The crucial stories impacting our local farms and foodshed — from GMOs to local cheesemakers.Upcoming Broadcasts:
Robin Carpenter is in conversation with Bruce Aidells, famed sausage maker, meat guru and cookbook author along with his wife Nancy Oakes, iconic San Francisco chef and founder of the James Beard Award Winning Boulevard. They share their meat secrets, disagreements and wonderful stories of life in the food lane. Bruce's bestselling The Complete Meat Cookbook was published in 1998 and in a little over a decade the world of meat in America took a dramatic turn. With the surge in availability of pasture raised and grass fed meats including a rise in popularity of lamb and goat - Bruce saw the need to help us all understand this brave new healthier world of meat and make sure it was delicious. This fall his new The Great Meat Cookbook: Everything You Need to Know to Buy and Cook Today's Meat hit the shelves and we talked about the biggest surprises and hottest tips.
The Farm and Foodshed Report introduces Juliet Braslow to our community! She is the new Organic and Sustainable Agriculture Coordinator for the University of California's Cooperative Extension of Marin County and replaces Steve Quirt who retired and was one of the original hosts of the Farm Report on KWMR.
In conversation with Dr. Corey Goodman about we discussed the new study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in which two scientists and a medical communications consultant analyzed 2,047 retracted papers in the biomedical and life sciences. They found that misconduct was the reason for three-quarters of the retractions for which they could determine the cause
Dr. Casadevall and another author, Dr. Ferric C. Fang of the University of Washington, have been outspoken critics of the current culture of science. To them, the rising rate of retractions reflects perverse incentives that drive scientists to make sloppy mistakes or even knowingly publish false data.
Host Robin Carpenter interviews local Nicolette Hahn-Niman who is an author, rancher, lawyer and Mom to Miles Niman. Much of her time is spent speaking and writing about the problems of industrialized livestock production, including the book Righteous Porkchop: Finding a Life and Good Food Beyond Factory Farms (HarperCollins, 2009) and four essays she has written on the subject for the New York Times. She has written for Huffington Post, CHOW, and Earth Island Journal. Previously, she was the senior attorney for the environmental organization Waterkeeper Alliance, where she was in charge of the organization's campaign to reform the concentrated livestock and poultry industry, and, before that, an attorney for National Wildlife Federation.
Mark Squire of the NonGMO Project and Good Earth Natural Foods and Local Organic Foods and GMO labeling activist, Valeri Hood, join host Robin Carpenter to speak about Prop 37 and other GMO issues.
Nancy Singleton Hachisu talks with host Robin Carpenter about her new book Japanese Farm Food "Our life centers on the farm and the field. We eat what we grow," her new book offers a unique window into life on a Japanese farm through simple, clear-flavored recipes cooked from family crops and other local, organic products.
Nancy moved from California to Japan in 1988, with the intention to stay for a year, learn Japanese, and return to the United States. Instead, she fell in love with a farmer, the culture, and the food, and has made the country her home. Nancy has taught cooking classes for nearly 20 years, and also runs a children's English immersion program that prepares home-cooked meals with local ingredients. She has been a Slow Food convivium leader for more than a decade, and a food-education leader for Slow Food Japan for the last several years. Nancy, her husband, and three sons live in an 80-year-old traditional farmhouse on an organic farm in rural Japan.
Ashley Blacow of the Oceana Institute is interviewed by host Robin Carpenter about the latest reports on seafood fraud.
Everywhere seafood is tested, fraud has been found. In fact, Oceana and others recently found shocking
levels of mislabeling in the Boston (48 percent), Los Angeles (55 percent) and Miami (31 percent) areas.Despite frequent reporting on the issue for more than 20 years, Oceana found that 39 percent of the 142 seafood samples collected and DNA tested from grocery stores, restaurants and sushi venues were mislabeled, according to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines.
Oceana's studies have shown this is not just a regional problem, but a widespread, nationwide issue that
needs federal attention. Federal agencies and Congress should take notice and act to stop seafood fraud.