My Sweet Son Speaks On GMOs

Last week on Food Nation Radio Network, my nine-year-old son Jonathan, decided to record an open for the program to talk about genetically modified foods.

Here’s what he had to say: LISTEN

Elizabeth Dougherty has been a food writer for over 10 years, attended culinary school and holds a Bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations from NYIT. She has been a talk show host of nearly 250 episodes of Food Nation Radio which airs each Saturday morning at 8 on the Business Talk Radio Network nationwide, Saturday afternoons at 4 on flagship WWBA AM820 News, and Sunday mornings at 8 on the Space Coast on WIXC AM1060 News, respectively. You can read her articles and hear previous shows on her podcast page on the Food Nation Radio Network website and on Facebook.


 

NY & Colorado Poised to Label GMOs – Audio

From the Food Nation Radio News Desk

For the past 18 months, Food Nation Radio has followed the efforts to label genetically modified foods in Washington State.  While the ballots have been counted and the results were not what we had hoped for, in our opinion the final outcome of I-522 is still unknown.  An activist group known as Moms For Labeling helped raise awareness of the actions of the Grocery Manufacturers Association that were alleged to be unlawful. The Attorney General may yet take action against the GMA for their illegal campaign contributions that may have influenced I-522 voters.

In the meantime, the battle to label GMOs continues on a state by state basis and two new battleground states are moving to the forefront.  Grass root efforts are underway to inform consumers in both New York and Colorado and volunteers in those states are taking two very different routes.

Elizabeth Dougherty spoke with Stacie Orell of GMO Free New York and Larry Cooper of Right to Know Colorado about their individual state efforts and their very different routes to ensure their residents know what is in the foods they feed their families.

Elizabeth Dougherty has been a food writer for over 10 years, attended culinary school and holds a Bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations from NYIT. She has been a talk show host of nearly 250 episodes of Food Nation Radio which airs each Saturday morning at 8 on the Business Talk Radio Network nationwide, Saturday afternoons at 4 on flagship WWBA AM820 News, and Sunday mornings at 8 on the Space Coast on WIXC AM1060 News, respectively. You can read her articles and hear previous shows on her podcast page on the Food Nation Radio Network website and on Facebook.


 

Lassiter’s Views On St. Petersburg

As we leave beautiful St. Petersburg, we thought Bob Lassiter’s tribute to the city was fitting, so we are sharing it with you. Produced by Michael Serio, my husband and Executive Producer, in March, 1987.

LISTEN HERE

Elizabeth Dougherty has been a food writer for over 10 years, attended culinary school and holds a Bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations from NYIT. She has been a talk show host of nearly 250 episodes of Food Nation Radio which airs each Saturday morning at 8 on the Business Talk Radio Network nationwide, Saturday afternoons at 4 on flagship WWBA AM820 News, and Sunday mornings at 8 on the Space Coast on  WIXC AM1060 News, respectively. You can read her articles and hear previous shows on her podcast page on the Food Nation Radio Network website and on Facebook.

Dougherty Rails on Time Mag for GMO “Conspiracy Theory”

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From the Food Nation Radio News Desk

This week on the Food Nation Radio Network, did Time Magazine® go too far? In its November 25, 2013 edition marking the 50th anniversary of the assassination of  President John F. Kennedy, the author compares the conspiracy theories surrounding JFK’s death with the controversies associated with genetically modified foods.

The Food Nation Radio Network™ with Elizabeth Dougherty was incensed and as you’ll hear, opened the show with a fiery monologue.

CLICK HERE to listen.

Elizabeth Dougherty has been a food writer for over 10 years, attended culinary school and holds a Bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations from NYIT. She has been a talk show host of nearly 250 episodes of Food Nation Radio which airs each Saturday morning at 8 on the Business Talk Radio Network nationwide, Saturday afternoons at 4 on flagship WWBA AM820 News, and Sunday mornings at 8 on the Space Coast on  WIXC AM1060 News, respectively. You can read her articles and hear previous shows on her podcast page on the Food Nation Radio Network website and on Facebook.

Don’t Stress Over the Gravy/Sauce!

I know how it is, believe me. You spend all week (maybe weeks) planning a holiday menu. Your guests arrive, intoxicating smells of roast turkey, prime rib, beef tenderloin or other succulent specialties fill the air. All that’s left is to make the gravy and the nagging thought that it can make or break your creation.

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Food Nation Radio Remembers Restaurateur Charlie Trotter

From the Food Nation Radio News Desk:

In the summer of 2011, the Food Nation Radio Network with Elizabeth Dougherty attended the National Restaurant Association’s annual show in Chicago.  While there, she had the opportunity to visit Charlie Trotter’s Restaurant and interview the world famous chef.

Mr. Trotter passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at his home in Chicago.

The Food Nation Radio Network remembers Charlie Trotter.

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Elizabeth Dougherty has been a food writer for over 10 years, attended culinary school and holds a Bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations from NYIT. She has been a talk show host of nearly 250 episodes of Food Nation Radio which airs each Saturday morning at 8 on the Business Talk Radio Network nationwide, Saturday afternoons at 4 on flagship WWBA AM820 News, and Sunday mornings at 8 in Orlando and on the Space Coast on WAMT AM1190 News and WIXC AM1060 News, respectively. You can read her articles and hear previous shows on her podcast page on the Food Nation Radio Networkwebsite and on Facebook.

Greed & Arrogance – FatCats of No on I-522

This is a SPECIAL SEGMENT produced by Food Nation Radio Network. It has not been broadcast. This is the LATEST information on the State of Washington initiative to label genetically modified foods.

LISTEN  to our EXCLUSIVE interview and contact your friends, family and local representatives in the State of Washington. 

Elizabeth Dougherty has been a food writer for over 10 years, attended culinary school and holds a Bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations from NYIT. She has been a talk show host of nearly 250 episodes of Food Nation Radio which airs each Saturday morning at 8 on the Business Talk Radio Network nationwide, Saturday afternoons at 4 on flagship WWBA AM820 News, and Sunday mornings at 8 in Orlando and on the Space Coast on WAMT AM1190 News and WIXC AM1060 News, respectively. You can read her articles and hear previous shows on her podcast page on the Food Nation Radio Networkwebsite and on Facebook.


 

Can a Small Group of Moms Make a Difference?

From the Food Nation Radio News Desk:

Recently on the Food Nation Radio Network, we shared a story about Moms for Labeling; a group of concerned Seattle mothers who want to see genetically modified foods labeled properly.  After their small non-profit organization filed a lawsuit against the Grocery Manufacturers’ Association claiming that the GMA is acting as a Political Action Committee in its support of the “I 522″ ballot initiative, the GMA sued them.

Moms for Labeling alleged that the GMA was acting improperly by not identifying member companies who have donated money for political initiatives as required by Washington state law.

The GMA fought back against Moms for Labeling, using the financial might of some of the biggest companies in the world to file a countersuit against this small group of moms.

Elizabeth Dougherty spoke about the case with Karen Andonian of Moms for Labeling and her attorney Knoll Lowney.

CLICK HERE to listen to our original interview and our comments.

UPDATE ON THIS CASE:
Last Friday, Thurston County Judge handed down his decision and ruled in favor of the GMA.  Almost immediately, the GMA claimed victory over Moms, but in reading Judge Chris Wickham’s decision, the judge made it clear that his decision was based on a technicality and the calendar.

Judge Wickham ruled that Moms for Labeling, a newly formed organization, had violated state filing procedures by not waiting the required 55 days after giving notice of an action to sue.

Judge Wickham also wrote:  “So I will find that plaintiff is unable to show by clear and convincing evidence that they have a probability of prevailing on the claim — not that there isn’t merit in the underlying claim — but that they can’t get by the time limit and notice provision of the statute.”

In addition to having their lawsuit dismissed, Wickham issued Moms for Labeling a fine of $10,000 plus attorneys’ fees.

THE LATEST:
The case of Moms for Labeling in Washington State has taken several big steps forward over the past two weeks.

Moms saw their original complaint against the Grocery Manufacturers thrown out on a technicality.  The Attorney General of Washington took up the cause and brought his own action against the GMA.  In a surprising move, the GMA released the names and contributions as Moms had originally asked for.  Now, with days before the election, Moms have filed suit once again, this time against No on 522, the organization working to prevent labeling of GMOs.

This week on Food Nation Radio we spoke to Knoll Lowney, attorney for Moms for Labeling about this case.

CLICK HERE to listen.

Just as happened in California, political advertisements from those opposed to labeling efforts are swaying undecided voters in Washington, and polls show a very close race.  Food Nation Radio Network urges a YES vote on “I 522″ and we will provide updates.

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