The Integrity of the Organic Label

Cornucopia’s Take: Cornucopia Senior Scientist Linley Dixon shares her thoughts on organic policy and the organic standards. Listen to the interview on Northern Spirit Radio below. Real Organics Northern Spirit Radio by Mark Helpsmeet Linley Dixon is senior scientist of the staff of The Cornucopia Institute, our leading organic standards watchdog & advocate. With a masters degree… Read more »

Raw Milk 411

Cornucopia’s Take: The podcast below gives a brief history of raw milk, including what it is, why the Weston A. Price Foundation and others believe it should be legal, and how you may be able to buy it in your state. Raw Milk on the Move with Pete Kennedy The Weston A. Price Foundation by… Read more »

Feeding the Cattle and the Soil Pays Off

Cornucopia’s Take: The Land Stewardship Project interviewed a dairy farmer in Minnesota about how mob grazing on healthy pasture has saved money in feed and paid off in cattle and land health. Cornucopia recommends consumers buy milk and meat from organic farmers using sustainable practices like these. Ear to the Ground 192: Healthy Soil, Healthy… Read more »

Straight Talk from a Farmer

Wise Traditions Jesse Straight is a local farmer and father of five young children. A few years back, he never would have imagined the life he leads today. As a student at the University of Virginia, Jesse was on a religious studies and pre-med track. Hear what changed the direction of his life and sparked his… Read more »

Plate of the Union with Ricardo Salvador, Union of Concerned Scientists

Farm to Table Talk – Soundcloud Presidential politics may have addressed everything that matters except what may matter most, our food system. Michael Pollan, Mark Bittman, and other food movement leaders, including our guest Ricardo Salvador from the Union of Concerned Scientists intend to change that with the “Plate of the Union”. Ricardo explains the… Read more »

Mark Kastel on Pastured Poultry Talk

Pastured Poultry Talk by Mike Badger Listen to the interview here. Mike interviews Mark Kastel of Cornucopia Institute to discuss the Institute’s report “Scrambled Eggs: Separating Factory Farm Egg Production from Authentic Organic Agriculture.” The gold standard in organic egg production, according to Mark, is smaller, pasture-raised flocks, and these are the farms that earn the… Read more »

Routt Reigart Interview on Food Sleuth Radio

Food Sleuth Radio Host Melinda Hemmelgarn Click here to listen to the program. Today’s children grow up in an environment riddled with toxins. Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview with Routt Reigart, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina, co-editor of the 6th Edition… Read more »

Podcasts on Legal Issues for Farms

Attorney Rachel Armstrong of Farm Commons just launched a podcast series on legal issues for farmers. The podcasts are compiled from Farm Commons’ winter webinars and are about an hour each. The initial list includes “The Beginning Farmer’s Introduction to Farm Law” and “Put Your CSA on Strong Legal Footing.” New podcasts will be added… Read more »

Culture Wars with Linley Dixon

Dr. David Naimon Linley Dixon, PhD Farm and Food Policy Analyst Linley Dixon discusses The Cornucopia Institute’s latest report Culture Wars: How the Food Giants turned Yogurt, a Health Food, into Junk Food.  Learn why the “live and active cultures” label is not a good signifier of the healthiness of your yogurt,  the hidden additives… Read more »

Women Farmers

Montana Public Radio by Beth Anne Austein Source: USDA Producer Lacy Roberts brings us an hour of conversation with and about female farmers. First, we learn why photographer Audra Mulkern started the Female Farmer Project and what it reveals about female back-to-the-land farmers. Next, we sit around the kitchen table with Tracy and Margaret, owners of… Read more »