Host Andrew Geller sits in for Joe & Abe today with a discussion of the sneaky replacement of natural beets with genetically engineered Sugar Beets in our domestic sugar supply, right here in the Willamette Valley. Andrew brings in three experts to illuminate the shady goings-on.
First, in studio, we have Laurie Ann Bird from NW Rage, the NW Resistance Against Genetic Engineering.
Bananas are a fruit native to the tropical region of Southeast Asia and Australia. Today, they are cultivated throughout the tropics. Bananas are among the most widely consumed foods in the world. , and
are grown in at least 107 countries.
Host Barbara Bernstein talks about the recent severe weather and the impacts on Agriculture with Dr. Matthew Helmers, Assistant Professor at Iowa State's Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, and an expert in Agricultural and Water Resources.
Robyn Shanti interviews author/economist Michael Shuman about the importance of a healthy local food system and how communities are increasingly feeding themselves, and simultaneously reaping huge economic, environmental and social benefits. Learn about case studies of successful, innovative local food businesses right here in Portland and information about the upcoming Eat Local Week, July 4-11th.
Host Barbara Bernstein talks about organic farming certification with Chris Schreiner of Oregon Tilth, plus Moreland Farmers' Market Manager Laura Wendel and several farmers who have gone through the federal organic certification process, and some who have not.