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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.

Oct 29, 2018

Seasoned farmer, community volunteer, and founder of the Women, Food and Agriculture Network, Denise O’Brien, talks about how she and her husband have experienced positive and negative shifts around the idea of organic food—and agriculture in general—over the last forty years. She also talks about what led her to...


Oct 22, 2018

Dr. John Ikerd, Professor Emeritus of Agriculture and Applied Economics at the University of Missouri, talks about : 

  • How the calorie count in our food is skyrocketing as the nutrient density plummets
  • How the loss of independent agriculture producers is NOT cyclical but rather a fundamental transformation of the system...


Oct 15, 2018

Vice President of Communication & Engagement at Project Drawdown, Dr. Katherine Wilkinson was lead writer for the New York Times bestseller Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. Katherine didn’t have time to go into each of the 100 strategies for addressing, adapting to...


Oct 8, 2018

Creative food event planner and award-winning writer and multimedia producer, Lola Milholland, talks about starting her Portland-based organic ramen noodle company Umi Organic and the importance of being playful with food. From ‘experimental ice cream socials’ to ‘noodle luges’ Lola is turning the American bad...


Oct 1, 2018

On this episode…

Nick Hernandez, director of the Food Sovereignty Initiative and member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, shares his personal definition of food sovereignty and how it can be as simple as returning to the way that Native people lived, pre-colonialism. In many...