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Food Chain Radio Michael Olson
Urban Farming Agriculturalist
The Lost Food
Can farming return the nutrients missing from food?

Guest: Daphne Miller, M.D., author of The Jungle Effect and Farmacology

Following in the footsteps of Weston A. Price, physician Daphne Miller went looking for healthy people. Like Price, she found them in primitive cultures.

Among the elements that gave primitive people healthy bodies, and long lives, was the primitive foods they consumed. What made the difference was what was in primitive foods but not in civilized foods, and what was not in primitive foods but in civilized foods.
Food Chain Radio Michael Olson hosts Daphne Miller, M.D., author of The Jungle Effect and Farmacology

What both Price and Miller discovered was that primitive foods, though certainly not as pretty or as big as civilized foods, contained a higher concentration of essential nutrients. Thus primitive people could eat less food and yet get more essential nutrition.

What was not in the primitive foods, but in the civilized foods, were the additives that gave civilized foods taste and shelf life, including processed sugars, partially-hydrogenated oils, chemical preservatives, and so on.

Considering the consequences of eating foods in which essential nutrients have gone missing, and in which synthetic elements have been added, both Price and Miller concluded that eating civilized foods can lead to sickeness and disease.

This observation leads us to ask…
Can farming return the nutrients that went missing from our food?

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Decertifying the UFW
Should government count the vote to decertify the UFW?
Guest: Silvia Lopez, Farm Worker, Gerawan Farms

The great state of California is now a one-party state controlled, for the most, by its labor unions.

Though not among the most powerful of unions in terms of the amount of money it contributes to government, the United Farm Workers Union (UFW) is certainly among the state’s more popular for its advocacy of those who harvest the nation’s food.
Food Chain Radio Michael Olson hosts Silvia Lopez, Farm Worker: Should government count the vote to decertify the UFW?

Food Chain Radio Michael Olson hosts Silvia Lopez, Farm Worker: Should government count the vote to decertify the UFW?

Formed in a grape-worker strike in the mid-1960’s that blossomed into a nation-wide grape boycott, the UFW has come to represent a consensus that those who work the fields and harvest our food should be treated and paid fairly.

Thus, it likely comes as a surprise for those of us in the city who eat the foods harvested by farmworkers, to learn they have voted to decertify the UFW.

It certainly must have surprised other unions to hear of this threat to the UFW, which may well explain why California’s Agriculture Labor Relations Board has refused to count the farmworkers decertification vote. The ALRB’s refusal to count the votes leads us to ask…
Should government count the vote to decertify the UFW?

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Food Chain Radio Michael Olson
Urban Farming Agriculturalist
MAN OR BEAST?
Which is most cruel: man or beast?

Guest: Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, Author of Beasts: What Animals Can Teach Us About the Origins of Good and Evil

We sit transfixed as right there on one of television’s nature channels a pride of lions ambushes a zebra, kills it, and eats it. Switching channels, we find ourselves shivering in terror as Shark Week fills the screen with giant great whites turning the blue water red in feeding frenzies.
Food Chain Radio Michael Olson hosts Jeffrey Masson, Author of Beasts

‘Wow,’ we think, ‘those animals are really cruel! But they do have to eat.’

Then we switch to the evening news and watch as people blow each other up with bombs filled with nails.

‘Wow,’ we think, ‘those people are really cruel! I wonder why?’

The televised carnage we watch leads us to ask: What is the nature of animals in the wild? How does the nature of animals in the wild compare with that of people in civilization? And…
Which is most cruel: man or beast?

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