Avocados: Making Production Equitable and Environmentally Sound

27Nov

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As agriculture and food are all of our most direct and daily connection to the natural world, and the health of our environment directly impacting our own health and well-being, it is imperative that we continue to explore and push the boundaries of overall sustainable production. How can we produce food in a way that is fair, socially just, beneficial for communities, and also environmentally sound, all at the same time? We are speaking with an expert today on the equitable production of produce – in this example, about Avocados.

Guest: 

Nicole Vitello, President, Equal Exchange Produce, West Bridgewater, MA

Love Thy Nature: A Beautiful Reminder of the Gift of Life

20Nov

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In the world of news and politics and social and environmental justice we, as a culture, often focus disproportionately on what is not working. From a deeply human prospective, the film Love Thy Nature brings the balance back in focusing by reminding us of the beauty of this planet and the blessing to be alive. Host Helge Hellberg is speaking with the filmmaker of Love Thy Nature today – an incredibly powerful conversation and the essence of why we are doing this show, what it means to be human, our opportunity for one another, and our responsibility for this one planet that we all call home.

Guest: 

Sylvie Rokab, Director, Writer, Cinemetographer, Love Thy Nature, Los Angeles, CA

Hooked on Sweet: Beating Sugar Addiction Now

13Nov

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The average American consumes about 150 pounds of refined sugar a year. That almost half a pound of refined sugar each day. Refined sugar is in everything, not just in sugary drinks, but even in our cut meats, and in our bread, and in most everything else. It’s there for two reasons – it makes things taste better, and, it gets us hooked, because sugar is addictive. Today we are talking with an expert on sugar, a doctor who has made unhooking from sugar his life’s career.

Guest: 

Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D., Author, The Complete Guide to Beating Sugar Addiction, Hawaii

Home Cooking for Everyone: Easy, Fun, and Totally Delicious

6Nov

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From trends and specialty diets to indecipherable food labels, from expensive equipment in food reality shows on TV to ingredients in processed foods that have nothing to do with nourishment, it is remarkable how complicated food has become. Today we are reversing the clock – a new book is bringing us back, to the future.

Guest:

Maria Rodale, Author, Scratch: Home Cooking for Everyone Made Simple, Fun, and Totally Delicious, PA