Podcasts on Livestock

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How Organic is an Organic Egg?

Deconstructing Dinner’s Jon Steinman sits down with Mark Kastel – the co-founder of the Cornucopia Institute – a populist farm policy research group based in Wisconsin. Mark and Jon discuss the changing face of organic food. Using eggs as an example – Mark explains how eaters can exercise a more discriminating awareness when purchasing ‘organic’…

TED Talks on Food w/Jamie Oliver, Carolyn Steel & Christien Meindertsma

TED has become an incredibly popular series of conferences featuring inspiring speakers from around the world. TED is a small non-profit devoted to what they call – “Ideas Worth Spreading.” Starting out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, order Entertainment & Design, TED has since broadened its scope to…

Produce to the People

Deconstructing Dinner has long been exploring the many ways through which farmers, healing businesses, organizations and communities are accessing food using new and innovative models. On today’s broadcast we hear more of those examples shared as part of the March 2010 panel – Produce to the People, hosted by the San Francisco based CUESA. The…

Local Food Fraud?: An Investigation

Nominated for a 2011 Jack Webster Award – this exclusive behind-the-scenes investigative report takes an in-depth look into alleged local food fraud. With the rapid rise in interest among North Americans to support locally produced food and with the premium people are willing to pay for that food, doctor it leaves open an attractive opportunity…

The Future of Prison Farms V: Abducted Cows

Having now devoted four episodes to covering the closure of Canada’s prison farms, site this Part 5 of our coverage might mark a disappointing chapter for Canadians who have been hoping for a halt to the closures. While all six of these rehabilitative and job-training programs have been progressively dismantled over the past year, the August…

Co-operatives – Alternatives to Industrial Food II

Listen to a few broadcasts of Deconstructing Dinner, and choosing food may suddenly become an intimidating adventure. It’s of tremendous importance however that we also bring our listeners examples of alternatives to the dominant industrial food system. Enter the co-operative model of operating a business – long an example of how people can assume greater…