Food Freedom Radio
Saturdays 8AM - 9AM
Food Freedom Radio envisions a food system respectful of water, soil, planet and people. We work towards a historic transformation. How do we move from food production being a source of economic, social and ecological destruction? How do we move towards a food system which is a source of clean water, healthy soil, and a toxin-free environment?
Host Laura Hedlund. Laura earned a certificate in Urban Farming from PRI Cold Climate, helped to start a community garden in 2008 which is now part of the Open Door Pantry and grows blueberries, hazelnuts, gooseberries and more. She has worked at AM950 since 2004. She served as Deputy Press Secretary for Paul Wellstone’s 1990 US Senate campaign, Press Secretary for David Minge’s 1992 US Congressional Campaign, Public Relations Director for a 25,000 member Girl Scout council and she worked as television reporter.
Host Laura Hedlund speaks with University of Minnesota Assistant Professor Abigail Johnson about the connection between microbiome and nutrition.
Laura is joined by Ken Pentel of the Ecology Democracy Network, as they remember the late Pat Kerrigan.
Lauren Baker with the Global Alliance for the Future of Food talks about this new report – https://futureoffood.org/insights/the-politics-of-knowledge-compendium And Ryan Slabaugh shares information from https://events.acresusa.com/e/2021-eco-ag-conference-trade-show
The MN Court of Appeals says rules in favor of Edward R. Borchard’s natural lawn and now community is rallying to help pay legal bills – https://www.gofundme.com/f/you-can-fight-city-hallbut-itll-cost-you?qid=fddd250c2e0d2f3f19b2b2a9f23bdeec Also Laura talks with 2nd generation Milkweed entrepreneur Debbie Dekleva talks about https://www.sustainablemonarch.org
Laura’s guest is Matt Frank of The Food Group MN.
Host Laura Hedlund speaks with Jake Jarecki of Feed-Me Farms, a suburban farm located in the western suburbs of Minneapolis.