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Follow host Theresa Marquez as she exposes the realities of our broken food system and explores solutions put forward by our country's brightest changemakers.

Rootstock Radio celebrates the changemakers who are working to restore and revitalize our broken food and farming system. We balance the doom-and-gloom with real-life solutions for a sustainable future.

Feb 26, 2018

Kathleen Bauer, creator of Good Stuff NW, connects the dots between what's happening in the field and what she puts on her table. Kathleen has been increasingly interested in the idea of "ag in the middle" -- the idea that we need to help small farmers scale up to middle-sized and that, in turn, we need to help...


Feb 19, 2018

Eric Holt-Gimenez of Food First doesn't want to "fix" the food system -- he wants to transform it into something completely different. Because, as he points out, "when you say you want to 'fix' the food system that means you think that it once worked well." In today's episode, Eric explores how capitalism drives...


Feb 12, 2018

"The US is quite different from a lot of the other Western countries in the world in the fact that there aren't that many laws on the books that focus on animal welfare--particularly on farm animals," says Dr. Meggan Hain, animal care specialist at CROPP Cooperative / Organic Valley. She agrees with last week's...


Feb 5, 2018

Many people who purchase organic eggs have no idea that large-scale poultry producers are able to cut corners in ways that don't align with one of the core principles of organic: that "animals are able to exhibit their natural behaviors," says Melissa Hughes, general counsel for Organic Valley. In this episode,...