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Food has emerged as a critical policy area – and it raises big questions about health, labor, sustainability and our collective future. Join host Jenna Liut for conversations with food policy experts and leaders about the issues that shape our everyday experiences of buying, cooking and eating food.

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Food has emerged as a critical policy area – and it raises big questions about health, labor, sustainability and our collective future. Join host Jenna Liut for conversations with food policy experts and leaders about the issues that shape our everyday experiences of buying, cooking and eating food.

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Absolutely brilliant!

By chelsea.didinger - Mar 09 2017
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I LOVE this podcast. It shows a whole different side of the food industry and delves into food politics. It's encouraged me to think about topics from new angles, to look up other sites, organizations, books, etc. that I might not have known about, and has sparked many interesting conversations when I tell friends about what I've heard. Thank you for this excellent podcast! I truly look forward to it every week!

Well-considered and intelligent.

By LBP11211 - Nov 14 2016
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Thorough and informative for anyone with an interest in the ethics of eating and food policy.

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12 Ratings
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Absolutely brilliant!

By chelsea.didinger - Mar 09 2017
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I LOVE this podcast. It shows a whole different side of the food industry and delves into food politics. It's encouraged me to think about topics from new angles, to look up other sites, organizations, books, etc. that I might not have known about, and has sparked many interesting conversations when I tell friends about what I've heard. Thank you for this excellent podcast! I truly look forward to it every week!

Well-considered and intelligent.

By LBP11211 - Nov 14 2016
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Thorough and informative for anyone with an interest in the ethics of eating and food policy.

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Food has emerged as a critical policy area – and it raises big questions about health, labor, sustainability and our collective future. Join host Jenna Liut for conversations with food policy experts and leaders about the issues that shape our everyday experiences of buying, cooking and eating food.

Episode 3: Joan Gussow: Food, Sustainability and the Climate

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This week on Eating Matters, host Kim Kessler welcomes in studio Ralph Loglisci of the Food and Environment Reporting Network (FERN) and via phone, Nadia Johnson of Just Food. Kicking off the show with a discussion about the recent People’s Climate March which recently occurred in New York City, Ralph and Nadia share their opinions on why the march and its cause is very connected to concerns about food and food policy. After the break, Kim gets Joan Gussow on the line to add her thoughts. Joan, a well known professor, author, food policy expert, environmentalist and gardener, is someone that The New York Times has called the “matriarch of the eat-locally-think-globally food movement.” Kim talks with Joan about the idea of what is referred to as ‘information pollution’ in the food industry. Seeking the truth behind controversial topics, it is increasingly difficult to find an unbiased information, especially when large corporations are concerned. Joan has led her classes through ways to dissect this type of problem and to be on the watch for who might be sponsoring such information. Taking on other hot topics spawned by the People’s Climate March, Joan initiates great talking points and encourages the consumer to educate themselves about where their food comes from and at what cost. Tune in for a thought-provoking episode picking up where the People’s Climate March left off. This program was brought to you by White Oak Pastures.


“I tell my students that the best thing you can do is to have some kind of cognizant frame where to put each piece of information, otherwise you end up with a heap of stuff.” [26:08]

“If you’re going to talk about climate issues, you can’t really avoid talking the fact that we eat way too much meat – too much protein, period.” [29:18]

“Recognize, as Barbara Kingsolver said long ago, that whatever great thing you do today remember that it began with eating something that came out of soil.” [35:25]

Joan Gussow on Eating Matters

Sep 25 2014

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Episode 143: The Labor of (School) Lunch

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Host Jenna Liut interviews author Jennifer E. Gaddis about her forthcoming book "The Labor of Lunch: Why We Need Real Food and Real Jobs in American Public Schools." Gaddis’ book exposes the labor crisis in school cafeterias and why we can’t keep ignoring these workers if we want healthier school lunches. Listen to this episode to learn more about the feminist history of the National School Lunch Program and how organizing together and empowering those responsible for serving 5 BILLION lunches per school year coud be the missing piece to better eating habits in children nationwide.

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Sep 22 2019

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Episode 140: Food Policy Primer

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Host Jenna Liut welcomes Dr. Marlene Schwartz, Director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at the University of Connecticut, back on the show to discuss the article she co-authored with Dr. Kelly Brownell and Dr. Lee Miller that was recently published in the American Journal of Public Health. The article, “Primer on US Food and Nutrition Policy and Public Health,” explores the critical and inextricable link between agriculture and public health and demonstrates the need for policies that simultaneously address hunger, obesity and the effects of agricultural production on the environment.

It's HRN's annual summer fund drive, this is when we turn to our listeners and ask that you make a donation to help ensure a bright future for food radio. Help us keep broadcasting the most thought provoking, entertaining, and educational conversations happening in the world of food and beverage. Become a member today! To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we have brand new member gifts available. So snag your favorite new pizza - themed tee shirt or enamel pin today and show the world how much you love HRN, just go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate

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Jul 14 2019

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Episode 29: Phrased and Confused: Demystifying Food Labeling

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Are food labels telling the whole truth? With the number of buzz words cluttering labels on products lately, it’s easy to feel disenchanted browsing the aisles of even the best grocers. This week on Eating Matters, host Kim Kessler and co-producer Jenna Liut are on the line with Stephen Gardner and Diana Winters in an effort to demystify food labels, some of which that have even spurred lawsuits. Stephen heads the food law practice at the Stanley Law Group of Dallas, Texas while Diana is a Professor of Law at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.  Tune in for a great discussion!

“There’s been some indications that companies are moving away from using the word ‘natural’ because it is seen as a litigation magnet… but companies are moving to other words like using ‘fresh’ instead of ‘natural.'” [15:40]

–Diana Winters on Eating Matters

“I find it hilarious for companies to complain that it’s just a bunch of lawyers trying to make money when they’re being sued over their lying to people in order to make money!” [19:50]

–Stephen Gardner on Eating Matters

Sep 24 2015

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Episode 26: Feeding Navajo Nation

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This week on Eating Matters, host Kim Kessler is joined by assistant producer Talia Ralph for a show focusing on feeding the Navajo Nation. The Navajo, like many other American Indians and Alaska Natives, struggle with some of the worst health outcomes in the United States. Sonlatsa Jim-Martin of the Community Outreach and Patient Empowerment (COPE) Project and Ona Balkus of the REACH Food Coalition via Harvard University join the program talking about their combined efforts to mobilize community and change the current lacking regional food systems and healthcare delivery. Sonlatsa and Ona explain that their goal is to improve the overall health of high-risk patients with poorly controlled chronic diseases and those at risk of developing chronic diseases living within Navajo Nation. Also discussing how these helpful efforts began as well as the highlights and challenges of this important food advocacy, Kim gets the scoop on what’s next for COPE and REACH Projects efforts. This program was brought to you by Whole Foods Market.



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“A lot of the problems with the food system in Navajo Nation are ones that go back many generations.”

Ona Balkus on Eating Matters

“This connection that we have with food is a part of our fundamental laws as Navajo people. It’s a part of our spiritual wellness and it is a customary law that goes into our teachings about the Earth and our relationship with food and water.”

Sonlatsa Jim-Martin on Eating Matters

Apr 09 2015

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Episode 60: Nature's Perfect Food

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On this episode of Eating Matters, host Jenna Liut and Associate Producer Taylor Lanzet dive into the world of milk with their guest Melanie Dupuis. Melanie discusses how milk grew to be ubiquitous — a staple in the American diet. Melanie, the author of Nature’s Perfect Food, guides us through the religious, political and sociological factors from the past two centuries that paved the way for the industrialization of fluid milk.

Later on the show, we are joined by Liz Vaknin and Shelley Golan, Co-Founders of Our Name Is Farm, this week’s featured startup.

Jul 13 2016

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Episode 77: Mark Bittman. Period.

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This week, host Jenna Liut and associate producer Taylor Lanzet to talk Mark Bittman about everything. It is amazing. Listen to this episode.

Jan 15 2017

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Episode 106: Nudge, Nudge

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Have you ever wondered why most grocery stores – despite the chain – more or less have the same floor plan? Or why candy bars are always available at the cash register? The layout of stores and strategic placement of certain items is the result of a purposeful decision-making progress designed to encourage people to buy more of one thing or another. Often, the items offered for sale tend to have a lower nutritional value – helping to fuel high levels of obesity and diet related disease prevalent in our society today. But what if these strategies and subtle cues that influence all of our decision-making processes were used to promote healthy items instead?

Joining the show today to discuss the possibility of using behavioral economic based interventions to lead food consumers of all ages to healthier diets is Dr. David Just, whose recent paper, titled “Influencing the food choices of SNAP consumers: Lessons from economics, psychology and marketing” was just published in the Journal of Food Policy. Dr. Just is currently a professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University. He serves as co-director of the Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs. David’s work uses the tools of psychology and economics to examine important ways in which misperception and emotion can drive economic decisions.

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Apr 08 2018

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Episode 64: Forbidden Fruit?

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Today on Eating Matters, host Jenna Liut speaks with Dr. Urvashi Rangan about Consumer Report's “Crop to Table: Pesticide Report” detailing pesticide use in the US. Dr. Rangan oversaw the drafting of the report during her time as the Executive Director of Consumer Report’s Food Safety and Sustainability Center.

Later on the show, Jenna speaks with Ben Turley, co-founder of the Meat Hook – a Brooklyn-based whole animal butcher shop.

Aug 17 2016

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Episode 4: Insuring Better Health

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This week on Eating Matters, host Kim Kessler tackles more notable food policy issues. Opening the show with the policy roundtable, she welcomes Denis Stearns, Cathy Nonas, and Samuel Wiseman as they discuss produce that is sold at farmer’s markets. Are farmers really growing the produce that they are selling? The roundtable next discusses the new partnership between the Girl Scouts of America and Nesquick to promote cookie – flavored drinks. After the break, Kim speaks with Carlye Burd and David Flemister from EmblemHealth about the ways that EmblemHealth is trying to change the health of the communities they work in by making the connection between food and health. Talking about their initiatives to help their customers lead healthier lives, EmblemHealth seeks to be seen as more of a health resource that happens to sell insurance. Tune in to hear a great roundtable discussion as well as an inspiring business plan from an insurance company trying to change the game. This program was brought to you by Cain Vineyard & Winery.



“This is the first foray into actually turning a program that connects our members to food to a value added benefit – that’s part of one of our products. It’s called the Local Fruits and Veggies Program. [18:20]

Carlye Burd on Eating Matters

“About a year ago we started shifting how we saw ourselves and instead of saying we’re a health insurance company, we realized that the first step in being a neighborhood resource and helping people to stay healthy, live well, and get better, is to change your internal mantra – we call ourselves a neighborhood health and wellness company. [20:41]

David Flemister on Eating Matters

Oct 02 2014

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Episode 134: Eating Tomorrow

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This season of Eating Matters has focused a lot on how to feed a growing world’s population without completely destroying the planet and policies and programs – past, present and future – aimed at helping us get there. In the final episode of Eating Matters for the season, host Jenna Liut interviews author Tim Wise about his new book, Eating Tomorrow: Agribusiness, Family Farmers and the Battle for the Future of Food, which brings together many of the previously discussed policies and lays out what we need to do, collectively, to ensure we are all able to eat tomorrow.

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Apr 14 2019

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Episode 56: Aeroponics & AeroFarms

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This week on Eating Matters, we bring you a special field piece recorded at AeroFarms - an indoor, vertical farm - in Newark, New Jersey. Jenna Liut teams up with fellow Heritage Radio Network hosts Erin Fairbanks (The Farm Report) and Chef Emily Peterson (Sharp and Hot) to tour the company's state-of-the-art aeroponic facility that uses a patented technology, allowing the growing of food indoors without sun or soil, using 95% less water than in the field. Tune in for our tour of the facility, a 30,000 square foot former paintball and laser tag arena which houses the largest vertical farm in the world.

Jun 01 2016

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Episode 122: Creating a Sustainable Food Future, Part 1

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Tim Searchinger, lead author of the World Resources Institute’s recently released report titled “Creating a Sustainable Food Future: A Menu of Solutions to Sustainably Feed More Than 9 Billion People by 2050,” joins host Jenna Liut to discuss what it will take to feed the world’s booming population over the next 30 years without having devastating and irrevocable effects on the planet. This episode is Part 1 of 2 in our coverage of this landmark report.

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Dec 17 2018

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Episode 59: Raising the Bar: What Makes Fine Chocolate Fine

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On this episode of Eating Matters, host Jenna Liut speaks with Dan Pearson, the CEO of Marañón Chocolate about fine chocolate and what advocates are doing to ensure rare, flavorful varietals don't go extinct. Later on the show, Jenna is joined by Franklin Becker, co-founder and Head of Culinary at Hungryroot, the featured startup of the week.

Jun 29 2016

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Episode 82: Real Food Revolution

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On today's episode of Eating Matters, host Jenna Liut speaks with Congressman Tim Ryan about his book, The Real Food Revolution, in which he writes about the myriad challenges facing our food system, the cumulative effect they have on our health and the environment, and some common sense actions that any of us can undertake as citizens to improve our collective quality of life, now and for future generations. Congressman Ryan represents Ohio’s 13th district, and was first elected to the US House of Representatives in 2002. He is now serving his eighth term, and is a member of the House Appropriations Committee and co-chairman of the Congressional Manufacturing Caucus.

Mar 05 2017

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Episode 55: Strike A Pose

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We've talked a lot about the principles of Slow Food on this show – essentially by advocating, questioning and thinking through what a good, clean, and fair food system looks like for all. Today, host Jenna Liut uses the Slow Food lens as a tool to talk about fashion.

Guests Patrick Duffy and Nica Rabinowitz from Manufacture NY – a manufacturing innovation hub in Sunset Park, Brooklyn – discuss what sustainability looks like in the field of fashion, and how issues like sourcing and labor affect the industry throughout the supply chain. Later in the show, we're joined by Erik Oberholtzer, Founder and CEO of Tender Greens – our featured startup of the week.

May 25 2016

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Episode 125: Sustainability & The Farm Bill

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The Farm Bill has an enormous potential to improve the sustainability of our food system by supporting and funding major initiatives that mitigate agriculture's impact on climate change. After a long and drawn out process, the legislation was finally reauthorized in December 2018. Alyssa Charney, Senior Policy Specialist at the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, joins host Jenna Liut to provide an update on the finalized conservation programs that were approved and the impact they can make.

Photo courtesy of National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

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Feb 10 2019

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Episode 75: Food wast(ed)ucation

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On this episode of Eating Matters, host Jenna Liut and associate producer Taylor Lanzet explore the intersection of nutrition education and food waste. Claire Uno and Julia McCarthy from the Laurie M. Tisch Center on Food, Education & Policy and Louise Bruce from the NYC Department of Sanitation join us to discuss the federal, state and local policies and initiatives that aim to reduce and divert food waste and how consumers can encourage and support these interventions.

Dec 14 2016

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Episode 52: Wage Wars: Saru Jayaraman & Restaurant Work

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On today's episode of Eating Matters, Host Jenna Liut kicks off a two part series on labor practices in the food chain with guest Saru Jayaraman, Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Restaurant Opportunities Center United (ROC United) and the Food Research Center at UC Berkeley. They discuss labor practices experienced by millions of workers in the restaurant industry, the historical events that resulted in those policies, and what advocates are doing to fight for fair wages across the country. This week's featured startup is AeroFarms, an indoor farming organization in Newark, NJ, poised to become the world's largest indoor vertical farm.

May 04 2016

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Episode 109: How to Feed the World

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By 2050 we will have 10 billion mouths to feed in a world profoundly altered by environmental change. This of course begs the question – how will we do this? Joining host Jenna Liut with the inside scoop on what factors need to be addressed in order to achieve global food security is Dr. Ken Foster. Ken is an award-winning professor of agricultural economics at Purdue University, where he teaches agricultural price analysis and applied time series analysis. He served as the Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University at from 2008 – 2017 and he is also the co-editor of the recently published book “How to Feed the World,” available from Island Press.

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Jul 08 2018

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Episode 149: Meet Niman Ranch's Paul Willis

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Paul Willis, farmer and founder of Niman Ranch Pork Company, joins host Jenna Liut in the studio to talk about how he got his start, the impact of the Purdue acquisition, and two of the most urgent agricultural policy fixes he would like to see happen now.

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Nov 17 2019

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Episode 148: Foodshed.io

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Host Jenna Liut sits down with Foodshed.io's Co-founder and Managing Director, Daniel Beckman, to learn more about how this startup is leveraging blockchain to create an efficient, reliable and transparent marketplace that connects urban markets to local farmers and strengthens regional food systems.

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Nov 17 2019

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Episode 147: Ben Wurgaft

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Lab-grown, or "cultured," meat is a new kind of protein produced by growing animal cells into muscle fibers. Ben Wurgaft joins host Jenna Liut to talk about his new book, "Meat Planet: Artificial Flesh and the Future of Food," where he considers the cultural and philosphical questions about what we as humans eat and how innovations like lab-grown meat will effect the future of food.

Join Heritage Radio Network on Monday, November 11th, for a raucous feast to toast a decade of food radio. Our tenth anniversary bacchanal is a rare gathering of your favorite chefs, mixologists, storytellers, thought leaders, and culinary masterminds. We’ll salute the inductees of the newly minted HRN Hall of Fame, who embody our mission to further equity, sustainability, and deliciousness. Explore the beautiful Palm House and Yellow Magnolia Café, taste and imbibe to your heart’s content, and bid on once-in-a-lifetime experiences and tasty gifts for any budget at our silent auction. Tickets available now at heritageradionetwork.org/gala.

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Oct 20 2019

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Episode 146: A School Food Hero

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Veteran nutrition director Betti Wiggins has been working for almost 30 years to improve school food for urban children. She has been credited with making enormous changes to the quality of school meals served at Detroit Public Schools and is now leading the Houston Independent School District’s nutrition services department, responsible for feeding over 200,000 students every day with ~ $1.00 to spend on food per meal. Through her conversation with host Jenna Liut, you will quickly learn why she is widely regarded as a "school food hero."

Join Heritage Radio Network on Monday, November 11th, for a raucous feast to toast a decade of food radio. Our tenth anniversary bacchanal is a rare gathering of your favorite chefs, mixologists, storytellers, thought leaders, and culinary masterminds. We’ll salute the inductees of the newly minted HRN Hall of Fame, who embody our mission to further equity, sustainability, and deliciousness. Explore the beautiful Palm House and Yellow Magnolia Café, taste and imbibe to your heart’s content, and bid on once-in-a-lifetime experiences and tasty gifts for any budget at our silent auction. Tickets available now at heritageradionetwork.org/gala.

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Oct 13 2019

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Episode 145: Food Town, USA

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Acclaimed author and food systems expert, Mark Winne joins host Jenna Liut to discuss his new book, “Food Town, USA: Seven Unlikely Cities That Are Changing the Way We Eat”, where he features the inspiring work people across the country are doing to leverage the power of healthy and sustainable food to revitalize communities ravaged by disappearing industries and histories of inequity. Through their discussion, Winne describes the elements of an impactful food movement and how all of us can effect change wherever we live.

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Oct 06 2019

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Episode 144: The Problem with Crop Insurance

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In a July report, the USDA found that crop insurance payouts are likely to increase due to the expected increase in climate volatility. But is the program that is designed to protect farmers against the hardships caused by these climate events just making the problem worse? Journalist Jessica McKenzie joins host Jenna Liut to talk about the current structure of the Federal Crop Insurance Program and why conservatives and environmental advocates alike think it needs to change if we want to encourage farmers to adopt more sustainable growing practices.

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Sep 29 2019

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Episode 143: The Labor of (School) Lunch

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Host Jenna Liut interviews author Jennifer E. Gaddis about her forthcoming book "The Labor of Lunch: Why We Need Real Food and Real Jobs in American Public Schools." Gaddis’ book exposes the labor crisis in school cafeterias and why we can’t keep ignoring these workers if we want healthier school lunches. Listen to this episode to learn more about the feminist history of the National School Lunch Program and how organizing together and empowering those responsible for serving 5 BILLION lunches per school year coud be the missing piece to better eating habits in children nationwide.

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Sep 22 2019

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Episode 142: Shop With Your Heart

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Although 76% of consumers are reported to be concerned about farm animal welfare, food labels and marketing claims have become alarmingly misleading, making it incredibly difficult for consumers to have the impact they seek to make through their purchasing power. Daisy Freund, Director of Farm Animal Welfare at the ASPCA, joins host Jenna Liut to discuss the exciting work the organization is doing to help consumers navigate food labels, elevate meaningful farm animal welfare certifications, and support small farmers, large producers, independent businesses and large corporations in building a more humane, transparent and accountable food system.

Photo courtesy of ASPCA.

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Aug 04 2019

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Episode 141: Catching Up with Kim Kessler

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Kim Kessler, the Assistant Commissioner of the Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Tobacco Control at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - and Eating Matters creator! - joins host Jenna Liut to discuss the agency's innovative and impactful work in promoting and protecting the health of all New Yorkers.

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Jul 31 2019

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Episode 140: Food Policy Primer

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Host Jenna Liut welcomes Dr. Marlene Schwartz, Director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at the University of Connecticut, back on the show to discuss the article she co-authored with Dr. Kelly Brownell and Dr. Lee Miller that was recently published in the American Journal of Public Health. The article, “Primer on US Food and Nutrition Policy and Public Health,” explores the critical and inextricable link between agriculture and public health and demonstrates the need for policies that simultaneously address hunger, obesity and the effects of agricultural production on the environment.

It's HRN's annual summer fund drive, this is when we turn to our listeners and ask that you make a donation to help ensure a bright future for food radio. Help us keep broadcasting the most thought provoking, entertaining, and educational conversations happening in the world of food and beverage. Become a member today! To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we have brand new member gifts available. So snag your favorite new pizza - themed tee shirt or enamel pin today and show the world how much you love HRN, just go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate

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Jul 14 2019

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Episode 139: What's Good

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Alexander Gillett, CEO and Co-Founder of HowGood – which specializes in rating companies and products based on their environmental, social and labor practices – joins host Jenna Liut to discuss how they have amassed the largest database on food and personal care product sustainability in the world. With over 1,000,000 rated products, HowGood is creating a more transparent supply chain that helps consumers and businesses alike make informed, sustainability-minded decisions.

It's HRN's annual summer fund drive, this is when we turn to our listeners and ask that you make a donation to help ensure a bright future for food radio. Help us keep broadcasting the most thought provoking, entertaining, and educational conversations happening in the world of food and beverage. Become a member today! To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we have brand new member gifts available. So snag your favorite new pizza - themed tee shirt or enamel pin today and show the world how much you love HRN, just go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate.

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Jun 30 2019

1hr 10mins

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Episode 138: Snailblazer, Trailblazer

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Naama Tamir, co-owner of Lighthouse and Lighthouse Outpost, was recently named as Slow Food NYC's 2019 "Snailblazer," a designation granted to changemakers committed to creating a better food system. Her work exemplifies the big impact that one small business can have on a broader goal of good, clean, fair food for all. Naama joins host Jenna Liut in the studio to discuss the various sustainability and labor initiatives underway at both of her Brookly and NYC-based restaurants.

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Jun 09 2019

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Episode 137: Food Routes

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Host Jenna Liut is joined by Robyn Metcalfe, author of the newly published book, “Food Routes: Growing Bananas in Iceland and Other Tales from the Logistics of Eating,” to unpack the unbelievable complexities of the current food supply chain and discuss how technology will impact the future of how our food gets from the field to our fork.

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Jun 02 2019

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Episode 136: Not Safe Enough to Drink

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Roundup, a common glyphosate-based herbicide made by Monsanto, is back in the news as a California jury recently ordered the company to pay $2 billion in damages to a married couple who both developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which they say was caused by many years of using this product. Carey Gillam, investigative journalist and author of Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science, joins host Jenna Liut to discuss the science behind glyphosate, how it became the world's most popular herbicide, and what is at stake for human and environmental health as a result of its prevalence worldwide.

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May 19 2019

1hr 9mins

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Episode 135: Dead Species Walking

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This week, a landmark new report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) was released stating that nature is declining globally at unprecedented rates and the rate of species extinction is accelerating. One million (out of eight million) plant and animal species are now on the verge of extinction. Joining the show to help explain why and the extent to which the decline in biodiversity is happening, the consequences of the decline and how we need to move forward is Susan Casey – Lefkowitz, Chief Program Officer for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

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May 12 2019

41mins

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Episode 134: Eating Tomorrow

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This season of Eating Matters has focused a lot on how to feed a growing world’s population without completely destroying the planet and policies and programs – past, present and future – aimed at helping us get there. In the final episode of Eating Matters for the season, host Jenna Liut interviews author Tim Wise about his new book, Eating Tomorrow: Agribusiness, Family Farmers and the Battle for the Future of Food, which brings together many of the previously discussed policies and lays out what we need to do, collectively, to ensure we are all able to eat tomorrow.

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Apr 14 2019

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Episode 133: Organic Valley

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Host Jenna Liut sits down with Organic Valley’s Mission Executive, Leslie Kruempel, to discuss their unique co-op model and brand strategy. Kruempel explains the history of Organic Valley, the participation of its 2,000 family farmers, and their new ad campaign “Call Us Crazy But It’s Working.” They also discuss more nuanced topics like Grassmilk, labeling and Greenwashing trends, and balancing reliance on ruminants with an increased push for sustainability.

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Apr 07 2019

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Episode 132: Representative Earl Blumenauer

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Host Jenna Liut talks with Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) about why he gives the 2018 Farm Bill a "D+," his work on the New Green Deal, and how every politician - regardless of their committee assignments - must prioritize food and agriculture systems reform.

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Mar 31 2019

42mins

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Episode 131: Part 2: The ABCs of GMOs

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Host Jenna Liut continues her conversation with Greg Jaffe, Director of the Project on Biotechnology at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, on everything you need to know about genetic engineering.

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Mar 24 2019

33mins

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Episode 130: Part 1: The ABCs of GMOs

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International agricultural biotechnology and biosafety expert from the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Greg Jaffe, joins host Jenna Liut to share everything you need to know about genetic engineering. Whether you are a skeptic or supporter, this episode will help you better understand the facts – including the science, regulation and controversies surrounding the use of this technology.

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Mar 17 2019

52mins

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