Podcasts from 2008 (Page 3)

Episode #100 – Best of May-August 2007

Since January 2006, Deconstructing Dinner has been reaching listeners around the world through dozens of radio stations and via the show’s web site and weekly podcast. Now at its 100th episode, this broadcast marks the fourth in a series that has been capturing highlights of past broadcasts alongside musical accompaniments. Through a careful handpicking of…

Bill C-517 – Mandatory Labelling of Genetically Engineered Foods (Part II – The Vote)

On April 10, Deconstructing Dinner aired a segment on Bill C-517 – a bill introduced by Bloc Québécois Member of Parliament Gilles-A. Perron. The bill was calling for the mandatory labelling of genetically engineered foods. Canadians have long been demanding that foods containing genetically-engineered ingredients be labelled. Over 40 countries around the world have successfully implemented…

President Bush on Food Security / Cross Canada Trike Tour I

President Bush on Food Security On May 1, 2008, President Bush addressed the latest global food crisis in a press conference from the White House. We’ll listen in on this speech and the US foreign policy definition of ‘food security’. While global efforts to respond to the food crisis may indeed be providing much-needed aid,…

Heritage Foods: Preserving Diversity II – Gardens of Destiny

The diversity in the varieties of crops being grown in Canada has dwindled significantly. Virtually all of the fruits, vegetables, grains, livestock and pretty much every ingredient found on grocery store shelves, is of a variety that has purely been bred for profit. At no time has the importance of maintaining diversity or flavour and…

Monsanto’s Product Release Form / Mandatory Labelling of GE-Foods (Bill C-517)

On March 20, 2008, Deconstructing Dinner shared the history and outcomes of the most recent battle between farmer Percy Schmeiser and global seed giant Monsanto. Raised during that broadcast was the very basis for the battle; a product release form issued by Monsanto to farmers who wish to have unwanted genetically-engineered plants removed from their fields…