Podcasts Archive

The Integrity of the Organic Label

Monday, November 27th, 2017

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 in Plant & Soil Science, a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology, 2 years work with the USDA, and hands-on experience with her organic farm (Adobe House Farm) in Durango, Colorado, Linley combines the knowledge and work to advocate for honest & accurate organic standards.

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Raw Milk 411

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

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 Hilda Labrada Gore

Source: cheeseslave

How easily we forget! Raw milk has been part of the human diet for thousands of years, yet only after a century of introducing pasteurization many people think that the only way to consume milk is to pasteurize it first. Our raw milk heritage is getting lost. But thanks to farmers and activists who believe in the value of raw milk and who are brave enough to fight against the establishment, raw milk is coming back. From being legal in only 27 states in the 1990s, raw milk is now legal in all but 7 states and more people are drinking it every day.

Join Pete Kennedy in today’s episode as we discuss the history of the raw milk movement, what’s left to be done and what we should do to be a part of it all!

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Feeding the Cattle and the Soil Pays Off

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

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 Profits
Land Stewardship Project

A dairy farmer finds more microbes in the soil means more money in the bank.

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Straight Talk from a Farmer

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Wise Traditions

WiseTraditionsLogoJesse 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 passion for farming–and not just any farming but sustainable farming. All of the animals at Whiffletree Farm are regularly moved to fresh pasture, receive no GMO feed, antibiotics, chemical wormers or hormones. No chemicals are used on the land, either. Jesse loves his work and wants all people to find joy and health in good food raised with integrity, on a small scale.

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

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

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 issues, the political process now and what should happen next. Read Full Article »