Listening sessions related to food systems and/or community development.

 

 

Food Sleuth Radio is produced at KOPN studios in Columbia, MO, where it airs on Thursdays at 5:00 p.m. Central at www.kopn.org; it also airs nationally via public/community radio stations the week following the air dates listed below.  Archived programs are available on Public Radio Exchange, and as podcasts via www.kopn.org  and iTunes. Each interview is 30 minutes, and includes a link for more info/resources.

 

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Food Sleuth Radio for June 2017

June 1stJed Fahey, Ph.D., Director of the Cullman Chemoprotection Center at the Johns Hopkins University School of medicine, describes his research on sulforaphane, a health protecting  compound highest in broccoli sprouts.
http://chemoprotectioncenter.org/
http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/chemical_derived_from_broccoli_sprouts_shows_promise_in_treating_autism
PRX: https://beta.prx.org/stories/206629

 

June 8th: Stacy Malkan, co-founder and co-director of U.S. Right to Know, a non-profit organization working for transparency and accountability in our nation’s food system, exposes food and agriculture “front groups,” helps us navigate industry propaganda, and provides tips for truth-telling.
  www.usrtk.org 
www.foe.org/projects/food-and-technology/good-food-healthy-planet/spinning-food


June 15th: Johanna Mirenda,
Technical Director at OMRI, the Organic Materials Review Institute, describes her work in organic certification, explains “input” materials, including pesticides, and describes what organic certification means for farmers and consumers.
https://www.omri.org/

June 22nd: Erin Silva, Ph.D., plant pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison, describes research in modern sustainable and organic agriculture, new technologies, farmers’ challenges, and the intersections between soil, plant and human biology.
http://www.uworganic.wisc.edu/

June 29th: Fred vom Saal, Ph.D., Curators’ Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences, University of Missouri and co-editor of “Integrative Environmental Medicine,” describes how contaminants, including pesticide residues, BPA and phthalates, enter our food supply and affect public health within our challenging political and regulatory system.
https://global.oup.com/academic/product/integrative-environmental-medicine-9780190490911?cc=us&lang=en&

http://biology.missouri.edu/people/?person=97

Individual Price Free
There will be a range of topics throughout the season, starting June 21st, with R.D. and UMASS Lowell's MPH Program Director Renee Barrile for her talk on " Healthy and Sustainable Food: How American Dietary Guidelines are Looking at More Than Just Individual Health"
 
Other topics to look forward to:
July 19th - Molly Anderson - A New England Food Vision
August 16thConnor Stedman - Agroforestry: From Global Strategies to Wright-Locke Farm
September 20th - Timothy Griffin - A Closer Look at GMOs
October 18thMarydale Debor - Food and Health. Food as Medicine
 
It is free to attend, but please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 
Posters attached. More details on our website. Please feel free to send these posters to anyone you think would be interested.
 
Event Date 6/24/2017
Event End Date 10/18/2017
Individual Price Free

 

Wright-Locke Farm in Winchester, MA is hosting an educational speaker series this season. It is free and open to the public and will be presented in our beautiful historic 1827 Barn.

 

In our upcoming session on Wednesday, July 19th, Professor of Food Studies at Middlebury College and member of the Network Design Team of Food Solutions New England, Molly Anderson will fill us in about “A New England Food Vision”, which details how the region can feasibly provide half of its food needs by the year 2060.

 

Each presentation will begin at 7:30 PM and will be followed up with a Q & A session. We will are also selling tickets for a paper-plate supper at 6 and 6:30 PM before the talk -- you can find out more details and sign up on our website.

 

Please feel free to share the attached posters with anyone you think may be interested in attending. It should be a great talk! If you have any questions, or would like to RSVP and save a seat at the speaker series, don’t hesitate to e-mail me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

We hope to see you up at the farm!

Event Date 7/19/2017 7:30 AM GMT
Individual Price Free
Attachment WLF_speaker_series_anderson_7-19_print 1.pdf
 
 
It's time for Wright-Locke Farm's 3rd Speaker Series Session on Wednesday August 16th, 7:30 PM
 
 
 
 in our 1827 Barn - Parking at 82 Ridge St. Winchester, MA.
 
 
 
Agroforestry: From Global Strategies to Wright-Locke Farm
In our upcoming session principal and head designer at AppleSeed Permaculture LLC, Connor Stedman, M.S., will share how agroforestry can benefit farms and communities throughout New England in the years to come. Through agroforesty’s diverse set of practices that integrate agriculture, forestry, and conservation, these systems can increase food production, biodiversity, and carbon sequestration on the farm while reducing erosion, drought impacts, and other climate change-related vulnerabilities. Having worked closely with the farm throughout the year, Connor will also unveil the newly developed Master Plan for the pasture and forest lands of Wright-Locke Farm during this talk.
 
 
 
Please feel free to share the attached posters with anyone you think may be interested in attending. It should be a great talk! If you have any questions, or would like me to save you a seat at the speaker series, don’t hesitate to e-mail me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Event Date 8/16/2017 7:30 AM GMT
Individual Price Free
Attachment WLF_speaker_series_stedman_8-16 1.pdf

Food Sleuth Radio is produced at KOPN studios in Columbia, MO, where it airs on Thursdays at 5:00 p.m. Central at www.kopn.org; it airs nationally via public/community radio stations the week following air dates listed below.  Archived interviews are available on Public Radio Exchange, and as podcasts via www.kopn.org  and iTunes. Each interview is 30 minutes, and includes links for more info/resources.

 

 

If you like what you hear, please share with your networks, and join the Food Sleuth Radio Facebook page for guest announcements and to post comments.
And, please ask the general manager of your local community or public radio station to broadcast the program. Pacifica station members may download the program for free.

 

 

September Interviews:
September 7th: Jim Riddle, 
MN-based certified organic farmer and internationally respected expert on organic farming systems and standards, policy and advocacy will discuss highlights from his career and keynote presentation at the Beyond Pesticides’ annual Forum, titled: “Make America Organic Again.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MtHxtTQH30
http://www.bluefruitfarm.com/ 

 


 
September 14th: Abby Youngblood, Executive Director, National Organic Coalition, describes the increasing consumer demand for organic food, the rigors of organic production, and policy challenges to maintain the integrity of the organic label.
http://www.nationalorganiccoalition.org/about

 

 

September 21st: Laura Shapiro, culinary historian, James Beard award-winning food writer, and author of What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women & the Food that Tells their Stories, describes highlights from her research into the peculiar eating and cooking habits of famous women, from Cosmopolitan’s Helen Gurley Brown to Hitler’s partner, Eva Braun. 
https://laurashapirowriter.com/

 

 

September 28th:  Nathan Donley, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Center for Biological Diversity, explains findings from his report on our flawed pesticide regulatory system, “Toxic Concoctions: How the EPA ignores the dangers of pesticide cocktails.”
https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/campaigns/pesticides_reduction/pdfs/Toxic_concoctions.pdf

 

 

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