Aquaponics with Sylvia Bernstein – E52
Felicia Alongi and Akamai Backyard – E51
Felicia Alongi is a visionary and was a novice gardener. However, after her quick success with applying permaculture methods, blended with the wisdom of the Hawaiian way, she turned her backyard into a thriving, sustainable edible garden. She shares her knowledge on how to create your own backyard garden using these methods.
Jean-Michel Cousteau and Cleaning Up our Water Planet – E50
Jean-Michel Cousteau joined us for our 50th Show to share his wisdom and passion for the earth. Do we need to be concerned about the state of the Gulf and about radiation in our Pacific Ocean? Cousteau answers these questions and more. More importantly, Cousteau focuses on solutions for everyone in cleaning up our oceans. What can you and I do to quit using our ocean as a dumping ground? The answers may not be as complicated as you think. Listen to Cousteau’s passionate message on cleaning up our water planet. Can you or I make a difference–absolutely!
The World Of Supplements – E49
We’ve been talking about nutrient density and bio availability in the soil, but with far from ideal nutrient levels in our food, more than half of Americans take dietary supplements. Much like foods, the nutrients in supplements may or may not be nourishing depending on how or out of what they are manufactured. We talk to John Willard about Willard Water, a supplement that increases the absorption of nutrients from foods and supplements. Later we talk to wellness coach, Jim Wilkin, who answers our question “do the vitamins and minerals in most multivitamins come from food?” Um, no. With so many supplements and multivitamins in health food stores now claiming to be whole food derived, can we expect that they are organic and sourced from non gmo ingredients? Listen and decide.
Super-Weeds Clog the Cogs of the GMO Food Factory
For the past 40 years, conventional farmers have been using chemical herbicides to kill weeds in their fields. It was touted as being easier on the farmer and the environment than the more traditional methods of tilling. Today, scientists are facing the grim reality that this chemical shortcut has now created a problem much larger than ever foreseen.
Growing Your Own Food with Evan Folds – Part 4 – E48
In this series on growing your own food in harmony with nature, Evan Folds has been teaching us the immense importance of microbiological activity in our soils. In this segment, Evan walks us through the making and application of compost teas. These teas boost the viability of compost and can automatically take care of many pest or nutrient imbalance issues you are having in your garden. It’s very easy too! If you aren’t using compost tea, you are missing out on something great for your garden.
Engineering a World Food Crisis
There is an impending food shortage crisis, and the ambassadors for biotechnology are eager to provide a solution. The claim is that genetically engineered crops produce higher yields. There is controversy over the genetic manipulation of crops on a multitude of points, but most agree that an answer to the need of a growing population must be found. The conditions of starvation and malnutrition that exist in parts of the world are pointed to as the future for all unless it is addressed. So let’s look at the reasons behind these food shortages more closely.
Vanishing Of The Bees – E47
Why are our honeybees vanishing in alarming numbers? Food Integrity Now talked with co-directors, Maryam Henein and George Langworthy, about their recent film, Vanishing Of The Bees. This documentary takes a piercing investigative look at the economic, political and ecological implications of the worldwide disappearance of the honeybee. Henein and Langworthy discuss our current agricultural landscape and celebrates the ancient and sacred connection between man and the honeybee. The story highlights the positive changes that have resulted due to the tragic phenomenon known as “Colony Collapse Disorder.” Their movie unfolds as a dramatic tale of science and mystery. Henein is passionate about this extraordinary crisis and its greater meaning about the relationship between humankind and Mother Earth. The bees have a message – but will we listen.
EPA Approves Pesticide Linked to Colony Collapse Disorder
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted emergency approval for the use of the neonicotinoid pesticide dinotefuran to control brown marmorated stink bugs in seven eastern states. Dinotefuran is a member of the neonicotinoid family of systemic pesticides that is known to be highly toxic to bees and associated with Colony Collapse Disorder.
Sally Fallon and Liz Reitzig on the release of Farmageddon – E46
SWAT type raids with guns aimed at unarmed families on small dairy farms? Confiscation of product and equipment with no proof of contamination, and no compensation for damage and loss? Is it because these dairy farms are just covers for drug operations or weapons stockpiling? Nope. They only produce raw milk. Uh-huh, a food that humanity has been consuming for hundreds of years before pasturization. Whoa now! better bring in the guns, this is dangerous! Or…could it be dangerous to one of the mythologies that industrialized large scale food production is built on? It’s the idea that food in it’s natural state is poisonous, and we must be protected from it. What if more people started drinking raw milk and experienced the health benefits? What, then, might happen to factory style dairy operations? Hmmmm.
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