Podcasts from 2008 (Page 2)

Fred Eaglesmith / Cross-Canada Trike Tour IV (Quebec – Newfoundland)

Fred Eaglesmith Deconstructing Dinner has long incorporated music into many of our episodes. From Phil Vernon’s tunes about Percy Schmeiser, Biotechnology and Terminator Seeds, to Terry Winchell’s Pesticide Song and Todd Butler’s Farmer Dan, there is clearly no shortage of tunes out there that help add to our weekly content. In the second half of…

Livestock Lost – Part III (Local Meat? “Not in My Backyard!” II)

The Livestock Lost series examines the farming and business of meat, dairy and egg production. It explores the known and unknown dangers of meat production and what people can do to source alternatives to what many would refer to as a cultural staple of the North American diet. Part III – Local Meat? “Not in My Backyard!…

Co-operatives: Alternatives to Industrial Food IV / Cross-Canada Trike Tour III (Prawda, MB – Ottawa, ON)

Co-operatives: Alternatives to Industrial Food IV (Community Farms Program) It’s been a topic of discussion throughout many broadcasts of Deconstructing Dinner: While there is clearly a widespread interest in supporting more localized food systems, the bigger picture of how such systems can be physically, economically and politically sustained is a far more complicated and serious…

Livestock Lost – Part I (Slaughterhouses and the Culture of Meat)

The Livestock Lost series examines the farming and business of meat, dairy and egg production. It will explore the known and unknown dangers of meat production and what people can do to source alternatives to what many would refer to as a cultural staple of the North American diet. Part I – Slaughterhouses and the Culture of…

Backyard Chickens II (Farming in the City IV)

Many forms of urban agriculture have existed for thousands of years. As practical and environmentally responsible as growing food within a city can be, the art of gardening has seemingly disappeared in many urban settings. As current farming practices are proving to be unsustainable in the long-term, urban agriculture is looked upon by many as…