Radio Archive (Page 2)

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Host Jon Steinman in 2006 at Kootenay Co-op Radio

Between 2006­-2010, Deconstructing Dinner was a popular internationally syndicated radio show/podcast airing on 50 stations throughout Canada and the United States. The show was produced at Kootenay Co­-op Radio CJLY in Nelson, British Columbia. By 2010, a total of 193 one-hour episodes had been created featuring some of the most recognized names in the world of food system development. Those episodes are archived here to enjoy at no cost but we do welcome your financial support for this work and the effort and cost it takes to keep this archive available.

An additional 6 audio episodes were also produced in 2014 as part of the Deconstructing Dinner: Reconstructing Our Food System television/web series and are archived here.

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Packaged Foods Exposed V (Unilever 3 Years Later) / Unequal Harvest

Packaged Foods Exposed V Deconstructing Dinner revisits with our popular series – Packaged Foods Exposed. Launched in 2006, the series examines the largest manufacturers of processed foods in the country and takes an often overlooked and critical perspective of these powerful companies. When Deconstructing Dinner last aired this series, we featured a two-part exposé of…

Exploring Ethnobiology III / Investigating Eggs Update

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) (Winnipeg, MB) – The CFIA is the arm of Health Canada in charge of safeguarding food, animals and plants. Links to Explore International Society of Ethnobiology Society of Ethnobiology Additional Reading Tending the meadows of the sea: Traditional Kwakwaka’wakw harvesting of Ts’áts’ayem (Cullis-Suzuki) T’aanuu Telegram – A Newsletter about Eelgrass…

Local Food Fraud?: An Investigation

Nominated for a 2011 Jack Webster Award – this exclusive behind-the-scenes investigative report takes an in-depth look into alleged local food fraud. With the rapid rise in interest among North Americans to support locally produced food and with the premium people are willing to pay for that food, it leaves open an attractive opportunity for…

Climate Friendly Eating (Conscientious Cooks VIII)

On this part 8 of our Conscientious Cooks series, we listen in on a panel discussion hosted in 2008 by the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (or CUESA) located in San Francisco, California. The panel was themed around the concept of Climate Friendly Eating. Voices Gail Feenstra, food systems analyst, University of California Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education…

The Future of Prison Farms V: Abducted Cows

Having now devoted four episodes to covering the closure of Canada’s prison farms, this Part 5 of our coverage might mark a disappointing chapter for Canadians who have been hoping for a halt to the closures. While all six of these rehabilitative and job-training programs have been progressively dismantled over the past year, the August 9…

The Erosion of Civilizations (w/David Montgomery & Ronald Wright)

Deconstructing Dinner has recently been reflecting on the model of agriculture itself as the primary source through which most people on earth access their food. From our exploration of ethnobiology to recent topics on permaculture, it’s clear that there are other models available, which, for some people are a substitute for agriculture, and for others,…

Exploring Ethnobiology II: Nancy Turner

In May 2010, Deconstructing Dinner travelled to Vancouver Island where two international conferences on ethnobiology were being hosted. Ethnobiology examines the relationships between humans and their surrounding plants, animals and ecosystems. Today, more and more people are expressing an interest to develop closer relationships with the earth. This leaves much to be learned from the…

Are Agricultural Systems Sustainable? (Toby Hemenway on Permaculture)

Much of the content of Deconstructing Dinner revolves primarily around the practice of agriculture; from examining the challenges of current agricultural systems to the opportunities found in alternatives. However, most of the alternatives we examine are also ‘agri’cultural and so from time to time it’s important to step back and deconstruct that very focus… asking the…

Vancouver’s Backyard Chickens II / Bucky Buckaw

The second of a two-part feature on the City of Vancouver’s multi-year process to approve backyard chickens. Because of the many similar debates underway within city councils across the country, this focus on Vancouver’s efforts looks back over the past few years to track just how this process first began and how it evolved from…

Margaret Atwood Joins Prison Farms Campaign / Vancouver’s Backyard Chickens I

Margaret Atwood Joins Prison Farms Campaign As part of our ongoing coverage on the future of Canada’s prison farms, we check in on the campaign where well-known Canadian author Margaret Atwood has now joined the fight. We’ll listen in on the June 6 rally in Kingston, Ontario and the subsequent rally in Ottawa one week…