Do You Avoid Big Food Organic Companies? – Audio

Last week on Food Nation Radio Network, we spoke with Mark Kastel from the Cornucopia Institute about big food companies and their organic offshoots.

The topics we covered ranged from the affordability factor to GMO labeling efforts and more.

The graphic below is called Who Owns Organic? and was created by Phil Howard from Michigan State University.

Here’s what Mark Kastel had to say: 

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 200 episodes of Food Nation Radio which airs each Saturday morning at 8 on the Business Talk Radio Network (beginning June 1st 2013), Saturday afternoons at 4 on flagship WWBA AM820 News, and Sunday mornings at 8 on both  WAMT AM1190 News and WIXC AM1060 News. You can read her articles and hear previous shows on her podcast page on the Food Nation Radio Network website and on Facebookate

Sugarcane Is Sprayed With Glyphosate (RoundUp) To Ripen It-Audio

We’ve told you about genetically modified sugar beets and encouraged folks to eat sugarcane instead. Now, we are concerned about new information we discovered about a process designed to increase the profitability of sugarcane crops. We want to share this information with you.

Thanks to a listener who sent us a tip, we verified some surprising information in an interview with a researcher at the USDA. Sugarcane in Louisiana, Florida and other parts of the world are sprayed with the herbicide glyphosate (the active ingredient in RoundUp) before harvest to speed up the ripening process and increase its sweetness.

Some studies worldwide suggest there is no safe level of glyphosate. Glyphosate was not developed to be ingested by humans.

U.S. Sugar (the same entity developing genetically modified oranges through Southern Gardens Citrus) did not respond to our attempts to contact them to comment on this story.

Here’s what Caleb Dalley from the USDA Sugarcane Research Unit had to say: 

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 200 episodes of Food Nation Radio which airs each Saturday morning at 8 on the Business Talk Radio Network (beginning June 1st 2013), Saturday afternoons at 4 on flagship WWBA AM820 News, and Sunday mornings at 8 on both  WAMT AM1190 News and WIXC AM1060 News. You can read her articles and hear previous shows on her podcast page on the Food Nation Radio Network website and on Facebook.

Why Store Brands Cannot Disclose Their Suppliers

This week on Food Nation Radio Network we talked about a site that continues to write stories designed to alarm people about the food supply without using any real investigative techniques, facts or interviews. One non GMO story was particularly irresponsible.

Here’s what we had to say about it: 

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 200 episodes of Food Nation Radio which airs each Saturday morning at 8 on the Business Talk Radio Network (beginning June 1st 2013), Saturday afternoons at 4 on flagship WWBA AM820 News, and Sunday mornings at 8 on both  WAMT AM1190 News and WIXC AM1060 News. You can read her articles and hear previous shows on her podcast page on the Food Nation Radio Network website and on Facebook.

Bizarre ZomBees Implicated In Colony Collapse Disorder Among Bees

This week on Food Nation Radio Network, we spoke with Professor John Hafernik about the bizarre zombee phenomenon and how it could be associated with colony collapse disorder.

It’s not Night of the Living Dead but it’s awfully close.

Here’s what the professor had to say: 

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 200 episodes of Food Nation Radio which airs each Saturday morning at 8 on the Business Talk Radio Network (beginning June 1st 2013), Saturday afternoons at 4 on flagship WWBA AM820 News, and Sunday mornings at 8 on both  WAMT AM1190 News and WIXC AM1060 News. You can read her articles and hear previous shows on her podcast page on the Food Nation Radio Network website and on Facebook.

Servers’ Revenge 8/3/13

Each week Food Nation Radio Network lets servers vent about their experiences in restaurants. We digitize their voices to protect the innocent.

Here’s what they had to say this week: 

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 200 episodes of Food Nation Radio which airs each Saturday morning at 8 on the Business Talk Radio Network (beginning June 1st 2013), Saturday afternoons at 4 on flagship WWBA AM820 News, and Sunday mornings at 8 on both  WAMT AM1190 News and WIXC AM1060 News. You can read her articles and hear previous shows on her podcast page on the Food Nation Radio Network website and on Facebook.

Why The New York Times Is Wrong About GMO Citrus-Audio

Recently, the New York Times did a story about the Great State of Florida to explain the perspective of one large company who wants our oranges to be genetically modified. In fact, Southern Gardens Citrus thinks it is essential they grow GMO citrus.

Here’s how the story was wrong and a how more complete picture could have been given to NYT readers: 

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 200 episodes of Food Nation Radio which airs each Saturday morning at 8 on the Business Talk Radio Network (beginning June 1st 2013), Saturday afternoons at 4 on flagship WWBA AM820 News, and Sunday mornings at 8 on both  WAMT AM1190 News and WIXC AM1060 News. You can read her articles and hear previous shows on her podcast page on the Food Nation Radio Network website and on Facebook.

Non GMO Project Bombshell-They Did Not Test Syngenta’s Kumato-Audio

We were asked by a friend and listener of Food Nation Radio Network about a tomato on the market that was developed by Syngenta. Our friend was concerned that it may be a GMO and asked us to investigate.

In our research, we discovered the Kumato was Non GMO Project Verified. That was comforting.

We read the Kumato story about it being developed through traditional methods and that it came from a wild tomato in Spain. Then, we dug deeper and the REAL story began to emerge.

Here’s what we found out: 

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 200 episodes of Food Nation Radio which airs each Saturday morning at 8 on the Business Talk Radio Network (beginning June 1st 2013), Saturday afternoons at 4 on flagship WWBA AM820 News, and Sunday mornings at 8 on both  WAMT AM1190 News and WIXC AM1060 News. You can read her articles and hear previous shows on her podcast page on the Food Nation Radio Network website and on Facebook.

 

Hmm Segment-Organic Classification From Newman’s Own Organics-Audio

This week Food Nation Radio Network talked with the CEO of Newman’s Own Organics about the classifications of “organic”.

Here’s what he had to say: 

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 200 episodes of Food Nation Radio which airs each Saturday morning at 8 on the Business Talk Radio Network (beginning June 1st 2013), Saturday afternoons at 4 on flagship WWBA AM820 News, and Sunday mornings at 8 on both  WAMT AM1190 News and WIXC AM1060 News. You can read her articles and hear previous shows on her podcast page on the Food Nation Radio Network website and on Facebook.

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