN Food Sleuth

The 10 Pathogen-Food Combinations with the Greatest Burden on Public Health — 01 Dec 2011 —  GP comment:  This is interesting as far as it goes, but an essential point that is not discusses is that food-borne illness is almost exclusively a problem in the industrial food system. To avoid it, go with non-corporate organic, farmers markets, CSAs, and backyard gardens.
Download/Listen   28:15
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Diet Science

Fiber and Colon Cancer — 19 Dec 2011 — Studies show that fiber cuts colon cancer. But do they distinguish between fiber from whole gains and fiber from fruits and vegetables?
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Diet Science

How to Reduce BPA Exposure — 21 Nov 2011 — Dee McCaffrey discusses a recent study about BPA exposure in infants and young girls as well as how to clean your body of this endocrine-disrupting chemical.
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The Skinny on Cholesterol — 07 Dec 2011 — Dee McCaffrey sheds light on the complicated world of cholesterol. Do you know that your body makes it's own cholesterol, and that it's all good cholesterol? In fact, the concept of "bad cholesterol" is largely misunderstood. What sort of dietary changes can help one avoid ending up with a cholesterol problem?
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   7:31

Science Friday

The Debate over Genetically Modified Salmon — 09 Dec 2011 — The US government has given its first approval for widespread production of a genetically modified food animal—the salmon. Is this salmon safe to eat? What are the risks to native salmon populations? What do the long-term studies say?
Download/Listen   29:51

Living On Earth

Sweet Deals on Honey Not as Good as You Think — 02 Dec 2011 — Much of the commercial honey on US store shelves—especially at big retailers like WalMart, Walgreens, Costco, and CVS—are not as good as you think they are. Many—and at some retailers, ALL—of the honey products have had the pollen removed. That's the part with all the nutrition!
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   6:30

Nutrition Diva

Which Foods Are Highest in Pesticides — 30 Nov 2011 — Organic is the way to go if you want to avoid pesticide residues. But for times when you must buy conventional foodstuffs... What specific foods are highest and lowest in pesticide residues? What countries typically have higher residues in their exports?
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Related GP articles:
-- Pesticide Residues in Food
-- The Rainbow Diet

Financial Sense NewsHour

Farmageddon—The Unseen War to Shut Down America's Family Farms — 23 Nov 2011 — Filmmaker Kristin Canty discusses her movie Farmageddon, which explores the growing problem of state and federal agencies shutting down certain types of family farms and food clubs, without cause and in violation of the principles of freedom, entrepreneurship, and consumer choice.
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(GP comment:  It's all part of the march to fascism—the seamless merger of government and large corporations, with the hybrid entity serving the interests of the elites.)

Food Chain Radio

Soy—Health Food or "Cruel and Unusual Punishment"? — 20 Nov 2011 — Using a pending court case regarding the heavy use of soy in the Illinois prison system's food service, host Michael Olson and guest Sally Fallon Morell of the Weston A. Price Foundation discuss soy as human food—from the propaganda that made it accepted by natural food consumers to its documented negative health effects.
Download/Listen   49:00
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Living On Earth

Fishy Labels For Seafood? — 18 Nov 2011 — Even big food retailers like Wal-Mart are finally getting into sustainable seafood. But is that MSC label really all that good?
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Diet Science

Oct 2011 — This three part series looks at sugar—the rare form in which it is actually a health food, and all the others that cause myriad health problems in children and adults.

Part 1—The Powerful Healthful Qualities of Raw Sugar Cane Juice
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Part 2—How Refined Sugar is Processed
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Part 3—New Science Connecting Refined Sugar to Heart Disease
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One Radio Network

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GM Foods, Biology, and Human Health — 21 Oct 2011 — Dr. Arpad Pusztai offers a fascinating discussion of genetic engineering, food, biology, commensal bacteria, and human health.
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Colbert Report, 02 Nov 2011
Michael Pollan:  The Nutritious Good Humor Man
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Food Chain Radio

Funding Fat — 15 Oct 2011 — Michael Russo of US PIRG discusses government subsidies for a number of farm crops that tend to contribute to being overweight or obese. Why is it that corn and soy—almost exclusively GM varieties—are subsidized while broccoli and spinach are not? Are cheap, non-nutritive calories from these sources related to our pandemic of obesity? Are we funding fat?
Download/Listen   42:44
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TUC Radio

Vandana Shiva:  Genetic Engineering's War on Life — 15 Sep 2011 — Despite the fact that 70% of processed foods contain some level of genetically modified ingredient, the average American thinks they have never eaten any GM food. Vandana Shiva reviews the many offenses of the bio-imperialism of the corporate purveyors of GM technologies and seeds, especially their effort to capture all streams of revenue associated with food crops. "Life is not an invention," she points out, "and should not be patentable." She recommends that we all pursue the intersection of life and truth—especially via small, diverse farming activities and products—and then power will come.
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Food Chain Radio

The Fight for Non-GMO Food — 01 Oct 2011 — Topics include... Why 80% of our processed foods now contain some level of genetically modified ingredients. How can corporations benefit from the "substantial equivalency" ruling at the same time they get patents for their "unique" products. Now many people are saying "No!" to GMOs as our government is saying "Yes!"
Download/Listen   43:25
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Sandor Katz on the Food System, Symbiosis, and Fermented Foods — 14 Sep 2011 — Sandor Katz reviews the ills of the modern food system, explains the importance of the symbiotic bacteria that inhabit nearly every part of the human body (especially the gut), and discusses the benefits of eating various types of fermented foods.
Download/Listen   1:29:10

Food Chain Radio

Sprouts, Food Safety, and Corporate Control of the Food Police — 27 Aug 2011 — (1) A discussion of sprouts, their superior nutritive qualities, and the recent food-safety controversy surrounding them. ~~ (2) Is food safety the window through which the totalitarian food-freedom thief will creep?
Download/Listen   42:44
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Food Chain Radio, 10 Sep 2011
Jonathan Emord:  Codex Alimentarius and What It Means for Natural Supplements
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NutritionDiva, 09 Aug 2011
Nutrition Tips for Healthy Aging
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Nutrition Diva

How Chewing Affects Nutrition — 02 Aug 2011 — Does very thorough chewing of your food offer any benefits in terms of nutrition or overall health?
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Grinning Planet Introduction — The US Congress, US presidents, the USDA, the FDA, and other government agencies have been promoting the interests of Big Ag and Big Pharma for quite some time now. Similar corp-gov integration has happened in the EU as well, and in both regions, the "corruptocracy" has gotten bolder and more dastardly in recent years. We offer a few discussions on the problem.

Coast To Coast / KSFO

Mike Adams:  The Corruptocracy vs. Healthy Food — 24 Jul 2011 — Topics include Monsanto and DuPont's quest to own the world's seeds; the importance of growing and saving your own seeds; how most corn-containing products (even natural ones) use GMO corn; USDA actions against safely produced raw milk; the importance of avoiding industrial foods and replacing them with natural foods; Fukushima radiation in the US water and food supplies (or not).
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Coast To Coast / KSFO

James Colquhoun:  Food, Pharma, and Health — 24 Jul 2011 — James Colquhoun, director of the film Food Matters, talks about how Big Pharma suppresses natural remedies in favor of drugs that merely eradicate symptoms rather than cure diseases. From the industry's perspective, the "perfect drug" is one that will "keep you sick, listless, and disinterested for as long as possible so you can consume it for as long as possible." Colquhoun emphasizes that the best approach to actually treating these issues is through nutrition and natural remedies.
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Financial Sense NewsHour

William Engdahl:  The Food Conspiracy — 20 Jul 2011 — Engdahl covers USDA policy on big-ag vs. small farmers, ethanol subsidies (food vs. fuel), and a host of other ills that he says are designed to promote the interests of the giant agribusiness corporations at the expense of just about everyone else on the planet.
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Coast To Coast / KSFO

FDA's Hyper-Regulation Plan for Supplements — 19 Jul 2011 — Constitutional lawyer Jonathan Emord discusses the FDA's "New Dietary Ingredient Guidance" plan, which could in effect force out of the market numerous supplements and herbs that are presently consumed safely.
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Nutrition Diva

Phantom Carbohydrates—A Nutrition Mystery — 05 Jul 2011 — How can a drink contain carbs but no calories? Hint: Enjoy a serving of Food-Lawyer Cola!
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On the Green Front, 06 Jul 2011
Dive! ... Into the Topic of Food Waste
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Coast to Coast, 10 Aug 2011
A Raw Deal on Fed Raids—Raw Fish and Beef OK But Raw Milk NOT OK?
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Living on Earth, 22 Jul 2011
Non-GMO Technique Offers Promise of Drought Tolerant Rice
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C-Realm Podcast

Pretty Clearly, We're Nuts — 20 Jul 2011 — Tony Wright talks about the development and degeneration of human cognitive abilities over the course of our evolutionary history. Could it be that the chemical composition of the diets of our forest-dwelling, fruit-eating ancestors enabled them to enjoy enhanced cognitive abilities, a more satisfying sense of self, and a much lower tendency towards irrational behavior?
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Nutrition Diva, 12 Jul 2011
Do Olives and Olive Oil Have the Same Health Benefits?
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Diet Science, 27 Jun 2011
Why is Grass-Fed Beef Better Than Feed-Lot Beef?
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   7:26

Diet Science, 25 Jul
Why Raw Milk is Better Than Pasteurized Milk?
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   7:05

Coast To Coast / KSFO

Jeffrey Smith:  Looking for the 5% Tipping Point on Frankenfood — 16 Jun 2011 — Jeffrey Smith provides his typically excellent update on the latest findings on the dangers of genetically modified (GM) food. For instance, Bt toxin from GM corn is showing up in the blood of women and fetuses, casting serious doubt on Monsanto's health safety claims. Meanwhile, the US congress is tussling over an amendment that would prohibit the FDA from approving genetically engineered salmon. Smith thinks that if just 5% of US consumers begin to shun foods with GM ingredients, all processed-food manufacturers will quickly eliminate GMOs from their products.
Info page for this show  |  Download/Listen   43:28

Science Friday

Yes, We Do Have Bananas, For Now — 22 Jul 2011 — The Cavendish banana is the standard banana in US supermarkets. But the Cavendish is threatened by a fungus that, if it spreads to Latin America, will wipe out US banana supplies. Dan Koeppel discusses the problem.  (Behold the dangers of relying on single varieties! Curse the scourge of monoculture! Beware the pitfalls of globalized food trade! And when they all get together, watch out! --GP)
Download/Listen   12:42

One Radio Network

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The Cholesterol Myths — 19 May 2011 — Dr. Uffe Ravnskov explains why the conventional medical thinking about cholesterol is dangerously backwards. He discusses research that supports his assertion that high cholesterol is not only good for us, but essential to our health. He also speculates on the question of why, in spite of overwhelming evidence, doctors, researchers, and drug companies continue beating the low-cholesterol drum.
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Nutrition Diva, 07 Jun 2011
Is Snacking Good or Bad?
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Nutrition Diva, 31 May 2011
Feeling Your Oats—Which Type of Oats Are the Healthiest?
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Beyond 50, 12 May 2011
Food—Nature's Healing System, a 28-Day Program
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Beyond 50, 09 Jun 2011
Dawsen Church:  Epigenetics, the Biology of Intention, and Health
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   59:07

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Beyond 50

Heal Yourself by Clearing Emotional Charges — 29 Apr 2011 — Adara An D'Rianna offers an insightful technique for identifying and clearing hidden emotional sticking points that can cause us to be ill.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   35:09


Nutrition Diva, 15 May 2011
Are Pickles Good for You?
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   5:46

Nutrition Diva, 26 Apr 2011
What's the Difference Between California and Florida Avocados?
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   5:24

Uprising, 20 May 2011
Why We Get Fat—and What To Do About It
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   10:56

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image of police badge saying 'food police'; feature story is TASTELESS TYRANNY - FDA & USDA - FOOD POLICE OR FOOD GESTAPO? The show:
Coast To Coast — 16 May 2011
Using the example of USDA and FDA crackdowns on small farmers who offer direct sales of raw milk, Jonathan Emord discusses the unfolding government effort to tilt all food-related activities towards corporate producers.

Page for show info  |  Download/Listen   35:23

Jonathan Emord book:   (on
-- The Rise of Tyranny

Related movies:   (on
-- Agriculture Movies
-- Food Movies
-- Political Movies

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Gary Null Show

Jeffrey Smith:  We've Handed Monsanto the Keys to Our Food Supply — 02 May 2011 — (1) Gary reviews new health news, including exercise as a key factor in recovering from depression; and how vitamin E improves recovery from non-alcoholic fatty-liver disease. ~~ (2) Guest Jeffrey Smith recounts the history and health problems associated with GMO food, as well as how insider politics and "career assassination" have played an essential part in the continued success of dangerous GMO crops.
Download/Listen   1:05:00

C-Realm Podcast

Grains, Meat, Sugars, the Lipid Hypothesis, and Health — 27 Apr 2011 — This episode combines part 2 of the Tom Naughton interview and an interview with Scott Cousland to explore and contrast the health benefits (and detriments) of grains vs. meat.
Go to page  |  Audio no longer available.


Food Chain Radio, 07 May 2011
The Success and Challenges of Organic
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   42:33

Food Chain Radio

Local Food Rebellion—The Nation's First Food Sovereignty Law — 09 Apr 2011 — As the USDA and state governments implement evermore restrictive food-production regulations—all in the name of food safety, of course—small farmers and market gardeners are slowly getting driven out. Sedgewick, Maine, has said 'enough!' and passed a food sovereignty measure.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   42:37

Fresh Air

Consumption—How Western Diets Are Making The World Sick — 24 Mar 2011 — "Traveling physician" Kevin Patterson links rising Type II diabetes rates around the world to adoption of Western diets. He also discusses his novel Consumption.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   13:15

Referenced book:   (on


Nutrition Diva, 18 Apr 2011
How Nutrition Affects Your Brain
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   6:05

Nutrition Diva, 12 Apr 2011
What's the Best Protein Powder?
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   6:24

Financial Sense NewsHour, 19 Apr 2011
Evelyn Browning Garriss:  Weather Tipping Points and Food Prices
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   18:05

The Nation/Energy Bulletin, 30 Mar 2011
Joel Salatin:  Local, Self-Regulating Food Systems vs. USDA and the Food Inquisition
Watch  |  Download/Listen   13:00

Nutrition Diva, 04 Apr 2011
Does Food Coloring Make Kids Hyper?
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   6:53

Nutrition Diva

Are Grains Really Necessary for a Healthy Diet? — 22 Mar 2011 — This is a nice review of the differences between whole grains, refined grains, and sprouted grains. She also discusses whether any grains at all are needed for a healthy diet.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   7:31

Ori Hofmekler on the Benefits of Sweet Whey — 23 Mar 2011 — Hofmekler extols the virtues of organic sweet whey, a whole food that is packed with nutrients, some of which can help mitigate radiation exposure.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   20:29


Redeye Co-op Radio, 12 Mar 2011
Speculation Is Driving Looming Food Crisis
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   14:48

Nutrition Diva, 15 Mar 2011
Calcium—How Much Is Enough (or Too Much), and What Are the Best Sources?
PART 1:  Go to page  |  Download/Listen   5:21
PART 2:  Go to page  |  Download/Listen   6:24


Weird Science—"The Island of Dr. Moreau" is No Longer Fiction — Mar 2011 — Paul Root Wolpe says it's time to question bioengineering, citing numerous ethical and moral quandaries that are largely being ignored as scientists delve ever deeper into the realm of engineered animal hybrids and cybernetic control of animals.
(GP comment:  (1) Just because we can doesn't mean we should. (2) Though the visuals for this program do help, the audio is sufficient to give you an idea of just what a circus freak show university science has become.)
Watch  |  Download/Listen   19:57

The Wringer (via A-Infos Radio Project)

GE Sugar Beets, Alfalfa and Salmon—Frankenfoods On Your Menu — 16 Mar 2011 — Jaydee Hanson provides an excellent update on the status of the various genetically engineered food crops and how they are coming to dominate the US food supply.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   34:13

Chelsea Green Radio

Dark Night of the Mad Sheep — 03 Mar 2011 — Linda Faillace recounts the true story behind the USDA's actions against her family farm—over a disease that has never manifested in an actual farmed sheep.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   10:30

Referenced book:   (on
Mad Sheep:  The True Story Behind the USDA's War on a Family Farm


Chelsea Green Radio, 02 Mar 2011
Ron and Arnie Koss:  The Colicky Development of the First Organic Baby Food Company
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   6:00

Nutrition Diva, 02 Mar 2011
Does Eating Breakfast Help with Weight Loss?
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   7:13

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image of multicolored fruits and vegetables; feature story is CSAs and BIODYNAMICS - FOOD CONCEPTS FOR THE 21st CENTURY Two Beers With Steve — 19 Feb 2011
Farmer Allan Balliett discusses the important concepts of biodynamics and community supported agriculture (CSA), both of which can be employed to improve the quality and resilience of the food on your plate.

Audio no longer available from host site.

Related resources:
-- Food Gardening Books
-- Article on CSAs

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Sustainable World Radio

Doug Weatherbee on Healthy Soil Ecosystems—In Your Garden or Elsewhere — 21 Feb 2011 — Weatherbee gives an excellent overview of how soil ecosystems work and why they are critical to plant health. In part 2, he offers soil tips for home gardeners.
Part 1:  Go to page  |  Download/Listen   42:24
Part 2:  Go to page  |  Download/Listen   43:24

Beyond 50

Slower Money, Better Food — 18 Feb 2011 — Could there be an alternative to the stock exchange, dedicated to slow, small and local? Could a million American families get their food from Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)? Woody Tasch explains a way we can improve both money and food.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   23:15

Food Chain Radio

Saying No to Big Bro’ — 22 Jan 2011 — The federal Food Safety Modernization Act purports to reduce consumer risk but in actuality will reduce consumer freedom, drive small farmers out of business, and promote industrial food. Take-away line: "The FDA finds that the consumer has no reasonable right to choose their food" [when such choices are at odds with FDA regulations].
Download/Listen   45:31
More Food Chain Radio


Radio Parallax, 17 Feb 2011
Charles Bamfort:  Beer Is Proof That God Loves Us
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   25:31

Nutrition Diva, 14 Feb 2011
Is Grass-Fed Beef Better For You?
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   7:26

Nutrition Diva, 22 Feb 2011
Can You Get Too Many Antioxidants?
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   5:48

Two Beers With Steve, 05 Feb 2011
Aaron Lucich:  Awakening to the Food Revolution
Audio no longer available from host site.

Food Chain Radio, 13 Feb 2011
“That Ain’t Hay”—Monsanto’s Genetically Engineered Alfalfa
Download/Listen   42:30
More Food Chain Radio

Beyond 50

Nutrition, Health, and Liver Function — 28 Jan 2011 — Dr. Sandra Cabot explains how "nutritional medicine" can help liver function and improve health issues like Type 2 diabetes, weight loss, and even sex.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   26:38

Referenced book:   (on
The Liver Cleansing Diet

Nutrition Diva

Can You Reverse Type 2 Diabetes with Dietary Changes? — 13 Jan 2011 — Monica Reinagel explains how diet and exercise can, in many cases, help type 2 diabetes suffers.
(Yes, many Type 2'ers can control their problem with diet and exercise—I know people who have done it! --GP)
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   7:32


Beyond 50, 04 Feb 2011
Dr. Sanjay Kapur:  Testosterone and Type 2 Diabetes
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   23:16

Nutrition Diva, 25 Jan 2011
Which Oils Are Best For Cooking?
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   7:08

The Daily Show

Lewis Black:  Nice to Meat You — 01 Feb 2011 — Black offers a funny routine using Taco Bell's recent low-meat taco filler scandal as a starting point.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   4:17

Two Beers With Steve

Heirloom Seeds and Swaps — 24 Jan 2011 — Johnny Max reviews seed saving basics, and describes his seed swap site, which also allows purchases by people who are just getting started with heirloom seeds (i.e. have nothing to swap yet).
Audio no longer available from host site.

Diet Science

The Truth About Calcium and Vitamin D — 13 Dec 2010 — A recent report from the Institute of Medicine says Americans are receiving enough calcium and vitamin D from their natural diets. Others say the results are flawed. Dee McCaffrey cuts through the noise...
Audio no longer available from host site.


Quirks & Quarks, 18 Dec 2010
As the Worm Turns—Parasites, Humans, and History
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   17:49

Quirks & Quarks, 04 Dec 2010
Fact or Fiction—Coffee Helps Asthma?
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   4:46

One Radio Network

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Fibroids, Hormones, Systemic Enzymes, Sexuality, and Strength — 21 Dec 2010 — Dr. William Wong offers a fascinating take on how the decline of natural hormones and enzymes in the body lead to most ailments, including problems with bone density, sexual function, and energy levels.  (WARNING: Includes some explicit medical descriptions of sexual function. --GP)
HOUR 1:  Download/Listen   53:21
HOUR 2:  Download/Listen   50:00

Gary Null Show

Food Safety Bill is Really a Food Control Bill — 31 Aug 2010 — After health news and commentaries by Gary, guest Scott Tips explains how proposed US legislation to "overhaul" some aspects of the food system is really designed to provide the corrupt corp-gov bureaucracy with more control and, in the long run, drive out the remaining small producers, leaving only the industrial-food giants.
Download/Listen   1:11:11

Food Chain Radio

The Gods That Damn Food—Part 1, The Crisis — 04 Sep 2010 — In 57 years, there is one death associated with fresh raw, milk. So why is USDA waging war on those who would produce raw milk for consumers, especially while two million deaths per year are associated with pharmaceuticals? Who's behind the bogus "food safety" bill and the push to stomp down small producers and transfer their business to the big players?
Download/Listen   41:28
More Food Chain Radio

Food Chain Radio

Nutritional Content of Food, Wood Ashes, Health, and Longevity — 21 Aug 2010 — Dr. Joel Wallach, author of the book Immortality, reviews the evidence that eating food grown in minerally rich soil is a key to having a long, healthy life.
Download/Listen   43:00
More Food Chain Radio

One Radio Network

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Identifying and Killing Parasites — 19 Aug 2010 — Dr. Omar Amin offers some shocking statistics about human parasites — especially intestinal parasites. It may be gross, but when you consider that many of us are "walking wounded" because of chronic parasitic infections, spending an hour listening to this expert might be a good idea!
Download/Listen   58:16


Nutrition Diva, Aug 2010
Nutrition Diva's quick tips from August:
How to Make the Perfect Smoothie
Go to page  |  Download/Listen
Can You Get Too Many Vitamins?
Go to page  |  Download/Listen
Does Air Conditioning Make You Fat?
Go to page  |  Download/Listen
What to Eat to Avoid Mosquito Bites
Go to page  |  Download/Listen


Anti-Aging Science + Childhood Nutrition — 10 Aug 2010 — (1) Dr. Jay Olshansky discusses the science of the aging process. ~~ (2) Margo Wutan talks bout good nutrition for kids.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   1:00:00

Nutrition Diva

Nutrition Diva clips for July 2010.

Is Mineral Water Good for You?
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   6:28

What are the Benefits of a Raw Food Diet?
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   5:27

Do Glucosamine Supplements Help Rebuild Cartilage and Reduce Joint Pain?
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   7:23

Your Most Pressing Nutrition Questions, Answered — Topics: kombucha; late meals and weight gain; nightshades and arthritis; the value of added vitamins and minerals
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   6:49

Food Chain Radio

Mark Twain's Birthday Breakfast — 02 Jul 2010 — Author Andrew Beahrs discusses "Lost Foods"—the marvelous "real foods" that were eaten in the days before we got stuck with over-processed foods full of artificial ingredients. As a test case to evaluate the actual desirability of food from 100-150 years ago, he prepared a breakfast that was sumptuously described in one of Mark Twain's writings.
Download/Listen   42:32
More Food Chain Radio

Referenced book:   (on
Twain's Feast

Nutrition Diva

May-Jun 2010 — Three segments to smarten you up on nutrition...
Foods That Can Prevent a Sunburn
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   4:40
Is High Fructose Corn Syrup Worse Than Sugar?
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   7:04
What Kind of Salt is Healthiest?
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   8:50

Living On Earth

Heated Debate over Heating Milk — 18 Jun 2010 — Many states are considering the safety of unpasteurized milk and whether it should be legal. Raw milk advocates say that what they drink should be their choice, not the government's.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   6:37

Referenced book:   (on
The Raw Milk Revolution

Nutrition Diva

What to Eat Before, During, and After a Workout — 15 Jun 2010 — What should people, especially kids, be putting in their mouths before, during, and after playing sports?
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   6:50

Nutrition Diva

Diet for Healthy Bones — 08 Jun 2010 — Much of what you hear about diet and osteoporosis is out of date. Eating your vegetables may be at least as important for healthy bones as drinking your milk.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   6:54

How Much Water Should I Drink? — 18 May 2010 — Is the eight-glasses-a-day rule an urban legend?
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   8:02

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image of Dr. Seuss character looking suspiciously at a plate of green ham; feature story is CODEX ALIMENTARIUS - THE CORP-GOV EFFORT TO MAKE ALL FOOD INDUSTRIAL FOOD The show:
Food Chain Radio — 22 May 2010
"The Right to Eat Food"

Scott Tips, president of the National Health Federation, discusses Codex Alimentarius, the far-reaching, coordinated effort among Western governments—driven by multinational agribusiness corporations—to change food and farming laws in ways that squeeze out small producers, maximize profits for agribusiness, and slowly but surely drive the food supply to a pure GMO/industrial food model, totally controlled by the food giants.

Go to page  |  Download/Listen   42:40

The death-grip offered to The Powers That Be through control of the debt-based, fiat money system is becoming clear as debt-drenched operations at all levels founder and assets get snapped up at bargain prices. TPTB have also been quietly (and quite successfully) working on a second critical method of accruing power and centralizing control—food. A large majority of food, feed, and seed now is controlled in some way by one of the agribusiness giants. And through the World Trade Organization, food laws are "harmonized," effectively trumping national wishes with corporate desires. The Powers That Be are ever so slowly restricting our right to choose what to eat.

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TED Talks

Graham Hill:  Why I'm a Weekday Vegetarian — May 2010 — Graham Hill lays out the case for reduced meat consumption in terms of human health, animal welfare, and environmental health. He wasn't ready to go full veggie, but he found a reasonable compromise.
Watch  |  Download/Listen   4:09

Coast To Coast

Update on Aspartame — 18 May 2010 — Dr. Betty Martini updates us on aspartame, an artificial sweetener she and others say is associated with numerous health problems. Because of the bad publicity, aspartame has recently been rebranded as AminoSweet.
Download/Listen   1:00:00
Coast To Coast  show page

Living On Earth

The Freshest Food in the Hood — 14 May 2010 — Inner-city neighborhoods often have limited options for fresh produce. So when the Harambee farmers' market opened in South Central LA, did locals flock there? Not exactly.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   6:26

Food Chain Radio

The High Cost of Cheap Seafood (a.k.a. All-We-Can-Eat Shrimp?) — 01 May 2010 — We have harvested open-ocean fish at an unsustainable rate, and as fish farms grow in size and number, they present their own ills and limitations. So why does seafood still seem so plentiful, and how on earth are chain restaurants able to offer things like 'All-You-Can-Eat Shrimp'?
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   42:35

Referenced books:   (on
-- Bottomfeeder

Related GP articles:
-- Overfishing
-- Mercury in Fish

Related GP cartoons:
-- Problems of Deep-Sea Creatures

Sierra Club Radio

Carnivores Go for (Some) Fake Meats — 01 May 2010 — Vegetarians will put up with all manner of tofu burgers and other "fake meat." But are there any veggie-meat products that hard-core carnivores think taste good?
Download/Listen   5:21
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Nutrition Diva

Which Non-Dairy "Milk" is Best? — 30 Apr 2010 — How do milk-like beverages made from soy, rice, almond, oat, or hemp stack up in terms of nutrition?
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   6:21

Is Natural Sugar Better for You? — 28 Apr 2010 — Is evaporated cane juice more nutritious than refined white sugar?
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   5:44

Food Chain Radio

picture of stamp that says government approved Government Guaranteed Safe Food — 24 Apr 2010 — When it comes to food safety, is top-down control at the federal level really best? Or does that just punish small growers for the ills of agribusiness giants? Should only local regulations apply to local agriculture? Or should direct sales from local farmers to local consumers be unregulated?
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   42:29

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."  - Benjamin Franklin, 1759

Nutrition Diva

What Type of Rice is Healthiest? — 19 Apr 2010 — Short-grain, long-grain, basmati, brown. What are the nutritional differences between all the different types of rice?
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   6:00


Genetically Engineered Foods — The Debate is Over? — 16 Apr 2010 — A New York Times report gives the impression that the debate about genetically engineered foods is largely over and that, despite some caveats and critics' warnings, GE crops are good for the environment and the economy. One of those critics, Ben Lilliston of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, says not so fast.
Download/listen to this segment   9:48

Related book (on Amazon):
Genetic Roulette:  The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods

One Radio Network

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How Chemicals in Food and Products Show Up in Our Bodies — 12 Apr 2010 — Bruce Lourie, author of Slow Death by Rubber Duck, talks about how the pesticide residues in foods and toxic chemicals in everyday products affect our health. He gives a lot of good detail on how his team tested products on themselves and how exposure drove changes in blood levels of chemicals.
Download/Listen   1:03:03

Referenced book:
Slow Death by Rubber Duck:  The Secret Danger of Everyday Things

Nutrition Diva

Should You Be Worried About Sulfites in Food and Wine? — 07 Apr 2010 — Sulfites occur naturally and are added artificially. How much of a problem are they?
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   6:39

Food Chain Radio

Big vs. Small Farms — 27 Mar 2010 — Is reverting to small farms truly the solution to the ills of mega-farms and corporate agriculture? Can the two co-exist peacefully and productively? Or will the agribusiness juggernaut eventually drive mom and pop out of the farming biz?
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   42:51


Food, Inc. — 05 Mar 2010 — An interview with the creator of the film Food, Inc., which exposes the grinding industrialism and putrid politics of today's food and farming industries.
Watch  |  Download/Listen   20:44

Food Chain Radio

The Food Safety Totalitarians
Feb 2010 — Nicole Johnson explains how food scares caused by products from the industrial food sector are being used as an excuse by the government-corporate agribusiness axis to exert tighter control over small and local producers—who aren't causing the problems!
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   42:33

The Right to Raw
Jan 2010 — Many people feel the nutritional benefits of raw milk, raw almonds, and other straight-from-nature foods outweigh the miniscule risk associated with unpasteurized food products. Yet the US Department of Agriculture seems determined to deny consumers that choice. Why?
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   42:27

Can We Eat Our Way to Happiness?
Jan 2010 — By minimizing processed foods and instead focusing on real foods, eaten in the right amounts and at the right time of day, you can feel good physically, sleep better, and have a bright, shiny, happy mind.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   42:30

Financial Sense News Hour

Ned Schmidt: The Coming Rise in Food Prices
Jan 2010 — Schmidt informs us that the US corn and wheat harvests are way off—the worst in 100 years—just as China and India are stepping up imports. Get ready for food prices to jump this year.
Download/Listen   13:01


Coast To Coast

Jeffrey Smith:  GMO Update
picture of cover Genetic Roulette by Jeffrey Smith 09 Feb 2010 — Jeffrey Smith provides a tour de force of information on GMOs, their effects on human health, and the duplicitous practices of the corporations that sell GMO seeds and products.
Download/Listen   1:00:00

Jeffrey Smith book:
Genetic Roulette:  The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods

(1) The MP3 above is a mirror of KSFO's full-hour MP3, thus the clip contains news and commercials along with content. The meaty portion runs roughly from 10:00-29:00 and 38:00-58:00.
(2) You can see Coast To Coast pages for this interview or a list of latest shows.

Peak Moment

Local Food, By and For the People — 31 Jan 2010 — Energy constraints, debt unwinding, and many other factors threaten the stability of the food supply. Part of the solution, says agriculture activist Krishna Singh Khalsa, is to move away from corporate-driven models to relationship-based cooperative models. Can the success of LINUX be a model for the future of food?
No longer available from host site.  

Two Beers With Steve

Food:  Leaving Global and Industrial for Local and Organic
Jan 2010 — How, in half a century, did we go from a system of predominantly local, fresh, healthy food to a system of over-processed, low-nutrient, industrial junk food? The guest is Chris Bedford, maker of the film What Will We Eat?
Audio no longer available from host site.

Nutrition Diva

Are Herbs Good for You? — 31 Mar 2010 — You bet they are—even better than veggies, in a way. Learn why.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   5:39

Is Fruit Good For You? — 24 Mar 2010 — A good review of the benefits of fresh fruit and the risks of overdoing offshoots like juices and dried fruits.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   6:26

image of fish and pills; feature story is THE OTHER OIL WARS - FISH OIL VS. FLAX OIL VS. THE REST Fish Oil vs. Flax Oil vs. The Rest — 17 Mar 2010 — This is one of the more intelligent explanations about the nutrional importance of getting the correct balance of essential fatty acids. Find out about the nuances of using fish oil, flax oil, and other other oils.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   6:30

GP comment: The only point she misses is: If you use canola oil, corn oil, or soybean oil, make sure they're organic—otherwise you'll likely be getting the GMO versions.

Is Pasta Healthy? — 10 Mar 2010 — The Nutrition Diva noodles around in the dietary facts associated with pasta. Is it compatible with a low-card diet? What is "plus" pasta?
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   5:35

Food Combining Myths
Mar 2010 — Food-combining dictates sound scientific, but are they supported by the evidence?
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   7:21

Which Eggs are Best?
Feb 2010 — How is the nutritional quality of eggs affected by on-the-carton terms like organic, pasture-raised, cage-free, antibiotic-free, hormone-free, and high-omega?
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   5:11

picture of strudel breakfast bars Is Skipping Breakfast Bad For You?
Feb 2010 — Does skipping breakfast really degrade our functional performance or affect our health? Is there a "right way to skip breakfast"?
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   5:47

Hormones in Food
Feb 2010 — Animal-based foods like beef typically contain trace amounts of the hormones used by Big Ag to raise food animals. Is these hormone residues a threat to our health?
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   6:08

Is the Mediterranean Diet Healthy?
Jan 2010 — The Mediterranean-style diet and lifestyle is very popular, at least as a theory. Does it really work?
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   7:24

Do Low Carb Diets Work?
Jan 2010 — The Nutrition Diva compares low-fat and low-carb diets and discusses the metabolic implications of each.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   8:11

Why We Overeat
Jan 2010 — The diva explores portion size and "the environmental aspects of eating" as they apply to overeating and weight gain.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   7:28

Is Drinking Alcohol Good For You?
Dec 2009 — What level of boozing makes sense for the average person? If some alcohol helps, how much is too much?
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   7:19

Trans Fats and Resistant Starches
Nov 2000 — Two clips from the Nutrition Diva: (1) All about trans fats and whether you should avoid them; (2) An explanation of "resistant starches" and their role in intestinal health.
Trans Fats:
Go to page  |  Download/Listen 7:27
Resistant Starches:
Go to page  |  Download/Listen 8:01

How to Get More Vegetables into Your Diet
Oct 2009 — Come on, you know you need to eat them... Here on some tips on how to do it without making a face.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   6:11

Related books:
-- Monica Reinagel books on nutrition and health

USGS CoreCast

Mercury Contamination in Fish Nationwide
Aug 2009 — A scientist from the US Geological Survey talks about the problem of mercury contamination in streams and rivers. Mercury contamination was found in all fish sampled; 48 of 50 states have mercury-related fish-consumption advisories; the main source of the problem is coal-fired power plants.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen  6:28

On The Media

Prognosis Negative: Bad News on Health Reporting
Nov 2009 — TV-news segments abound with the latest diet and health advice, including gems like "Blue M&M's may cure paralysis!" Gary Schwitzer, editor of, has spent the last three years methodically reviewing TV health news claims for accuracy and responsibility.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   8:56


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