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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.

Jul 23, 2018

In this 3rd and final episode in our 3-part series on tea, coffee and chocolate, we talk with author Simran Sethi about:

  • The number of species that provide 95% of the world’s calories—take a wild guess before you listen, you’ll never get it
  • The complicated story of chocolate
  • How cocoa from Ghana tastes different...

Jul 16, 2018

The second installment in a three-part series on tea, coffee and chocolate, TJ Semachin and Caleb Nicholes, co-founders of Kickapoo Coffee, talk about the coffee industry: where it's been, where it's headed, and what their small roastery (and others like it!) is doing to support coffee farmers and rural communities.

Jul 9, 2018

Did you know that tea leaves are never washed after they’re picked? This means that if your tea is not organic, you’re basically brewing a mug of chemicals to sip on. Yikes. This week Ahmed Rahim, co-founder of Numi Organic Tea, talks about the tea industry and how your tea choices make a big difference. Listen in!

Jul 2, 2018

This week on Rootstock Radio, we're discussing organic plant breeding with Dr. Bill Tracy of University of Wisconsin - Madison. What is cross breeding compared to GMO? How does it work? And who owns all our seeds these days anyway? (Hint: It's complicated.) Listen in!