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John Ikerd

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John Ikerd: Our Broken Industrial Food System (re-run)

Heartland Stories Radio

This week we are revisiting one of our interviews with Dr. John Ikerd. Dr. John Ikerd is a retired Professor Emeritus of Agricultural & Applied economics at the University of Missouri, author, speaker as well as a leading figure in the sustainability revolution—one who is capable of deep insights but also has the capacity to engage everyone in the conversation and work. Tune in to learn more about: - Lessons learnt from the past, especially the 1980s farm crisis and the current lessons we are learning from the COVID-19 pandemic; - The industrial food system operating as an assembly line; - Food insecurity and how sustainable, regenerative agriculture can change rural communities; Dr. Ikerd emphasizes, "The only way that we can actually deal with the problems and we can create a healthy sustainable food system is to fundamentally change the system". For more information about Dr. Ikerd's work, visit his homepage at www.johnikerd.com.

28mins

28 Jun 2022

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The Ethics of Economic Sustainability: Earth Day Celebration; John Ikerd, PhD; 17-Apr-2022

EthicalStL.org

How can we meet the economic needs of all in the present while leaving equal or better economic opportunities for those of the future? This is the question of economic sustainability, and economic sustainability is not possible without ecological and social sustainability. There is no economic incentive for a person to do anything for the sole benefit of anyone else, and certainly not for the benefit of those of future generations. Thus, the question of economic sustainability is ultimately a question of ethics.

32mins

17 Apr 2022

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John Ikerd Part Two: Scaling Organic Farms To Fit Communities And Nature

Real Organic Podcast

#029: In our continued conversation with author, agricultural economist, and livestock expert Dr. John Ikerd, we delve more deeply into the challenges and opportunities facing our food system and how organic practices offer better solutions than industrial ones. John Ikerd is an agricultural economist, livestock expert, and Professor Emeritus and the University of Missouri. His books include: Crisis and Opportunity Sustainability in American Agriculture; Small Farms Are Real Farms; Sustainable Capitalism; The Essentials of Economic Stability; A Return to Common Sense; and Revolution of the Middle and the Pursuit of Happiness.To watch a video version of this podcast please visit:https://www.realorganicproject.org/john-ikerd-scaling-organic-farms-fit-nature-communities-episode-twenty-nineThe Real Organic Podcast is hosted by Dave Chapman and Linley Dixon, engineered by Brandon StCyr, and edited and produced by Jenny Prince.The Real Organic Project is a farmer-led movement working towards certifying 1,000 farms across the United States this year. Our add-on food label distinguishes soil-grown fruits and vegetables from hydroponically-raised produce. It also identifies pasture-raised meat, milk, and eggs as compared to products harvested from animals in horrific confinement (CAFOs - confined animal feeding operations).To find a Real Organic farm near you, please visit:https://www.realorganicproject.org/farmsWe believe that the organic standards, with their focus on soil health, biodiversity, and animal welfare were written as they should be. But the current lack of enforcement of those standards is jeopardizing small farms that follow the law. The lack of enforcement is also jeopardizing the overall health of the customers who support the organic movement; customers who are not getting what they pay for at market but are still paying a premium price. The lack of enforcement is jeopardizing the very cycles (water, air, nutrients) that Earth relies upon to provide us all with a place to live, by pushing extractive, chemical agriculture to the forefront.If you like what you hear and are feeling inspired, we would love for you to join our movement by becoming one of our 1,000  Real Fans!https://www.realorganicproject.org/1000-real-fans/To read our weekly newsletter (which might just be the most forwarded newsletter on the internet!) and get firsthand news about what's happening with organic food, farming and policy, please subscribe here:https://www.realorganicproject.org/email/

29mins

6 Sep 2021

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John Ikerd Part One: Industrial Food Can Never Be Sustainable

Real Organic Podcast

#028: Agricultural economist John Ikerd walks us through the very intentional strategy of overproduction as a precursor to market takeover, as we've just seen with the organic milk glut and subsequent cancellation of contracts with close to 100 organic dairy farmers in the Northeast by Horizon/ Danone. He also explains why industrial farming, with its focus on profitability and efficiency, is in opposition to sustainable practices from the outset unlike small-scale family farming.John Ikerd is an agricultural economist, livestock expert, and Professor Emeritus and the University of Missouri. His books include: Crisis and Opportunity Sustainability in American Agriculture; Small Farms Are Real Farms; Sustainable Capitalism; The Essentials of Economic Stability; A Return to Common Sense; and Revolution of the Middle and the Pursuit of Happiness. To watch a video version of this podcast please visit:https://www.realorganicproject.org/john-ikerd-industrial-farming-can-never-be-sustainable-episode-twenty-eightThe Real Organic Podcast is hosted by Dave Chapman and Linley Dixon, engineered by Brandon StCyr, and edited and produced by Jenny Prince.The Real Organic Project is a farmer-led movement working towards certifying 1,000 farms across the United States this year. Our add-on food label distinguishes soil-grown fruits and vegetables from hydroponically-raised produce. It also identifies pasture-raised meat, milk, and eggs as compared to products harvested from animals in horrific confinement (CAFOs - confined animal feeding operations).To find a Real Organic farm near you, please visit:https://www.realorganicproject.org/farmsWe believe that the organic standards, with their focus on soil health, biodiversity, and animal welfare were written as they should be. But the current lack of enforcement of those standards is jeopardizing small farms that follow the law. The lack of enforcement is also jeopardizing the overall health of the customers who support the organic movement; customers who are not getting what they pay for at market but are still paying a premium price. The lack of enforcement is jeopardizing the very cycles (water, air, nutrients) that Earth relies upon to provide us all with a place to live, by pushing extractive, chemical agriculture to the forefront.If you like what you hear and are feeling inspired, we would love for you to join our movement by becoming one of our 1,000  Real Fans!https://www.realorganicproject.org/1000-real-fans/To read our weekly newsletter (which might just be the most forwarded newsletter on the internet!) and get firsthand news about what's happening with organic food, farming and policy, please subscribe here:https://www.realorganicproject.org/email/

59mins

3 Sep 2021

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Diana Rodgers, Carrie Balkcom, Dr. John Ikerd, and Greg Gunthorp at the American Grassfed Association

Sustainable Dish Podcast

I recently aired the Sacred Cow film for select members of the American Grassfed Association. After the film, I was joined by Carrie Balkcom, Dr. John Ikerd, and Greg Gunthorp to discuss regenerative livestock, restoring our soils and repairing our climate, and the nutritional status of our planet from an environmental, sustainable, and ethical perspective. Enjoy this replay of the live Q&A session where we answer many of your most pressing questions. Be sure to check the American Grassfed Association and my colleagues Carrie Balkcom, Dr. John Ikerd, and Greg Gunthorp. Enjoy the show! This episode brought to you by DrinkLMNT who has an exclusive deal for my listeners. Visit this page to learn how you can get a sampler pack for only $5.

1hr 17mins

9 Feb 2021

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iEat Green - Guest John Ikerd -Author- Revolution of the Middle: and the Pursuit of Happiness

iEat Green with Bhavani

 John Ikerd, Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics, University of Missouri, Columbia.  John was raised on a small dairy farm in southwest Missouri and received his BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees in agricultural economics from the University of Missouri. He worked in private industry for a time and spent thirty years in various professorial positions at North Carolina State University, Oklahoma State University, University of Georgia, and the University of Missouri before retiring in early 2000.  Since retiring, he spends most of his time writing and speaking on issues related to sustainability with an emphasis on economics and agriculture. He is author of six books which are available through Amazon.com via http://johnikerd.com/books.  In 2014, Ikerd was commission by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations to write the regional report, “Family Farms of North America,” in recognition for the International Year of the Family Farming. He currently resides with his wife, Ellen, in Fairfield, IA. More complete background information and a wide selection of writings are available at http://faculty.missouri.edu/ikerdj/  or http://johnikerd.com.

58mins

14 May 2020

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Episode 163: Professor John Ikerd

Human Performance Outliers Podcast

Welcome to the Human Performance Outliers Podcast with hosts Dr. Shawn Baker and Zach Bitter. In this episode, Professor John Ikerd joined the show.  John retired as Professor Emeritus from the University of Missouri in 2000.  Since then John has written six books on sustainable agriculture and sustainable economics. Episode Sponsor: Fat Snax – https://fatsnax/hpo promo code: HPO for 5% off Episode Sponsor: X3Bar – https://x3bar.com 50X3 Consider supporting us: - https://www.patreon.com/HPOpodcast or https://www.paypal.me/hpopod DR. SHAWN BAKER'S BOOK "The Carnivore Diet" Amazon and Barnes and Noble Instagram handles: @shawnbaker1967, @zachbitter, Twitter handles: @SBakerMD, @zbitter, @John_Ikerd Facebook handles: Shawn Baker, @zach.bitter, https://www.facebook.com/john.ikerd Website URLs: https://zachbitter.com , https://shawn-baker.com, and https://www.johnikerd.com/  & University of Missouri YouTube: Zach (https://www.youtube.com/c/ZachBitterUltra) Shawn (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5apkKkeZQXRSDbqSalG8CQ) John (https://www.youtube.com/user/JohnIkerd) If you would like to set up a consult call with either Zach or Shawn, you can schedule with Zach at https://calendly.com/zbittercoaching and with Shawn at https://shawn-baker.com/consultation/.

1hr 54mins

4 Oct 2019

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Ep 37: Crisis in Our Rural Communities - with John Ikerd

Bytable Podcast - Know Better Live Best

Listen in as we discuss the history of monopolization and corporate influence in our agriculture system, the decline of the family farm and rural America, the rise of private funding for agriculture research at public universities, his work on the new film Right to Harm, and my favorite part - how we can work together to fix our food system, support our farmers, and how if we each work on our little piece of the world we can work together towards a better one.  About John: John Ikerd, Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics, University of Missouri, Columbia. John was raised on a small dairy farm in southwest Missouri and received his BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees in agricultural economics from the University of Missouri. He worked in private industry for a time and spent thirty years in various professorial positions at North Carolina State University, Oklahoma State University, University of Georgia, and the University of Missouri before retiring in early 2000. Since retiring, he spends most of his time writing and speaking on issues related to sustainability with an emphasis on economics and agriculture. He is author of six books which are available through Amazon.com via http://johnikerd.com/books. In 2014, Ikerd was commission by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations to write the regional report, “Family Farms of North America,” in recognition for the International Year of the Family Farming. He currently resides with his wife, Ellen, in Fairfield, IA. More complete background information and a wide selection of writings are available at http://faculty.missouri.edu/ikerdj/  or http://johnikerd.com. 

55mins

21 Aug 2019

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John Ikerd, Ph.D., professor emeritus of agricultural economics, University of Missouri, Columbia, discusses the impact and unintended consequences of industrial agriculture.

Food Sleuth Radio

Did you know that industrial agriculture cannot “feed the world” sustainably? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview with John Ikerd, Ph.D., professor emeritus of agricultural economics, University of Missouri-Columbia.  Ikerd discusses the impact and unintended consequences of industrial agriculture on the environment and social fabric of rural communities. Ikerd was recently featured in the documentary film, Right to Harm, which specifically addresses “Right to Farm” bills and the negative consequences of large scale animal feeding operations, or CAFOs.  How did our food and farming systems come to this? Tune in as Dr. Ikerd explains the policies and propaganda that led us down this unsustainable path. Related website:  http://johnikerd.com 

28mins

2 Aug 2019

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Dr. John Ikerd: An Economist’s Take on Efficiency in Agriculture

Rootstock Radio

Dr. John Ikerd, Professor Emeritus of Agriculture and Applied Economics at the University of Missouri, talks about :  How the calorie count in our food is skyrocketing as the nutrient density plummets How the loss of independent agriculture producers is NOT cyclical but rather a fundamental transformation of the system (and why you shouldn’t believe anyone who tries to convince you otherwise) How large operations are gaining market power and then overproducing—and the problems this creates How we have sacrificed so many things in our food system by chasing a very narrow definition of efficiency The Iowa Alliance for Responsible Agriculture How we can put personal connection back in our food system

28mins

22 Oct 2018

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