13 episodes

The Stories Behind Our Food podcast explores what we eat and how it gets to us. What are the human stories beyond the labels at a grocery store? Equal Exchange is one of the largest and most successful worker co-ops in the US and one of the largest Alternative Trade Organizations in the world. Listen to farmers, traders, activists and other experts talk about their work ... and expand your palate!

The Stories Behind Our Food | An Equal Exchange Podcast Equal Exchange Inc.

    • Food
    • 5.0, 21 Ratings

The Stories Behind Our Food podcast explores what we eat and how it gets to us. What are the human stories beyond the labels at a grocery store? Equal Exchange is one of the largest and most successful worker co-ops in the US and one of the largest Alternative Trade Organizations in the world. Listen to farmers, traders, activists and other experts talk about their work ... and expand your palate!

    Taking a Passion for Food Online

    Taking a Passion for Food Online

    Dreaming about quitting your day job? Food blogger and photographer Chelsea Colbath decided to pursue her passion for food full time. She joined us to talk about Baked Greens, her food-focused blog and photography business. A participant in Equal...

    • 30 min
    Local Meat, Lower Impact

    Local Meat, Lower Impact

    Charley Cummings of Walden Local Meat, a meat CSA, talks about sustainability in the meat industry and why local is better.

    • 35 min
    The Spicy Origins of Burlap & Barrel

    The Spicy Origins of Burlap & Barrel

    Where do you go to find the most unusual spices? Former chef Ethan Frisch travels all over the world. More specifically, he seeks out farmers who are growing herbs and seasonings of exceptional quality, and through his company, Burlap & Barrel, he...

    • 36 min
    A Future for Black Farmers

    A Future for Black Farmers

    Shirley Sherrod talks about New Communities Inc. a land trust for Black farmers in Georgia. Did you like this episode? Please help us by sharing it with one person you think would enjoy it.

    • 36 min
    Wine for Everyone!

    Wine for Everyone!

    We talk with Molly Madden, founder of RedHen Collective, about elitism in wine culture and how a women-owned cooperative is pushing back.

    • 32 min
    The Afterlife of Food

    The Afterlife of Food

    Learn all about compost and about how a social enterprise functions from special guest Igor Kharitonenkov of Bootstrap Compost.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

iOSpinola ,

Food, Justice & Solidarity

Take some time to listen to this show! Super worth your time. This is a great way to learn about our food system, consumer activism, and citizen organizing. At the end of each episode you get a list of action items.

Topics that I enjoyed learning about;
-The dark side of angel investing
-Citizen & Consumer Organizing
-Global Solidarity
- The Consolidation of our food system & of food markets.
- Democracy’s intersection with our food

Hoppekat ,

A great conversation with knowledgeable people

I like the approachable nature of these podcasts which feel like listening in on a really great conversation between really smart and grounded people on a wide variety of topics around food including history, current political influences, interesting behind the curtain views of the food industry, food products and how mission based businesses function.

Dmr62088 ,

Amazing !

Amazing !

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