Podcasts from 2009 (Page 4)

Canadian Beef Consolidated Further / Backyard Chickens V (Farming in the City VII)

Canadian Beef Consolidated Further Deconstructing Dinner examines the recent takeover of Canada’s largest beef packing plant – Lakeside Packers, located in Brooks, Alberta. The plant maintains a capacity to process 4, 700 head of cattle each day (that translates to a whopping 43% of all beef processed in Canada… from one facility!). The takeover leaves…

The Local Grain Revolution VII – Sailing Grain

Since March 2008, The Local Grain Revolution series has been following the evolution of Canada’s first Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) project for grain. The project has inspired a wave of support from the communities of Nelson and Creston, including support from the Kootenay Lake Sailing Association. In September 2008, a group of sailors approached the…

Biofuels: Food, Fuel and Future

In February 2009, Deconstructing Dinner descended upon Edmonton for a week of local and global food education. Every year, the University of Alberta hosts International Week, the largest annual extracurricular educational event on campus. International Week “fosters global citizenship through engagement with today’s most pressing issues”. In its 24th year, the theme was Hungry for…

Palagummi Sainath – The Age of Inequality

In February 2009, Deconstructing Dinner descended upon Edmonton for a week of local and global food education. Every year, the University of Alberta hosts International Week, the largest annual extracurricular educational event on campus. International Week “fosters global citizenship through engagement with today’s most pressing issues”. In its 24th year, the theme was Hungry for…

Frances Moore Lappé – Ending Hunger, Feeding Hope

In February 2009, Deconstructing Dinner descended upon Edmonton for a week of local and global food education. Every year, the University of Alberta hosts International Week, the largest annual extracurricular educational event on campus. International Week “fosters global citizenship through engagement with today’s most pressing issues”. In its 24th year, the theme was Hungry for…

Norway, British Columbia III (Farming Atlantic Salmon in the Pacific)

In October 2008, host Jon Steinman was toured around a salmon farm along with delegates of the 2008 conference of the Canadian Farm Writers Federation. The tour was sponsored by the Province of British Columbia’s Ministry of Agriculture & Lands and the British Columbia Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA). The farm is owned by Marine Harvest…

Food System Retrospective and Outlook w/Brent Warner

Deconstructing Dinner launches our 2009 season of programming with a restrospective and forward-looking presentation by Brent Warner of Farmers’ Markets Canada. Brent was recorded in October 2008 speaking to delegates of the annual conference of the Canadian Farm Writers Federation (CFWF) held in Courtenay, British Columbia. Voices Brent Warner – Interim Executive Director, Ministry of…