Anne Ross with  https://www.cornucopia.org and Reporter Mike Hendricks with https://www.kansascity.com one of the biggest frauds in farm history and integrity in the food system.   Also Pete Marshall with https://www.friends-bwca.org talks about this week’s history decision

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Congressman Tim Penny and Elena Byrne talk about https://www.local-feast.org   And Bernie Sanders at October 5, 2019 forum by Organic Farmers Association and Iowa Organic Association

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On today’s episode of Food Freedom Radio Laura is joined by John Peterson of Ferndale Turkey, Emily Torgrimson of eatforequity.org and Benjamin Gross calls in two share his thoughts on a Richfield school throwing out 40 perfectly good lunches to shame student with more than $15 of cafeteria debt.

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The makers of Hibar, a shampoo and conditioner bar that does not use plastic join Laura to talk about how individuals respond to the crisis of plastic. Also native Rapanui filmmaker Sergio Mata’u Rapu, who films Eating Up Easter, explores the dilemma his people are facing – talks about plastics from a global perspective

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Two Billion dollar Monsanto Verdict. Interview with lead attorney Brent Wisner. Former AM950 talk show host Mark Heaney with http://www.heaneylaw.com/mark-heaney.html discuss the case.

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President of the Minnesota Farmers Union Gary Wertish talks about the recent National Farmers Union Convention.   Also Chris Gamer with Main Street project talks about the effort to plant one million Hazelnut trees.

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MOSES Conference Highlights  Guest:  Jim Riddle is Moses Organic Farmer of the year;  Sylvia Burgos Toftness  https://www.bronxtobarn.com  and Lauren Langworthy,  Acting Executive Director  of MOSES and owner of  http://blueoxorganics.com

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Ronnie Cummins,  co-founder and International Director of the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) and Pat Kerrigan · Organic Standards and Retail Director with the OCA join Stan Sattinger with Minnesota 350 to talk about Regenerative Agriculture.

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Leading thinker on carbon change and soil carbon Dr Rattan Lal; co-founder of Earth Microbiome Project Dr Jack Gilbert and conference co-chair Laura Triplett share learning form Nobel Conference 54:  Living Soil  a Universe Underfoot.

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This week Food Freedom Radio is joined by: Dr. Frank Uekotter, environmental historian David Montgomer,geologist and author (Dirt: Erosion of Civilizations) Jim Dontje, Co-chair of the Nobel Conference 54 and Director of the Johnson Center for Environmental Innovation at Gustavus College

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Michael Chaney, Project Sweetie Pie James Trice – Founder & CEO, Public Policy Project LLC and creator Environmental Justice coordinating council Kyle Samejima  Executive Director  Minneapolis Climate Action Ann Calvert  Principal Project Coordinator  City of Minneapolis Join Food Freedom Radio to talk about visions for redeveloping 48 acres with one mile of Mississippi Riverfront in…

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Guest co-host Beth O’Keefe with the Minnesota Indigenous Women’s Society and Laura talk to Mindy S. Kurzer, Ph.D. Director, Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute and Dr. Kalidas Shetty, Founding Director of Global Institute of Food Security and International Agriculture and annual conference on Native American Nutrition

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Dying Cancer patient DeWayne Johnson is suing Monsanto in the first trial over claims that the chemical glyphosate, an ingredient in the weed killer Roundup, causes cancer. We talk with one of his attorneys – Timothy Litzenburg and we are joined by Pat Kerrigan of Organic Consumers Association.

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On today’s show our guest is Amanda Babcock, Amanda is the policy program organizer for the Land Stewardship Project. landstewardshipproject.org We’re also joined by Leslie Mackenzie of Chard your Yard and Armel Martin from New City Backyard Farms Way

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Joined by Michael Chaney founder of Project Sweetie Pie. Dr. Mary Rogers director of the Rogers Organic Horticulture Lab at the University of Minnesota. Lucas Zeidner director of NoMi Roots. and Patsy Parker join the program. Check out the Urban Food Systems Symposium at The Graduate Hotel in Minneapolis, MN, Aug 8-11 2018.

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Eat for Equity Founder Emily Torgrimson creates a social entrepreneur by hosting dinner parties. https://eatforequity.org/emily-torgrimson  Later in the show, Producer GRAHAM MERIWETHER joins us to talk about his new movie discussing Beginning Farmers.  https://www.leaveitbetter.com

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