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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 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 (and why you shouldn’t believe anyone who tries to convince you otherwise)
  • How large operations are gaining market power and then overproducing—and the problems this creates
  • How we have sacrificed so many things in our food system by chasing a very narrow definition of efficiency
  • The Iowa Alliance for Responsible Agriculture
  • How we can put personal connection back in our food system