Overwhelmed by bread options at the grocery store? How about lettuce? You’re bound to find 10 different options just for romaine lettuce, and more for bread, water, cheese, broccoli — everything! Do you simply guess which product to buy?
Read more: Marion Nestle Helps You Decide ‘What To Eat’ (Audio)
Guy Clark singing “Homegrown Tomatoes,” a summer ballad and love song. Lyrics are provided so you can join right in!
Read more: “Homegrown Tomatoes” Sing-along
Like many plants that have fallen out of favor, the dandelion used to be a staple in seed catalogs. Now it is considered a weed: a plant out of place. Terri Gardner presents this podcast sharing the positive traits of the humble dandelion.
Read more: Weed Wars – The Dandy Dandelion (Podcast)
Marra Farm in Seattle’s South Park, an urban farm that grows food for the hungry, is caught in a moral dilemma. Should they use seeds donated from companies who also sell Monsanto varieties? Martha Baskin, Green Acre Radio, visits the farm and explores the issue.
Read more: Seeds – Organic or Not? (Audio)
Reporter and author, Jonathan Bloom, figures America throws away half of its food. He traces waste through the food chain, from farm to store to home, and suggests how we can be less profligate.
Read more: Jonathan Bloom Discusses His Book – American Wasteland (Audio)
Listen to public radio’s Tavis Smiley as he talks with Will Allen, a former NBA player and the founder/CEO of Growing Power, an urban agriculture and food system that provides fresh fruits and vegetables in urban food deserts.
Read more: Tavis Smiley Interviews Will Allen (Audio)