Food Show on 12/15/10

Food Show
Air date: 
Wed, 12/15/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
black farmers settlement with USDA; Food Safety Modernization Act; Harold McGee

President Obama just signed into law a $1.15 billion settlement with thousands of black farmers who were discriminated against by the United States Department of Agriculture. We'll get an update from John Boyd Jr., president of the National Black Farmers Association, who spoke with us in February.

Speaking of legislation, the Senate and House have passed versions of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act. But does the bill grant adequate exemptions to Oregon's many small farmers? We'll discuss the matter with Susan Boyd of Oregon Rural Action in La Grande and Albany farmer Scott Frost, who runs Nature's Fountain.

Finally, we'll rebroadcast Eugene Bradley's engaging interview with New York Times food science expert Harold McGee. McGee's latest book is Keys to Good Cooking: A Guide to Making the Best of Food and Recipes.

Be sure to tune in November 17th at 11 your community radio station, KBOO 90.7 FM in Portland/100.7 FM in Corvallis/91.9 FM in Hood River. Call us at 503-231-8187 during the show with questions for our guests!


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