Local Food: Cranberries
Starvation Alley is a local organic cranberry and cranberry juice producer with a mission. They encourage conventional cranberry farmers who want to grow organically, by purchasing their berries at a premium as the conventional farm makes the three year transition to organic. In this KBCS local food segment, company co-founder Jessica Tantisook speaks about the business side of cranberry farms and what it means to be organic. This story originally aired in 2015.
Hundreds of Acres of Organic Farmland Saved in Washington
Organic farm and pasture land is scarce in some parts of the country, and Washington state is no different. Find out why a recent purchase of 284 acres of prime organic farmland was cause for celebration; not just by PCC farmland trust that bought it and saved it from conversion into 59 estate homes, but by an organic dairy that’s now on the high road to expansion. (more…)
Winemakers Value Eco-Friendly Practices, Consumers Prioritize Taste
King Estate winery will officially be certified biodynamic this year. This is the latest in a long line of environmentally sound practices at wineries across Oregon.
KLCC’s Kira Hoffelmeyer takes a look at whether these efforts matter to wine drinkers and others in the industry.
Genetically Modified Foods
You know the saying, you are what you eat? Well what if you don’t know what’s in the food you’re eating?
Genetically modified food (GMO’s) is a hot topic of debate. What is genetically modified food? Is it good or harmful?
In Washington State come November, voters will decide the fate of Initiative 522, which would to require special labeling of genetically modified foods. Federal law does not require genetically engineered food labeling.
To discuss GMO’s versus non-GMO’s and i-522, Sonya Green speaks with three guests:
- Director of Public Affairs at Puget Consumer Coop, Trudy Bialic
- Board member from Washington State Physicians for Social Responsibility (and a registered nurse), Karen Bowman
- Eastern Washington conventional wheat grower, Tom Stahl from Waterville, Washington
Listen to the interview: KBCS_M+I_2013-05-01_GMO
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