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Farming

Tamara Staples, Queen of Cock Photography

Tamara Staples, Queen of Cock Photography

Cock lovers rejoice! Our guest heretic for this show is Tamara Staples, a photographer that combines her love of art and cock into picture books.  On this show we learn what got her so interested in cocks, what her favourite cock of all time is, how to tame a cock…

Poisoning Our Children: André Leu in Hawaii, Part 1

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Are you:

  • Confused about the safety of pesticides and GMO foods?

  • Wondering how much they outperform their organic counterparts?

  • Curious to know how to choose what's best for your family without becoming a basket case?

Welcome to this special edition of the Nutrition Heretic Podcast. After my last interview with André Leu for our Frenching Your Food Telesummit, I invited him to come speak on the Big Island of Hawai'i. Today's edition is the full presentation that André gave to our local audience. Don't miss the Breakfast Talk Storywhere we sat down for a more informal discussion with André.

Andre Leu is the Author of Poisoning our Children and TheMyths of Safe Pesticides. He is International Director of Regeneration International, an organization that promotes food, farming and land use systems that regenerate and stabilise climate systems, the health of the planet and people, communities, culture and local economies, democracy and peace.

He was the President of IFOAM – Organics International, the world change agent and umbrella body for the organic sector. IFOAM – Organics International has around 850 member organisations in 127 countries.

More episodes with André Leu:

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Defending Small Farmers With Peter Kennedy, FTCLDF Attorney

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Peter Kennedy of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund on the Nutrition Heretic Podcast This week, we continue our discussion with Pete Kennedy of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund, where he’ll describe the Great Apple Muffin and Oatmeal Cookie Confiscation by authorities in Michigan, several more ways in which our food freedoms are assaulted, and how Peter’s role at the Fund helps real farmers make a living and thoughtful consumers get access to health-promoting foods.

If you missed the first half of this interview with Peter when he described the outrageous cases in which he has to defend small farmers, how the government protects corporate food operations from responsibility and what the FDA thinks about your right to consume healthy food, click over to listen now.

Peter Kennedy is an attorney in Sarasota, Florida and served as President of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund from 2008-2016. He has represented or assisted in the representation of dairy farmers facing possible state enforcement action in Florida, Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan and Indiana. He has helped farmers get started in the business of distributing raw milk and raw milk products in many other states. He is currently working with others to challenge the federal ban on the interstate shipment of raw milk for human consumption.

Highlights from today's episode:

2:13 ~ The danger behind 18 Oatmeal Cookies and 17 Apple Muffins

07:49 ~ Bogus claims about real food

11:00 ~ Accountability for large processors

21:21 ~ Number of farms driven out of business by the government

22:20 ~ The difference in safety between imported and local food.

14:58 ~ Success stories in favor of real food

27:18 ~ Why you should become a member of the Farm-To-Consumer Legal Defense Fund

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Guest Heretic Peter Kennedy of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund

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Peter Kennedy of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund on the Nutrition Heretic Podcast In the US, we’ve been led to believe that our Constitution protects our freedoms. But if you’ve ever been seriously ill and relied on certain foods like raw milk or organic, non-GMO foods for your recovery, you’ve quickly found out that the government doesn’t have your back and in fact is working overtime to outlaw these very foods. That’s why our Guest Heretic Peter Kennedy, an attorney for the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund, has dedicated his work to protecting both family farms and consumers who want to consume the life-affirming foods they provide.

Listen in as Peter describes the outrageous cases in which he has to defend small farmers, how the government protects corporate food operations from responsibility, and what the FDA thinks about your right to consume healthy food.

Hear the conclusion of Peter's interview when we find out what makes muffins so dangerous to the US government, more secrets about food freedoms, and Peter’s role working with Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund.

Peter Kennedy is an attorney in Sarasota, Florida and served as President of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund from 2008-2016. He has represented or assisted in the representation of dairy farmers facing possible state enforcement action in Florida, Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan and Indiana. He has helped farmers get started in the business of distributing raw milk and raw milk products in many other states. He is currently working with others to challenge the federal ban on the interstate shipment of raw milk for human consumption.

Highlights from today's episode:

05:32 ~ Why didn’t the founding fathers protect food?

19:29 ~ What happens when the FDA raids a farm?

26:59 ~ What the FDA says about citizens’ rights to consume foods.

28:30 ~ How the FDA violates congressional statutes.

34:07 ~ The problem with studies.

38:19 ~ How the dairy and pharmascuetical industries are on the same team.

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Ensuring Access To Real Food With Food Rebel, Charlotte Smith

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Ensuring Access To Real Food With Food Rebel, Charlotte Smith is on The Nutrition Heretic Podcast This episode isn’t just for farmers. It’s for anyone who depends on farmers to provide food for their families!

Welcome back to part 2 of our interview with Charlotte Smith of 3 Cow Marketing and Champoeg Creamery. In the first half of our interview, we discussed how farmers need to price their products to stay in business. In today’s conversation, we’ll find out the vital role raw milk plays in the health of Charlotte’s family, which type of cow’s milk is easiest to digest, how to ensure your access to real food and much more.

Charlotte Smith was named a food rebel, pioneer and visionary by PBS’s Food Forward TV, and a “Pioneering Leader in Raw Milk Production” by Mark McAfee, CEO Organic Pastures Dairy, and Food Tank named her one of the 25 “World’s Most Influential Women in Food and Ag” Charlotte Smith has created a sustainable farm-to-consumer business selling premium meats, poultry, eggs and milk. After witnessing one too many small business owners close up shop after being run ragged and still not being able to pay the bills with their sales, she founded 3 Cow Marketing to help others transform their marketing skills and begin to live the life they always dreamed of.

You can follow Charlotte through 3 Cow MarketingChampoeg Creamery, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

 Highlights from today's episode:

02:16 ~ Why access to raw milk is important.

09:24 ~ Controversies surrounding meat.

12:52 ~ Running a sustainable milk farm.

20:01 ~ The differences between A1 and A2 milk. Which is easier to digest?

21:45 ~ Why the cream line differs over the year.

25:53 ~ Truth in labeling.

35:13 ~ The controversy around raw milk.

42:55 ~ Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund protecting farmers rights to grow real food.

46:37 ~ Catch Charlotte on PBS Food Forward TV.

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How Farmers Can Make a Viable Living with Charlotte Smith of 3 Cow Marketing and Champoeg Creamery

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How Farmers Can Make a Viable Living with Charlotte Smith on The Nutrition Heretic Podcast American farmers are broke, so when today’s guest heretic Charlotte Smith started her grass-based farm, she wanted to make sure she wouldn’t go out of business in two years because she couldn’t make ends meet. She’ll share how she helps farmers to earn a living wage, discuss the controversy over the food that rocked her world and tell us about her involvement in the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund.

Tune in again next week for part two of our interview where Charlotte will discuss how she runs a sustainable milk farm, how she cured her family's health problems with raw milk, and what to do when the US government, big pharma and big agriculture aim to take away your access to the foods you need to stay well.

Charlotte Smith was named a food rebel, pioneer and visionary by PBS’s Food Forward TV, and a “Pioneering Leader in Raw Milk Production” by Mark McAfee, CEO Organic Pastures Dairy, and Food Tank named her one of the 25 “World’s Most Influential Women in Food and Ag” Charlotte Smith has created a sustainable farm-to-consumer business selling premium meats, poultry, eggs and milk. After witnessing one too many small business owners close up shop after being run ragged and still not being able to pay the bills with their sales, she founded 3 Cow Marketing to help others transform their marketing skills and begin to live the life they always dreamed of.

You can follow Charlotte through 3 Cow MarketingChampoeg Creamery, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Highlights from today's episode:

05:33 ~ How to price so you stay in business.

11:33 ~ Why marketing for female farmers is different.

22:43~ Things most farmers are doing wrong.

34:08 ~ The value of relationships with customers.

40:16 ~ How big pharma and grocery stores fit into the mix.

47:37 ~ The top two sacrifices farmers make and why they're ironic.

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Food Waste And Perfection Perception; Evan Hazelett of Imperfect Produce Is Taking Action

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Evan Hazelett, Nutrition Heretic and food waste One hundred and thirty three billion pounds of food is wasted each year — and most of that comes from us! Consumer demand and ignorance of the law are among the principle reasons that supermarkets dispose of perfectly good produce.

Our guest heretic Evan Hazelett of Imperfect Produce is doing something about it. Imperfect Produce delivers the freshest, less-than-perfect looking fruits and vegetables to homes throughout San Francisco and the Bay Area in California at a fraction of supermarket prices. This isn’t rotten produce, just produce that’s either too small, too big, slightly blemished or otherwise less than optimal for shopkeepers and some consumers.

In this episode, you’ll learn how to choose the juiciest oranges every time, reduce food waste in your own home, inspire others to make use of produce that would otherwise rot on the ground and the best way to store your bananas.

Listen to the end to find out how to get your special 50% off coupon for your first order.

Highlights From This Episode

02:32 ~  Chicken in the trash.

05:20 ~ What's that? A second pet peeve?

07:19 ~ What is Imperfect Produce and how does it work?

12:10~ Imperfect restaurants and chefs charge top dollar.

18:39 ~ What imperfect produce looks like.

24:46 ~ Adrienne argues that imperfect produce does not taste the same as regular.... this may shock you!

31:12 ~ China's food fettish.

34:00 ~ Evan's documentary recommendation "Just Eat It"

42:20 ~ Tricks grocery stores use to make produce more appealing.

44:35 ~ Japan's $360 perfect grapes.

52:36 ~ How to get community groups involved locally.

57:47 ~ Two things you can do to eliminate food waste.

60:04 ~ Tips to reduce food waste in your refrigerator.

Follow Imperfect Produce on social media at Facebook, Twitter, Pinterestt, and Instagram, for lots of funky photos, wonderfully wonky recipes, and ways you can get involved to reduce food waste. 

To see the video Evan mentioned, or to learn more about food waste in the USA, as well as ways to make use of those leftovers, have a browse through these titles:

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Can Korean Natural Farming Methods Be Easily Applied To Home Gardens? Find Out With Our Guest Heretic Chris Trump

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Chris Trump on the Nutrition Heretic, Korean Natural Farming at Home Can the Korean Natural Farming methods discussed in last week’s episode be easily applied to home gardens? Today we continue our discussion with Chris Trump of the Island Harvest Macadamia Nut farm in Hawaii.

We’ll separate facts from fiction, learn about Indigenous Microorganisms and Chris’s experiences learning with Master Cho — the developer of this complete farming system.

Discover what happened when Adrienne watered her neighbour's plants, is it possible to have a no-smell piggery, and what is the Ferrari of diverse microorganism inputs… on this episode of The Nutrition Heretic Podcast.

To see Chris in action talking about Korean Farming, check out his YouTube channel.

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30% Yield Increase During California Drought; Growing Top Soil; Practically Free Farming Method; Guest Heretic Spencer Smith at the Jefferson Center for Holistic Management

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Spencer Smith, Holistic Farming, Nutrition Heretic Podcast After his wife, Abbey, returned from working on a  holistically managed farm in South Africa in 2005, she and her husband, Spencer sat down to create their own Holistic Context Statement. In this week’s episode of the Nutrition Heretic Podcast, we talk with Spencer Smith, learn what a Holistic Context is and how creating one for yourself is important for anyone who wants to engage more meaningfully with their farming, family and their food choices.

Spencer Smith is the leader of the Jefferson Center for Holistic Management, part of the Savory Network.  To keep up to date with Spencer and Abbey, you can follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Intagram, Pinterest, and YouTube.

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