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Dietitian Melinda Hemmelgarn helps listeners “think beyond their plates,” connect the dots between food, health and agriculture, and find food truth.

Food Sleuth Radio Melinda Hemmelgarn

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Dietitian Melinda Hemmelgarn helps listeners “think beyond their plates,” connect the dots between food, health and agriculture, and find food truth.

    Paul Lesko, attorney representing farmers damaged by Monsanto’s dicamba herbicide.

    Paul Lesko, attorney representing farmers damaged by Monsanto’s dicamba herbicide.

    Did you know that a Missouri peach farmer lost 30,000 trees and his peach business due to drift from Monsanto’s dicamba herbicide? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and registered dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview with Paul Lesko, attorney based in St. Louis who is a litigator representing farmers, nurseries, and individuals damaged by Monsanto’s dicamba herbicide. Lesko describes the Bader peach farm case in which the jury awarded Bader over 250 million dollars due to the loss of his peach trees from Monsanto’s highly volatile herbicide, dicamba. The story has been covered by the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting and U.S. Right to Know. Anyone who has suffered crop or personal loss due to Monsanto’s (now Bayer) herbicides is advised to contact a lawyer.

    Related website: http://prwlegal.com

    • 28 min
    Timothy Wise, M.A., Director of the Land and Food Rights Program at the Small Planet Institute, and author of Eating Tomorrow: Agribusiness, Family Farmers, and the Battle for the Future of Food.

    Timothy Wise, M.A., Director of the Land and Food Rights Program at the Small Planet Institute, and author of Eating Tomorrow: Agribusiness, Family Farmers, and the Battle for the Future of Food.

    Did you know that producing more food with exported Western technologies will not “feed the world? “Join Food Sleuth Radio host and registered dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview with Timothy Wise, M.A., Director of the Land and Food Rights Program at the Small Planet Institute, Senior Research Fellow at Tufts University’s Global Development and Environment Institute, and the author of Eating Tomorrow: Agribusiness, Family Farmers, and the Battle for the Future of Food. Wise exposes agribusiness strategies, questions the “Green Revolution,” and describes key features of climate-resilient agriculture.
    Related website: https://www.smallplanet.org/eating-tomorrow

    • 28 min
    Rebecca Katz, M.S., chef, educator, artist and author of The Cancer Fighting Kitchen: Nourishing Big Flavor Recipes for Cancer and Treatment and Beyond.

    Rebecca Katz, M.S., chef, educator, artist and author of The Cancer Fighting Kitchen: Nourishing Big Flavor Recipes for Cancer and Treatment and Beyond.

    Did you know that eating is a full sensory experience?
    Join Food Sleuth Radio host and registered dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview with Rebecca Katz, M.S, chef, educator, artist and author of The Cancer Fighting Kitchen: Nourishing Big Flavor Recipes for Cancer Treatment and Beyond. Katz describes her artful culinary pharmacy, and the importance of food’s texture, flavor and color in cancer healing, prevention, and more enjoyable eating. Tune in and learn what it means to feel “well-nourished.”
    Related website: www.rebeccakatz.com

    • 28 min
    Tod Cooperman, MD, President and Founder of Consumerlab.com.

    Tod Cooperman, MD, President and Founder of Consumerlab.com.

    Did you know that you don’t have to spend a fortune to get high quality dietary supplements?
    Join Food Sleuth Radio host and registered dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview with Tod Cooperman, MD., President and Founder of Consumerlab.com, an independent evaluator and reviewer of dietary products and supplements. Cooperman discusses his recent research on flavanol content and heavy-metal contamination of chocolate, plus reviews the most critical nutrients for protecting bone health and cognitive function.
    Related website: www.consumerlab.com

    • 28 min
    Melissa Abbott, Vice President of Culinary Insights for the Harman Group, a consumer culture research firm.

    Melissa Abbott, Vice President of Culinary Insights for the Harman Group, a consumer culture research firm.

    Did you know that stress and anxiety have replaced weight as the leading consumer health concern? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and registered dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview with Melissa Abbott, Vice President of Culinary Insights for the Harman Group, a consumer culture research firm, based in Belleview, WA. Abbott discusses changes in consumer food trends, trend-tracking techniques, and shifts in consumer thinking about food value, health and sustainability.
    Related website: www.hartman-group.com

    • 28 min
    Judith D. Schwartz, author of Water in Plain Sight: Hope for a Thirsty World.

    Judith D. Schwartz, author of Water in Plain Sight: Hope for a Thirsty World.

    Did you know that working with the water cycle can help mitigate climate change? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and registered dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview with Judith D. Schwartz, author of Water in Plain Sight: Hope for a Thirsty World - Building Soil, Restoring Land, and Working with the Water Cycle for a cooler, Wetter Planet. Schwartz describes the importance of healthy ecosystems for climate restoration, and specifically how working with permaculture and the water cycle can affect weather, lower temperatures and bring moisture to desert landscapes around the world.
    Related website: https://judithdschwartz.com/

    • 28 min

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