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Farmers interview scientists, activists, politicians, and authors engaged in protecting USDA organic food against an active corporate takeover. Real Organic Project released its add-on food label in stores and markets in 2021,  and is focused on introducing eaters across the United States to our movement and its allies. In this podcast series, you'll meet the best organic and regenerative farmers around, as well as journalists, climate experts, policy makers and chefs (Dr. Vandana Shiva, Paul Hawken, Leah Penniman, Bill Mckibben, Alice Waters, Dan Barber, and Eliot Coleman - to name a few!) who support our mission and have lent their voices and insights to explaining the importance of keeping corporate cheaters out of the real food movement. As bad players aim to redefine what food is for the sake of their own profits, we believe there is too much at stake for both human and planetary health today and into the future. Feed the soil, not the plant!! 

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Farmers interview scientists, activists, politicians, and authors engaged in protecting USDA organic food against an active corporate takeover. Real Organic Project released its add-on food label in stores and markets in 2021,  and is focused on introducing eaters across the United States to our movement and its allies. In this podcast series, you'll meet the best organic and regenerative farmers around, as well as journalists, climate experts, policy makers and chefs (Dr. Vandana Shiva, Paul Hawken, Leah Penniman, Bill Mckibben, Alice Waters, Dan Barber, and Eliot Coleman - to name a few!) who support our mission and have lent their voices and insights to explaining the importance of keeping corporate cheaters out of the real food movement. As bad players aim to redefine what food is for the sake of their own profits, we believe there is too much at stake for both human and planetary health today and into the future. Feed the soil, not the plant!! 

    Glenn Elzinga Pt 2: Raising Better, More Nutritious Beef

    Glenn Elzinga Pt 2: Raising Better, More Nutritious Beef

    #179: Glenn Elzinga and Dave continue their discussion about raising truly healthy cattle that yield nutrient-dense beef. By following the innate, time-honored rhythm of the birthing cycle and offering the herd a wide variety of plant species to graze instead of pushing for rapid weight gain, Alderspring Ranch is able to stave off illness and increase the amount of phytonutrients in their beef. Glenn Elzinga owns and operates Alderspring Ranch, along with his wife Carolyn an...

    • 51 min
    Mwatima Juma: Chemical Companies Pressure Farmers In Africa

    Mwatima Juma: Chemical Companies Pressure Farmers In Africa

    #178: Mwatima Juma joins Dave to discuss the powerful influence chemical companies have over African farming practices and the way agricultural policies are shaped across the continent. As support for transitioning acreage to organic grows in Europe and India, multinationals see Africa as a must-win market for selling their amendments. Dr. Mwatima Juma is a rural development specialist based in Zanzibar and the chairperson of the Tanzania Organic Agriculture Movement. She earned he...

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Arnie and Ron Koss: Changing Organic From The Inside Out

    Arnie and Ron Koss: Changing Organic From The Inside Out

    #177: Twin brothers Ron and Arnie Koss talk about their experience founding Earth's Best Baby Foods in 1985 with the hopes of impacting real, positive change in the marketplace by inspiring Big Food to also meet the growing demand for organic baby food. They also pose lots of questions about the Real Organic Project to their Vermont peer and ROP co-director Dave Chapman, who was present throughout much of their Earth's Best journey.In 1985, Ron and Arnie Koss founded Earth's Best Baby F...

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Nora Taleb: Global Players Rule Our Food System

    Nora Taleb: Global Players Rule Our Food System

    #176: Food systems consultant and former team leader for the Naturland Fair & Social Responsibility program Nora Taleb visits Real Organic Project co-director Linley Dixon at her farm in Durango, Colorado for a conversation about the role of organic agriculture, farmers, and corporate actors across the globe. Nora Taleb is a food systems consultant focusing on regenerative organic agriculture and sustainable systems. She joining Naturland Association for Organic Agriculture in 2015,...

    • 55 min
    Tim Wise: Today's Green Revolution In Africa and Iowa

    Tim Wise: Today's Green Revolution In Africa and Iowa

    #175: Researcher and author Tim Wise shares his deep knowledge of the Green Revolution and its misleading claims to solve world hunger through chemical agriculture and government policy. While most of us think of the Green Revolution as movement from the past, Tim raises awareness that it is very much alive today across the globe, most notably in Africa. Tim Wise is a writer, researcher and speaker, and the author of Eating Tomorrow: Agribusiness, Family Farmers, and the Battle for the ...

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Will Rosenzweig: Crafting A Positive Impact Food System

    Will Rosenzweig: Crafting A Positive Impact Food System

    #174: Republic of Tea co-founder and UC Berkeley Haas Center for Responsible Business co-chair Will Rosenzweig joins Dave to discuss his early efforts to impact change on the food system from the inside out, through entrepreneurship, as well as his thoughts on how to acheive postive impact in today's world through education.Will Rosenzweig is a well-known entrepreneur, having co-founded the Republic of Tea in the early 90s. He is co-author of The Republic of Tea: How an Idea Becomes a B...

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

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70 Ratings

Dave Really 1234 ,

Loved it

Linley did a great interview with Charlotte. I was riveted.

ROP fan ,

Favorite podcast

I’ve been religiously following every podcast and really appreciate the efforts of Dave and Linley. Each interview is thoughtful and packed with important information for anyone who cares about eating, farming and the future of land use!!!

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The best podcast on agriculture today

The Real Organic Project podcast has great guests and provide insightful information on the organic movement in agriculture today. They support one another and have a great message. It has helped shape how I shop for food and made me meet a farmer (and visit a farm) for the first time. This podcast also makes me hungry!

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