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Adam Parks: How To Select & Prepare Sustainably-Raised Meats

A ranch-to-table primer
Monday, April 10, 2017, 5:15 PM

What specifically should you look for when choosing a provider to buy your meat from?

Additionally, most folks don't realize how important the butchering process is to how well meat tastes. What qualities are important to look for in a butcher?

Former rancher and current meat-repreneur, Adam Parks, joins us for this week's podcast to give practical guidance on these questions, as well as recipe and cooking tips for how to get the most out of the meats we eat. After all, if you go to the trouble to select the healthiest product and get the best butchering, you want to ensure the meals you make from it are prepared well, too. » Read more

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Robb Wolf: Wired To Eat

Rewiring our diet for better health
Monday, March 20, 2017, 12:14 PM

As human animals, our genetic programming pushes us to optimize caloric intake with the minimal amount of effort expended. The food industry knows this, and has for decades been developing "foods" scientifically engineered to appeal to that evolutionary drive. That result? An explosion in obesity, chronic health conditions like diabetes, and a society shamed by itself.

Robb Wolf's guidance revolves around working with, not against, our primal wiring. Eating more, but of the fuel our body truly needs, is much better than merely eating less of the processed gunk sold to us in most aisles of the grocery store. » Read more

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9 Edible Wildflowers of Spring

Early season harvest
Friday, February 24, 2017, 2:39 PM

With warmer temps approaching, you will be able to discover and use fresh wildflowers as part of your diet.  Here are 9 great additions to keep an eye out for.

https://www.wildedible.com/9-edible-wildflowers-spring

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Dave Murphy - Glyphosate: Unsafe On Any Plate

Are we being fed poison for profit?
Sunday, January 1, 2017, 2:16 PM

In November, a very concerning report -- Glyphosate: Unsafe On Any Plate -- was released by The Detox Project and Food Democracy Now!, raising the alarm of the high levels of glyphosate in the US food supply and the (deliberate?) low levels of awareness of its associated health risks.

Dave Murphy, executive director of Food Democracy Now!, joins us this week to explain the finding of this new report on the world's most-used herbicide (more commonly known by its retail brand: Roundup). As happened in past decades with the alcohol and tobacco industries, there's compelling evidence that profits have taken a priority over consumer safety -- and as public health concerns are being raised, Big Ag is circling its wagons and attacking the questioners rather than embracing open scrutiny.

Are we being poisoned in the pursuit of profit? » Read more

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How to cook with a mid-summer CSA box

Getting creative with your summer bounty
Monday, August 1, 2016, 4:40 PM

Some good ideas on how to cook with and utilized all the wonderful food you can get from your CSA box or garden.

http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/how-cook-mid-summer-csa-box.html

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The Burrito Index: Consumer Prices Have Soared 160% Since 2001

Calculating the real inflation rate
Friday, July 29, 2016, 3:31 PM

In our household, we measure inflation with the "Burrito Index": How much has the cost of a regular burrito at our favorite taco truck gone up?

Since we keep detailed records of expenses (a necessity if you’re a self-employed free-lance writer), I can track the real-world inflation of the Burrito Index with great accuracy: the cost of a regular burrito from our local taco truck has gone up from $2.50 in 2001 to $5 in 2010 to $6.50 in 2016.

That’s a $160% increase since 2001; 15 years in which the official inflation rate reports that what $1 bought in 2001 can supposedly be bought with $1.35 today. » Read more

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Bulk Food Storage Tips

How to avoid 5 common mistakes
Tuesday, July 5, 2016, 6:35 PM

5 tips and areas of concern to keep in mind when putting away bulk foods or prepping your deep pantry.  Keep building your resilience!

http://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/survivalist/survival-skills-how-avoid-5-common-mistakes-bulk-food-storage » Read more

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66 Things You Can Grow At Home

In Containers, Without a Garden
Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 11:58 AM

There are an amazing assortment of plants that one can grow in containers and pots that make building resilience without a big garden space easier.  Check out these 66 ideas of plants to start with. 

http://homestead-and-survival.com/66-things-you-can-grow-in-containers/

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Joel Salatin: The Promise Of Regenerative Farming

It may well be our only long-term food solution
Sunday, March 13, 2016, 8:03 AM

Front man for the sustainable/regenerative farming movement, Joel Salatin, returns to the podcast this week.

Next month on April 23rd, he'll be joining Adam, the folks from Singing Frogs Farm, permaculturalist Toby Hemenway, and Robb Wolf at a speaking event in northern California. He'll be speaking on the power that's in our hands to make much smarter choices regarding the food systems we depend on. » Read more

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5 Survival Foods to Consider for Your Emergency Supplies

Not your typical items for the deep pantry
Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 5:58 PM

A number of interesting food items to consider for your long-term food storage and deep pantry.

http://www.motherearthnews.com/real-food/5-survival-foods-for-your-emergency-supplies-zbcz1601.aspx