Deconstructing Dinner
November 27, 2008 12:23 PM   Subscribe

Produced and recorded in the studios of Kootenay Co-op Radio in Nelson, British Columbia, Deconstructing Dinner has been designed to dispense and discuss current food issues. This weekly radio show hosted by Jon Steinman features a wide range of topics revolving around food security.

Some highlights include:

Packaged Foods Exposed, which shines the spotlight on the worlds largest food manufacturers including PepsiCo, Nestle and Unilever.

Agri-Business Exposed, a two part exposé on Cargill

Biotechnology Myths?, recordings of speakers at the 2007 CropLife Canada Conference and responses to the message's coming out of corporate agri-business in canada.

The Local Grain Revolution, an ongoing series documenting the adventure of starting up Canada's first grain CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)

Farming in the City, a series on urban agriculture including backyard chickens.

The show has also dedicated episodes to broadcasting the work of others
The GMO Trilogy produced by Jeffrey Smith
Part 1 - You're Eating What?
Part 2 - Unnatural Selection
Part 3 - Hidden Dangers in Kids Meals: Genetically Modifed Foods

This show runs on donations and is distributed for free to college and community radio stations and is also available online as a podcast.
posted by utsutsu (4 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Thanks for this, utsutsu. Local heirloom vegetables are the way to go. When I see vegetables from China in my local supermarket, I'm thinking, " They grow and package them in China, ship them over here on a big refrigerated boat, and it's still cheaper than we can grow them in Canada?" Sure. I know the hidden costs will be borne by my children and grandchildren. And yours.

If you're ever near Nelson, BC, you must try Oso Negro coffee. Awesome. Nelson rocks!
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 1:49 PM on November 27, 2008

Colbert Vertical Farming interview with Dr. Dickson Despommier of Columbia University.
posted by Glibpaxman at 2:15 PM on November 27, 2008

We did heirloom tomato varieties this year. OMG, better than great!
posted by five fresh fish at 4:44 PM on November 27, 2008

Interesting post - and a huge issue currently here in Japan.
posted by gomichild at 4:50 PM on November 27, 2008

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