Radio Archive (Page 3)

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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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Farmed Salmon Arrive in Ottawa (Norway, British Columbia VII)

Over the past year, Deconstructing Dinner has spent an increasing amount of time focusing on the discussions that take place on food and farming within Canada’s parliamentary committees. Today, we visit with a previously unexplored committee on the show – the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, where, in the past few months, the subject…

Exploring Ethnobiology I: Preserving Traditional Foodways Among Indigenous Youth

As people throughout the Western world are increasingly seeking to reconnect with their food, there’s a lot to be learned from the many peoples who have long maintained these dynamic relationships between their sustenance and the earth. Ethnobiologists research these very relationships through a scientific lens and it’s a field of study bringing together many…

Whole Foods Market Targeted by Organic Advocates / Local Food System Development Spotlight / Carnivore Chic

Whole Foods Market Targeted by Organic Advocates The U.S.-based Organic Consumers Association is the largest of its kind in the United States – representing thousands of supporters of organic food. Over the past year, the organization has taken a strong stance against grocery giant Whole Foods Market, calling upon them to “walk their talk” and…

Rally for Wild Salmon: “Fish Farms Out” (Norway, British Columbia VI)

On May 8, 2010, Deconstructing Dinner descended upon the grounds of the Legislature of British Columbia in Victoria where one of the largest rallies of its kind was taking place. The rally was organized as part of the 2.5 week long “Get Out Migration” calling for the removal of open-net salmon farms along the B.C.…

‘Crack’ Down on Backyard and Farm-Fresh Eggs

Over the past month, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (the CFIA) has embarked on a concentrated effort in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia, threatening area businesses with fines unless they remove their ungraded farm-fresh eggs from store shelves. Close to a dozen businesses that Deconstructing Dinner is aware of have received such a…

The Vote on Bill C-474 (Protecting Farmers from Economic Harm of GE Crops)

This episode follows up on our March 25th broadcast on Bill C-474 – a bill that is calling for changes to the process through which genetically engineered seeds are approved in Canada. The bill was supported by many groups such as the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, the National Farmers Union and the Canadian Biotechnology Action…

Final Attempt to Save Prison Farms (The Future of Prison Farms III)

This episode marks part III of our ongoing coverage on the future of Canada’s rehabilitative prison farm program. Since July 2009, Deconstructing Dinner has been paying close attention to the 6 prison farms that have been operating across Canada. In February 2009 it was discovered that the farm program was scheduled to be phased out,…

Bill C-474 (Protecting Farmers from Harm of GE Crops)

Deconstructing Dinner has long been at the forefront of covering anything and everything to do with the presence of genetically engineered (GE) foods. The latest on the issue from Canada’s capital is Bill C-474 – a bill introduced by Member of Paliament Alex Atamanenko. The bill was debated in the House of Commons for one-hour…

Collapse of Honey Bees on Vancouver Island / Tugwell Creek Honey Farm & Meadery

We examine the latest setback in the ongoing struggle to maintain healthy honey bee populations around the world. Every winter honey bee farmers hope that come spring, their colonies will have survived so that their businesses can remain economically viable. And with Vancouver Island receiving Spring the earliest of any location in Canada, farmers there…