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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.

Mar 4, 2019

Can you understand something like food without considering politics, economics and social conditions? Professor Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern doesn’t think so. Catch her insights on this week’s episode of Rootstock Radio.

Tune in to hear about:

  • The lowdown on guest worker programs in agriculture: what they are, why they’re gaining popularity again—and why they’re problematic.
  • How social violence and economic exclusion in the marketplace turns farmers into migrant farm workers.
  • The history of farm workers being left out of progressive labor reforms like 40-hour work weeks and the right to unionize.
  • Hope! An opportunity emerging for immigrant farm workers as (predominantly) white farmers are retiring across the country.