Podcasts from 2010 (Page 3)

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…

Conscientious Cooks VII (Sooke Harbour House) / Carlo Petrini & Slow Food Canada

Conscientious Cooks VII (Sooke Harbour House) The Sooke Harbour House is a 28-room inn in Sooke, British Columbia which has been owned and operated by Frederique and Sinclair Philip since 1979. The inn is home to a restaurant that has led the way in Canada (if not North America) in the practice of sourcing local…

The Slow Down Diet

Author Marc David lends his voice to the show and together we explore a new way of seeing nutrition where our body’s ablility to digest and metabolize food is not just determined by the scientific breakdown of the food itself but by our level of relaxation, the quality of the food, our awareness when we’re…

The Seaweed Lady / Deconstructing Dinner in Our Schools V

The Seaweed Lady In mid-February, Deconstructing Dinner visited southern Vancouver Island, and in particular the community of Sooke, which is home to an active and well-connected food community. One of those foodies is Diane Bernard who is more commonly known as “The Seaweed Lady”. Diane is the founder of Outer Coast Seaweeds – a producer…

Farming in the City XIII / Updates on ‘Norway, British Columbia’ & ‘A Dinner Date With the Olympics’

Farming in the City XIII (Backyard Chickens X) In November 2009, a panel discussion on urban agriculture was hosted by Backyard Bounty and the University of Guelph. The event was called Opportunities for Action: An Urban Agriculture Symposium and Deconstructing Dinner partner station CFRU recorded the panel. This episode hears from two of the panelists…