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Chefs, Farmers, Food Activists, Policy Experts, and Members of Congress discuss how politics affect the food on your plate. Chef Spike Mendelsohn and Monica Mills host.

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Chefs, Farmers, Food Activists, Policy Experts, and Members of Congress discuss how politics affect the food on your plate. Chef Spike Mendelsohn and Monica Mills host.

    Ep. 8: We Fed An Island (Puerto Rico) with Chef José Andrés and Anna Palmer

    Ep. 8: We Fed An Island (Puerto Rico) with Chef José Andrés and Anna Palmer

    Chef José Andrés returns, along with Anna Palmer, to tell the story of Jose’s incredible humanitarian work in Puerto Rico. Jose and Anna discuss how government can be so frustrating to work with for a chef like José who is just trying to feed people, and Spike questions José about his political future.

    • 22 min
    Ep. 7: Chefs Roundtable: 7 Chefs Fight for Good Food in America

    Ep. 7: Chefs Roundtable: 7 Chefs Fight for Good Food in America

    Seven amazing chefs join the podcast to tell us their dreams for a better food system. Every chef has a story to share about why they fight for healthy and affordable food in their communities, and why they decided they had to come to Washington and lobby congress for a better Farm Bill.

    • 49 min
    Ep. 6: For the Love of Farming - A Roundtable with Five Female Farmers

    Ep. 6: For the Love of Farming - A Roundtable with Five Female Farmers

    Five inspiring female farmers join the podcast to discuss the challenges and rewards of being a small farmer. Each farmer is in Washington to lobby their Member of Congress on the Farm Bill – they want more support for small farmers, better conservation, and help for the hungry people in their communities.

    • 51 min
    Ep. 5: Urban Agriculture with Rep. Marcy Kaptur and Prof. Sabine O'Hara

    Ep. 5: Urban Agriculture with Rep. Marcy Kaptur and Prof. Sabine O'Hara

    Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur and Professor Sabine O’Hara come on the podcast to discuss the power of urban agriculture. They help us understand how new technology can combine with new policy to make our food system safer, more affordable, and provide better quality food to people living in cities.

    • 31 min
    Ep. 4: Food is Medicine with Michel Nischan and Pamela Hess

    Ep. 4: Food is Medicine with Michel Nischan and Pamela Hess

    Michel Nischan, a chef and nutrition activist, describes his fight for food to be considered medicine, and how he was inspired to act when two of his children were diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Pamela Hess joins to tells us how she brings fresh, healthy produce to food deserts in the Washington, DC area via her mobile market, and how she works with veterans to jumpstart their careers in farming.

    • 32 min
    Ep. 3: Food at the Polls with Celinda Lake

    Ep. 3: Food at the Polls with Celinda Lake

    Pollster and Political Strategist Celinda Lake joins our hosts to explain the most recent polling data around food issues. Spike wants to know why he never gets called to participate in polls, and Monica and Celinda explain how food issues can make a big difference to swing voters across the country.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

NYCsbw ,

Waiting for S2!

I don’t have any background in food or farming but I’m super interested in educating myself in food justice so I can find the best way to get involved to make a difference too. I know it’s been more than a year since S1, but holding out hope for more!!

britt_thegardengnome ,

The most amazing food & policy podcast in the history of podcasting!!!!

I freaking love this podcast. It has a phenomenal balance of story; interview; commentary; and entertainment. It is extremely insightful. When I listen to it I am fully engaged and am ready to do some awesome stuff when it’s over!!!!!!! If you haven’t taken the time to listen to it LISTEN TO IT!!! You will wonder where this has been all your life!

Baiohley ,

Thank you

Such a great podcast about food being political. Can’t wait to hear more!

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